I haven't really had an energy to run hard or push myself, if you'll excuse the over share, my period showing up with a might vengeance is the main cause of this. However, as of Thursday afternoon i've unofficially met my fundraising goal! Gary tells me the community donations are up to $420 and some change, add that the the $449 I've raised and the checks I know a few family members mailed in, I've hit the $1k minimum donation goal! This is so awesome and so overwhelmingly cool that It's given me a second wind as it were.
Now I'm not just running to help veterans get the much needed health care they deserve and are often unable to afford, now I'm running to do you all proud. I'm running to honor my late Grandfather's memory, who spoke of his time in the Navy during WWII as the most honorable thing he'd ever done. My grandfather gave up his life long dream of playing center field for the red sox(he was drafted to the team just prior to the war) to enlist not just to protect this country, but to help save the lives of all the innocent people who were caught up in that terrible war. He raised his children to view violence as an absolute last ditch effort, but to never hesitate to protect what you love when it's threatened. So I'm running for him, and I'm running for the members of this community who support me, and especially for those who have served.
thank you all again, thank you so so much!