May the Fourth Be With You 5K Run benefits local scholarships

The winners of the May the Fourth Be With You 5K Run, sponsored by A Hug From Above, Inc., on May 4, 2019, are (left to right) Danny Stutts (second place), Fancy Yancey (third place) and Adrian Sanchez (first place).

Thirty runners turned out Saturday for the inaugural May the Fourth Be With You 5K Run in Cleveland, hosted by A Hug From Above, Inc., a non-profit started by Wendy Medina to honor the loss of her 3-month-old son, Jaxon, and to bring together other families who have suffered similar losses.

The 5K Run was organized by the Junior Committee for A Hug From Above, Inc., and benefits local scholarships and projects the organization is planning, including the distribution of quilts to parents who have lost a child.

The first quilt will include the 26 names of children who were lost to the organization’s members. Along with each child’s name will be Bible verses that encourage strength. The group plans to deliver the first quilt this Saturday to a local mother who recently suffered a loss.

The winners of the 5K run, which began and ended at El Burrito Restaurant in Cleveland, were first place-Adrian Sanchez, second place-Danny Stutts and third place-Fancy Yancey.

Medina is looking for youths to serve on the junior committee for A Hug From Above, Inc. Anyone with an interest should contact her at

For more information on A Hug From Above, Inc., go online to or

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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