Most of the time, when someone is asked about their definition of a superhero, they'd say something about strength, speed, Batcaves, or super-soldier serum. We'll admit, that's what comes to our minds first. We spend a lot of time watching movies or television shows and reading comic books about men and women who have been subjected to scientific testing or nuclear radiation, or blessed with way-above-average intelligence and a knack with engineering and building super-suits, and that's okay, because everyone needs to believe in superheroes. We do. But we also know that there are some people who don't have super-suits, haven't been part of a super-soldier program, and who don't turn into giant green rage monsters, yet they display the same, if not more, strength, courage, and selflessness in life. They and the causes they use their superpowers for don't always get the recognition they deserve, mostly because they don't ask for it. They just do it.
One of those superpowers is a dear family friend named Jason Rogers, who will be making a 3,100 mile triathlon from Seattle, Washington to Jacksonville, Florida, to raise support and awareness for childhood cancer and Mattie's Mission, a charity set up in memory of the sweet Mattie Elizabeth Goble. We have been so inspired by the Goble family's journey and the strength of their faith, and we know that you will, too. You can donate here at the website, and you can support the Tri4Mattie with your prayers as well! Read on for more information about Tri4Mattie, Mattie's Mission, and Jason, and make sure to "like" Mattie Goble's Prayer Team and the Tri4Mattie pages on Facebook.
In August of 2014, Jason Rogers, a Mattie’s Mission board member, is planning a triathlon from Seattle, WA to Jacksonville, FL known as Tri4Mattie. This 3100-mile trip will involve swimming, biking, and running across the United States and should take approximately 33 days to complete. This trip will be in memory of 6 year old Mattie Goble and in support of Mattie’s Mission. The trek will involve an RV, support vehicle and multiple support staff. Major cities along the journey will include: