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Meet Shawn Conard – Team LWB

In an ongoing series, we are introducing you to some of the special people on Team LWB who are participating in the Marine Corps Marathon on behalf of LWB. Proceeds from the marathon will benefit LWB’s foster care program. 

My name is Shawn Conard and I am known as “Daddy” to three special kids at home (one of whom is adopted from China) and soon to be “Daddy” to a special little boy waiting in China for his family to come. My hope is that we will be a family of six by marathon time! I have been a runner since I was in high school and am excited to run on the LWB Team! This is my first marathon and my goal is to finish with a smile on my face.


Our daughter was in a wonderful foster family that loved her deeply and took incredible care of her while she waited for her family. Our son who is waiting for us currently lives in an orphanage in central China. Caring for orphaned children is dear to our hearts, and we believe that every child deserves a family! I am running for those children who wait upon forever families and for the foster families who make a difference in the lives of children by giving them a family while they wait! LWB’s work is amazing and I am blessed to be a small part.

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