Tragedies struck the Sleepy Eye community several times over in the past year, but one family at the heart of that tragedy is looking to bring some good from it.
Deb Hadley tells us about the first-ever 5k in Sleepy Eye called, “Kaylie and Tyler’s 5k.”
Kaylie Hogue, is my daughter and she passed away of a seizure suddenly on June 5, 2013. From that I was able to meet with Coach Kill, Football Coach of the U of M Gophers, and help him realize that epilepsy can indeed kill. I never thought it could, and my daughter died of a seizure. She stopped breathing.
We had planned this 5K color run for her to raise money for epilepsy research, and scholarships at 3 schools in her name. She had trained for her first an only 5K a year ago so my husband wanted to do this in her honor.