The mission of Achilles International is to empower people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal achievement.
Having started volunteering with Achilles International less than half a year ago, it became quickly apparent that spending time with these athletes is more meaningful than I could have ever imagined. It’s a community where hard work means working together. Where the medium of exchange is kindness. Where inspiration is just a part of the day-to-day interaction. In short, having the opportunity to participate in Achilles is not really ‘volunteering’, but more of a privilege.
For my birthday this year, I want to continue to spread the great work of this organization. If you feel like joining me in the endeavor, please donate to my NYRR United Airlines Half Marathon which i’ll be running with team Achilles in March.
With much gratitude,