Family and friends...
In an effort to reclaim past running glory AND make a difference, I've once again joined Team Fisher House to run a half marathon... the team'sfirst runDisney event- the 2017 STAR WARS(TM) Half Marathon - The Dark Side races!
I run for Team Fisher House to give back to our military members and their families. I run for TFH because they're a 4-star rated non-profit by Charity Navigator. I run for TFH because the Team is so much more than a group of similarly-clad runners; we are a family with a dedicated mission... to
I run because of stories like this one...
Lance Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama on June 19, 2014 for his heroic actions during a combat mission in Afghanistan in November 2010.
Kyle and another Marine were in a firefight with Taliban insurgents when a hand grenade landed nearby.
Kyle rushed toward the grenade and his body took most of the blast.
While Kyle endured more than 40 surgeries over the course of two and a half years at specialized military and VA medical centers far from home, his family stayed at a Fisher House.
In the words of Kyle’s mother and primary caretaker:
We appreciate every donor and every dollar that was given that gave us the opportunity to have somewhere to stay so we could be there with Kyle while he was recovering.
Your donation to Fisher House today will directly impact the lives of military families like the Carpenters – enabling them to be together at their greatest time of need.
Donate with Confidence – Fisher House is a 4-star rated non-profit by Charity Navigator.
Please join me by donating today. If you can't donate, please share this page with all you know, so we can make the greatest impact possible. With your help, we win this battle and help families in their darkest hours.
Thanks for your continued support as I wield the Force to run like the wind blows!