A walking miracle.

That is how Tabitha Sims describes her son, Roman, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor on March 9.

Once receiving the grim diagnosis, Roman underwent an 11-hour craniotomy to remove the tumor, which was a success.

The four-year-old was discharged on March 30, and was able to attend Easter services the following Sunday at Better Life Church, where the family attends regularly.

“The support from the community from the beginning has been unbelievable. Not only did we receive support from our Morehead family, but all across the country people were praying and sending gifts,” said Tabitha.

Sims says she has received comfort, not only from people in the United States, but internationally as well.

“I had friends in Ireland, London, and Africa praying and telling me how Roman’s story has greatly impacted the people in their lives,” she said. “To have been given such a platform for God to work a miracle through has been very humbling, and the glory is His.”

There will be a 4K on Saturday, with the proceeds going toward supporting Roman and his medical expenses.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m., at Better Life Church. The race will start at 9 a.m.

The fee is donation-based, with a minimum donation of $10.

Runners or walkers will receive a T-shirt and bracelet for entering, and there will be medals for top three adults and top three kids.

“We can not wait to see everyone come out and support Roman and raise awareness for childhood brain cancer. Come out and experience a little piece of the miracle,” said Tabitha.

Megan Smedley can be reached at msmedley@themoreheadnews.com or by telephone at 784-4116.

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