Mother and son, Laura and Shaun Fuemmeler, ran 5K
Laura Fuemmeler, and son Shaun, 9
Don Ricklui as he finishes the 1/2 mile walk/run

Meadowlark’s 14th Annual Speedy P D Race had a large turnout Saturday.

Nine-year-old Manhattan Catholic School student, Shaun Fuemmeler, shares why he ran and what he knows about Parkinson’s disease.
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His mom, Laura Fuemmeler of Manhattan, also ran. She shares how Parkinson’s has touched their lives.
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Don Ricklui also completed the race Saturday morning. Ricklui shared why it was important to be on Team Meadowlark, even though he used his walker to participate in the race.
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Ricklui also enjoyed the weather and being surrounded by his fans. He said the race wasn’t easy, but he was prepared for the challenge.
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K-State cheerleaders and other athletes were out in-force encouraging the participants, posing for photo-ops, and handing out medals at the finish line. Community 1st Bank co-sponsored the event; their employees handed out water and helped monitor the races. Proceeds from the event support the Parkinson’s Program at Meadowlark, which serves the greater Flint Hills Area.