Inspired by Audrey, Red Glasses Movement grants wishes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids woman will take on the Make-A-Wish Michigan Trailblaze Challenge Saturday in Manistee, hiking 21 miles.

"I feel ready, I dream about being ready. I've hiked a lot in my dreams," said Sue Jandernoa.

Six other women, all in their 60s, will be hiking with Jandernoa as part of the Red Glasses Movement team. 

"It is a challenge, that is for sure,” she said.

There will be an eighth member of this team, the girl they’re hiking in honor of: Jandernoa’s granddaughter, Audrey.

"We've always been inspired by her love of life,” said Jandernoa.

Audrey was born with Down syndrome and died in January because of a severe respiratory illness. She was 5 years old. 

"She was a force to be reckoned with. She was full of life and knew no boundaries. She loved everyone and lived big,” Jandernoa said.

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