Marilyn Russell's Remarkable Women: Remarkable Mom Michelle Wentworth, and Tamara Conan, National Director for the Healthy Kids Running Series

May 12, 2019

For this very special Mother’s Day edition of Remarkable Women we’re spotlighting moms and kids!

First we meet Tamara Conan, the National Director for the Healthy Kids Running Series. The Healthy Kids Running Series is a national non-profit youth running program based out of West Chester, PA. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Healthy Kids Running Series they are hosting 10 Fest events in three regions across the country. One of the events is next Sunday, May 19 at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA.  More details at

Next Marilyn and Laura sit down with a remarkable mom named Michelle Wentworth. Michelle first shared her story at WOGL’s annual Radiothon for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia last December. When Michelle was 20 weeks pregnant she found out that her baby had Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida is Latin for split spine and is a birth defect where there is an incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord.  Michelle had to undergo fetal surgery, and thankfully it worked! Michelle and her daughter Mary Cate are both healthy and happy. We encourage you to listen to this incredible story on Mother’s Day.