Five kilometers doesn’t compare to the distance that the Crouse family has traveled in the past month.
But according to Becky Crouse, it’s a start, with a 5K fundraising event for the Crouse’s son, Hayden, taking place at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Brainerd Armory.
Becky and her husband Calvin — who was able to come home early from a year-long deployment in Kuwait to be with his family — split time living between Brainerd and the Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis where the 10-month-old Hayden has been treated since April 7 when he was airlifted to Children’s Hospital with failing kidneys.
“Right now we are taking everything day by day,” said Becky in a telephone interview. “And right now, everything is going good, hopefully he (Hayden) will be discharged after surgery and be able to come home for awhile.
“We’d all like to be home for awhile.”
Saturday’s 5K run will cost $20 and includes a T-shirt, with pre-registration taking place at 12:30.
Following the run, a spaghetti dinner will be offered starting at 4:30 p.m., costing $10 for adults, $5 for kids with kids three and under eating for free.
All proceeds will be going towards the medical expenses and further donations can be made at any US Bank to the Hayden Crouse account.