Heres the story,
It was a year ago today that I was given the amazing opportunity to represent Team Medals of Honor at the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon. A nonprofit organization, with the mission to help honor all of those who have sacrificed their lives for our Country. This organization is doing everything in their power to make sure that the names and the memories of our fallen heroes live on. After crossing the finish line back in October, handing my medal and bib to the family of the soldier of whose name I wore on my back as a symbol of honor and remembrance, has changed a lot about me for the better. At that point there was no more complaining that my legs were sore, or that I was tired, there was nothing worthy of complaining about. There was pride in my heart and tears in my eyes seeing Marines lined the streets for 26.2 miles, American flags lined the roads with thousands of people cheering you on, and everything in between. But it wasn't so much about me, it was about the hero's name that was on my back. As most of my friends and family know, I love to run! Its never really been so much about the actual run itself, but the accomplishment you feel once you finish. With that marathon, it was no longer for the feeling of accomplishment of crossing that finishline for myself, it was about honoring all of those who have served our country so we can live with the freedom we have today. I am honored to say that I will represent Team Medals of Honor again in the 2018 race in Washington, D.C. If you are feeling a tug, please consider helping me to raise the necessary funds in order to help Team Medals of Honor continue to honor all of our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice, to the men and woman on active duty, veterans, and the surviving family members. If you can't, it is very understandable.
Thank you all so much!