Jessica Baram wrote -I was born and raised in Syria. Five years is a a lot of time away from home, with only horrifying glimpses of it in the news. I've learned that sometimes the mind and soul is enough to be somewhere. Now that I have a chance to make a difference Id like to ask all of you to help me make my run matter. I will be running the LA marathon (26 miles/ 42 kilometers) on February 14th 2016 and I'm asking you all to open your hearts and take advantage of this chance to make a difference and help with whatever you can to support and feed the children of Syria.