Running For My Dad

My Dad is with me...
Mar 12, 2013 by Amanda Kinney

My Mom, sisters, baby Hastings and I, went to the mountains this weekend for a girls retreat. It was a perfect 60+ degrees and just beautiful. I tried running on Saturday but the steep hills stopped me at about 1.5 miles. When got about as high as I thought I could go on a quiet trail in Black Mountain, I looked up to see a beautiful red tail hawk soaring above.


I got my 6 mile run in on Sunday afternoon when I got back home. What an amazingly beautiful weekend. As soon as I hit the 6 mile mark a little bird flew by my head and landed in a tree I was passing and chirped so loudly, as if to say... "Way to go!"


Yesterday I was talking to my Mom on the phone and I walked over to my balcony door. As I looked out the window, a dove landed on the railing within arms length of me and just peeked in the window at me. I know my Dad is with me.

Bird photos from www.allaboutbirds.org


"And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint, because God has poured his love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."

Romans 5:2-5

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8 Miles for Jay!
Mar 04, 2013 by Amanda Kinney

Some facts...


  • Over 1 million people are living with a blood cancer in the US.
  • Leukemia is the leading cause of cancer death of children and young adults under the age of 20.
  • Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer.
  • Every 10 minutes someone dies.
  • There are currently no cures for blood cancers.

Your donation will make a difference!


Since it's founding in 1949, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has invested more than $814 million in leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma research. LLS-funded research has lead to key advances in understanding blood cancers and the life-saving drugs used to fight them.


We went 8 miles on Saturday on the Greenway in Greensboro. I can't say I "ran" 8 because by mile 6.5 my knee and my hip were aching, so I had to walk the last mile, but I made it! And I won't give up. After doing 8 miles, what's 5.1 more? Right?


Thank you for continuting to support me. Everytime I'm running in the cold, I feel your warm thoughts pushing me on. I do hope Spring decides to show up sometime soon though. A run in something above 34 degrees would be awesome. :) The daffodils in my Mom's front yard are peeking out and surely warmer days are on the way.


Have a great week!

Amanda





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Running in the Rain
Feb 25, 2013 by Amanda Kinney

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is working hard to find cures for cancer. Click on the link to learn more.


Our Team In Training ran 6 miles this past Saturday, in the rain in 34 degrees. It was cold and difficult, but all I could think of was the all people sitting in a hospital bed, wishing they were outside running in the rain. I kept going and suddenly realized how beautiful it was there at Salem Lake, as the rain came down, the ducks didn't mind at all. And feeling the water hit my face made me feel alive and grateful for every step.

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Dad and me on my birthday June 28, 2012 & the view from my first 5 mile run this morning.
Jan 13, 2013 by Amanda Kinney

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In memory of my Dad, Jay Kinney, I will continue to honor his battle, so that others may survive.
Jan 16, 2013

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.


Welcome to my Team In Training Fundraising home page.


My Dad, Jay Kinney, fought a long hard battle beginning in 2007, against Burkitt's Lymphoma, Leukemia, and finally MDS. He put up a good fight for his family, because he knew how much we loved and needed him.


During the first year, he recovered from Burkitt's Lymphoma and Leukemia but lost his left leg, right foot, and eight fingers after having sepsis and being in a coma for an extended period of time. He never complained but instead, kept praising God, and thanking him for each day. He endured painful procedures, in order to participate in clinical trials, so that his experience could help others in the future. He had 4 healthy years of watching his grandchildren grow and his kids continue on their own journeys through life.


In 2011, his blood counts suddenly dropped and he was diagnosed with MDS, (Myodysplastic Syndrome) and told his only chance for survival was a bone marrow transplant. Miraculously, his sister was a perfect match! We hoped and prayed that her stem cells would find there way in his body and thrive and save him. He lived almost 1 year after the transplant.


On December 19th 2012, as he lay in a hospital bed, unable to move and fighting multiple infections, he told us that he was ready and asked us to please let him go. He was surrounded by his family, he said he loved us and when my Mom asked him if he had any words of wisdom, he just said in a whisper "we are blessed". His battle ended that afternoon as he left us to be with his Heavenly Father, but we must continue to fight the war against cancer, so that others might have hope of survival.


In memory of my Dad, I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in The Nike Women's Half Marathon, April 28th in Washington DC, as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.


Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.


Amanda Lane Kinney

amandalanekinney@me.com

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    "Thank you Amanda for doing this! I love you!"
     

    Jame', Scott, Josiah, Luca and Hastings

    Thu Jan 17 11:10:26 EST 2013

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    "You are an inspiration participating in this great cause! Best of luck!"
     

