Running for Hope 5K Run/Fun Walk

Joseph Ryan Dahlgren
Joseph Ryan Dahlgren

Joey's Joggers

This is the 3rd annual running of Joey’s Joggers. Joey changed our lives forever when he entered the world on November 17th in 2014. Joey was strong, handsome, and had a fighting will to live. He was born with a condition called Heterotaxy syndrome, which includes multiple defects of the heart.  Joey had his first open heart surgery not even being a full day old. He spent three long months in the hospital and never made it home. We celebrated small wins, but he faced many complications and sets back. In the end our love, prayers, and his fighting will to live was not enough.


Joey will always be a part of our family. We try to not remember the pain, but the beauty of his life. From this devastating situation we have found a way to celebrate his life and do something positive from a horrible situation. Proceeds raised from this run go directly back children and families served at Advocate Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.


Our family is extremely grateful for your support.  Thank you.




The Dahlgren Family

Eric, Erica, Jonathan, Joey, and Lacey

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