Venicemarathon has always been very sensitive and close to the world of solidarity. This year the club will land overseas to help Tyler, a 10 year-old American boy suffering of split spine, a congenital disease that restricts the body movements and forces him to a wheelchair.
This beautiful story has as its protagonist Nicola Di Silvio, a friend of Venicemarathon, runner and web running motivator.
The friendship between Nicola and Tyler started about two years ago when the two met through Tyler’s mother, Amy. There immediately arose a strong bond because Tylor, despite the numerous surgeries and treatments to which he was subjected, immediately showed a strong will, a beautiful smile and a lot of sympathy for Nicola.
Some months ago Amy contacted Nicola to ask him if he was willing to run with his son. After few months of reflection, Nicola realized he could not disappoint his young friend, and so came up with the idea of creating a tour in the United States, organizing running events to raise awareness and raise funds for of this extraordinary child.
The adventure will start on 17th March, St. Patrick's Day, when Di Silvio will fly to Boston and will race together with Tyler in the first event of this tour, in order to let the young man live a different and very special day. A few days later, he will be moving to Florida because involved in organizing its own event in Orlando with Orlando Runners clubs and split spine associations of Central Florida, and on 24th March he will head to Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri , Illinois, Pennsylvania to participate in charity runnings and workouts.
Meanwhile Nicola has set up two fundraising circuits: one goes under the name #TylerPizza, being Tylervery fond of pizza "alla Diavola". As a grown-up he would like to open his own pizzeria. The other is "Running For Tyler", opened on "Gofundme" circuit. In addition to the above, embroideredt-shirts will also be sold.
Venicemarathon will follow the journey of Nicola to support the small Tyler.