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Team 3 Star

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BENEFITING: Courage Beyond

EVENT DATE: Oct 06, 2012

Marilyn Olson


Who I am:

I am a 3 Star Mom. I am 47 yrs old, have hardly ever been fit except if you want to call thin before having children!  My oldest son is currently serving with the US Marine Corps in Helmand Province Afghanistan, my middle son is leaving September 10, 2012 for USMC boot camp and my daughter has sworn in and will be leaving as early as springtime for Parris Island USMC recruiting depot. While my obsession with my oldest has consumed all of my free time; searching for any news I can find on Operation Enduring Freedom, it has now tripled!   I have two 5k runs behind me now and have lost 15 of my 30 pound goal. This has been a tremendous stress reliever for me!  I have decided if I'm going to do this for me, perhaps my peers may support me by making a contribution to Not Alone, Inc. I have watched first hand one of my Marine Mom peers lose their sons and just recently watched many come home wounded from my own son's batallion. These families will need ongoing to support as they heal from a magnitude of loss; from death to severly injured...inside and out.   I hope you will join me in my efforts and support me in my next upcoming 5K run; not only helping me stay motivated, but helping our military forces and their families get the help they deserve.  Better yet, come join me!

About Not Alone:

At Not Alone they empower warriors and families dealing with combat stress through training, education, counseling, and support.   Not Alone provides programs and services for warriors and families impacted by combat stress and PTSD.  Not Alone is for everyone whose lives are affected by war. Warriors, families, friends, doctors, and more. Visit



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