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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Alumnus races for children with Down syndrome

In July 2007, Brady Murray held his newborn son, Nash, for the first time. Soon after, the doctor told him that Nash had Down syndrome.

“I admit, I was scared,” Murray said. “But with time, fear and worry was replaced by humility and inspiration. I love being around others with Down syndrome. They’re filled with innocence and full of ability, and they have feelings just like you and I.”

Brady Murray
Murray, an alumnus of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, has been committed to helping those with Down syndrome ever since. He said hundreds of children with Down syndrome live in orphanages and mental institutions, and many are waiting to find a family.

Murray is hoping to share this cause with a much larger audience, as he has entered the “Kona Inspired” contest. If he gets enough votes, he will be selected to race in the 2012 Ironman World Championship. If you are interested in helping Murray out, click on this link, watch Murray’s video, and click “VOTE FOR THIS” to help him out. Each person can vote once per day through the entire month of May.

“It’s for these children that I train,” said Murray, who will race in Ironman St. George on May 5. “It’s for these children that I’ve committed to become an Ironman.”

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