    Matt Leggett

    Tue Feb 05 08:14:36 EST 2013

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    "For Josiah, Luca, & Hastings' "Poppy." and for all our loved ones who have battled this cancer. "
     

    Dorothy SanGeorge

    Fri Feb 22 12:16:49 EST 2013

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    "Amanda, We wish you much success on your run. We feel like we know you through your sister Julian. It is a wonderful thing you are doing in memory of your father. Thank you for allowing us to play a small part in supporting you! Fondly, Michelle, Dwayne and Caitlyn Canon"
     

    Michelle Cannon

    Sat Mar 09 02:07:56 EST 2013

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    "Amanda ,you are an a azing daughter and your parents are so proud. I know Jay is looking down at you with such wonder. Good luck ! I have all the confidence that you will reach your goal.Marti"
     

    Marti Randall

    Mon Mar 11 10:09:14 EDT 2013

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    "Imagine that a cure had been found early enough that no one you know had ever suffered from cancer. Lets all give generously to cancer research so the future can be cancer free for everyone. Bettye Lerner was my friend and in her memory I donate to this worthy cause. Together, we can make it happen!"
     

    James Cahn

    Tue Mar 12 03:06:53 EDT 2013

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    "Thank you Amanda and Julian for your effort and dedication. This disease took my father ten years ago at the age of 49. "
     

    Travis Mazza

    Tue Mar 12 03:10:48 EDT 2013

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    "Let's find a cure, for sure! "
     

    Lynn Ziegler

    Tue Mar 12 03:21:56 EDT 2013

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    "Thanks to Julian for inviting me into your wonderful family! Our world needs more people like the Kinney's! "
     

    David Pedersen

    Tue Mar 12 11:58:27 EDT 2013

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    "Run, Run Run!!! My Mom died of cancer in 2012 and I miss her! We need a cure! What a wonderful way to celebrate your Dad's and my Mom's life. May their memories live on through us! God Bless! Suzanne Lucas -in Loving Memory of Ruth Anna Shelly 1938-2010 "
     

    Suzanne Lucas

    Wed Mar 13 12:03:18 EDT 2013

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    "Best Wishes,..."
     

    J. M.

    Wed Mar 13 10:59:24 EDT 2013

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    " Run with your mite, your angels will see you through."
     

    Deborah Koegel

    Wed Mar 13 11:28:47 EDT 2013

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    "Best wishes in your efforts, my thoughts and prayers are with you!"
     

    Jeff Knittel

    Fri Mar 15 07:14:50 EDT 2013

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    "Go Amanda...Woof!"
     

    PetsUnlimited.com

    Fri Mar 15 08:49:38 EDT 2013

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    "In 1995 my grandmother passed away at a young age of 55 from an on again and off again battle with cancer loosing to Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Thank you to your father for helping with finding a cure. And thank you Amanda for running for a cure! All are such beautiful souls. <3"
     

    Vivian Frost

    Fri Mar 15 09:58:51 EDT 2013

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    "Jules It's Great to see you and your family continue to work on a great cause in the memory of your Dad!!"
     

    Mark McGoldrick

    Fri Mar 15 01:59:29 EDT 2013

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    "I'm so happy to give to such a special cause!"
     

    Joann Kandrac

    Sun Mar 17 09:16:59 EDT 2013

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    "I want to thank all of my associates, friends & family who gave so generously to help find a cure for cancer and support this amazing cause to find a cure cancer that my family & I feel so deeply about. By your donations I now know there are so many of you that have been affected by cancer in one form or another & want to find a cure for cancer too. My family & I can't thank you all enough for your support, prayers & love,God is Good & the world is a better place because of each of you! Although Cancer has & continues to hurt us & our loved ones; together we are all helping to heal this hurt by giving back in hopes to lessen & stop the hurt Cancer causes. Together we can & will find a cure for cancer! Thank you again for donating, you all are amazing! I am donating $2000 because you did not just raise $2000, you exceeded $2000 & together we will reach & exceed our $5000 goal to support the Lymphoma & Leukemia Cancer Society in hopes to find a cure! Come out to the race! Finish Strong!"
     

    Julian Stacy Kinney

    Tue Mar 19 01:20:08 EDT 2013

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    "In memory of a great, inspirational man and his legacy and to help others who are still fighting the cancer fight in hopes of finding a cure. Love, Brendan, Jess & Bailey Ferns"
     

    Brendan, Jess & Bailey Ferns

    Tue Mar 19 11:04:09 EDT 2013

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    "We will not forget you Jay! Best of Luck to Amanda-hope you do well in the race! "
     

    Jan Spencer

    Wed Mar 20 12:48:09 EDT 2013

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    "We are behind you all the way, Amanda!! Love, Warren, Ally & Hadyn SanGeorge"
     

    Warren, Ally & Hadyn SanGeorge

    Wed Apr 03 09:57:56 EDT 2013

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    "We are honored to make a donation for Jay Kinney. a remarkable man and father!"
     

    Chandra and Ed Young

    Mon Apr 15 11:12:02 EDT 2013

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    "Amanda, you did it!! Never doubted for one moment that you would. You are an inspiration to us and all that know you as you dedicated yourself to training for the race. We are so very proud of you. Judy and Jay"
     

    Joseph Ondrejko

    Mon Apr 29 08:11:49 EDT 2013

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    "You have a lot of support from the PDC and all of us here at JM&A....we are blessed to have Julian on our team!! Keep fighting the fight to find a cure!! "
     

    Justina Davis

    Wed Mar 13 02:15:12 EDT 2013

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    "Amanda, we are so proud of you! Your dad is smiling down on you!"
     

    Wendy Jessen

    Wed Mar 13 01:42:31 EDT 2013

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    "So very proud of the Kinney Girls!! You are all special ladies. Your daddy is so very proud and you are bringing smiles from Heaven to a wonderful cause! Your daddy's the biggest!! Most important God is smiling on you!! Thank you! "
     

    Randy Steele

    Tue Mar 12 08:32:40 EDT 2013

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    "With love!! "
     

    Paul Brady

    Tue Mar 12 07:36:01 EDT 2013

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    "For my super star Julian Kinney!!"
     

    Tony High

    Tue Mar 12 02:18:39 EDT 2013

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    "Amanda, I think what you are doing is absolutely amazing. I don't have much to give but I hope you know that it truly comes from the heart. Keep up the great work and keep on inspiring others. "
     

    Jerry Scott

    Mon Mar 11 10:39:11 EDT 2013

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    "On behalf of Jay, Mandy, Amanda, Jamie and Julian. Love, Rob & Karen"
     

    robert luisana

    Mon Mar 04 03:02:27 EST 2013

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    "Thinking of you Amanda and your family!! Hope you raise a lot of money for this cause!!"
     

    Leigh Gilliam

    Mon Mar 04 02:57:28 EST 2013

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    "Jay's spirit lives on through all of us who knew him,respected him and loved him!"
     

    John King

    Mon Mar 04 02:54:55 EST 2013

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    "Team Linkous loves you very much and we are very proud of you too!! "
     

    ouida linkous

    Mon Mar 04 02:35:38 EST 2013

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    "Good Luck Amanda! Tracey Robert"
     

    Tracey Robert

    Mon Mar 04 02:27:14 EST 2013

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    "I know your dad would be so proud of you on your journey. "
     

    Angie Joyce

    Mon Mar 04 01:10:06 EST 2013

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    "from momma josey"
     

    josey miano

    Mon Feb 25 11:04:45 EST 2013

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    "Your family is an inspiration to us all! Love you!!! "
     

    Bethany Jackson

    Mon Feb 25 10:01:58 EST 2013

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    "For Julian and her family in loving memory of your father. He fought the most courageous fight do perhaps others would not have to endure what he took on. Here is to finding cures!!!"
     

    Melissa Burns

    Sun Jan 13 06:50:51 EST 2013

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    "Skylar and Piper"
     

    David Ondrejko

    Sat Apr 27 06:40:30 EDT 2013

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    "Amanda, you are amazing: just like your incredible daddy & your sweet mom! It is and will continue to be a blessing to many that you have chosen to discipline yourself to something you never considered to be a natural inclination. THAT, precious Amanda, illustrates so beautifully the lessons of the heart your daddy so gently nurtured into your life. Please know we are praying for you to run this marathon with abundant joy as you celebrate Jay! We love you, Kirk & Pat Rucker"
     

    Kirk & Pat Rucker

    Tue Apr 23 05:09:28 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck in your race Amanda! Wish I was there to support you in person!"
     

    Ken Tanaka

    Mon Apr 15 08:56:40 EDT 2013

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    "Thanks Amanda for running for my mom. You're a star!!!"
     

    Rebecca Reynolds

    Mon Apr 15 02:07:51 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck Amanda!!! Love you and I loved knowing your dad! <3. Hope you have met your goal"
     

    Haylee Grill

    Mon Apr 15 11:31:51 EDT 2013

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    "Amanda, We love you and your family and I know your Daddy is smiling and cheering you on. Neill and I will be holding you close and saying prayers for you on race day. I imagine you'll feel an incredible surge in your strength as one angel powers your wings to help you fly. Love, Victoria and Neill Clegg"
     

    Victoria and Neill Clegg

    Sat Apr 13 06:56:28 EDT 2013

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In Memory of

Jay Kinney

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Ken Tanaka  
Rebecca Reynolds  
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Michelle Cannon  
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