That's right! 1IN700 will be making it's way to San Antonio, Texas to be a part of our special 5th anniversary CleftStrong 5k being held on October 13, 2018 at Los Patios! Founder, Zack Rodetis-Urenda will get to share with us on the continuation of his inspiring project that has now reached 3 continents, captured around 400 individuals who are cleft affected, and shared a special unity with countless family members on the journey. Additionally, he will take photos of this year's participating cleft heroes wishing to be a part of this powerful 1IN700 worldwide movement project.. a project that started with its founder's heartfelt goal of "creating a timeless piece of education of 700 faces who never let this hold them back".
CleftStrong founders Ray and Chelsea Ortiz are more than happy to not only welcome the 1IN700 project back to town, but to give a good friend a hug and let him know how much his work means to their family, personally. "I think we'd all hope to be born possessing the perfect resilience for every type of adversity we face in life and to handle each challenge with perfection, but it's safe to say that we just weren't created that way" says Chelsea. "I've come to learn that it's through adversity that we can all learn and grow from one another, that life changing challenge often times requires us to make that one vital choice to fight and become stronger because of it, and best of all that it is with great purpose. Isn't it amazing when you find yourself in this sort of moment in life and that one special person gifted with the ability to relate, connect, and support comes crossing your path to do just that. Zack is one of those people to so many. Thank you for taking the challenges and victories of this new growing experience to shine a light for the whole world to see.. those who are cleft affected and those who are not. We can't wait to see you!"
Click here for a recent Facebook message from Zack on the 1IN700 project:
As hard as you fight, we will strive to fight alongside you.