I was not sure after this tough training winter of snow and ice, whether I had it in me to toe the starting line in Hopkinton next Monday, April 26 to run the 26.2 miles to Boston. Then a few weeks ago I saw a documentary called The Bully Effect - the hardest thing, a young girl wept "No-one has my back".
A friend showed me Trevor Project which provides life-saving and life-affirming resources to end suicide amoung LGBTQ youth.
It is unfathomable how a child can feel so isolated, sad and desperate to contemplate taking their own life so I am running next Monday because 2013 is the year where we stand up. And our children will stand up. And they will have someone's back. And they will save lives.
Please join me in supporting the Trevor Project.