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Innocence Project TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Innocence Project

ORGANIZER: Innocence Project

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Victor Rosario

THE STORY:

My name is Victor Rosario.

Running the New York marathon as part of the Innocence Project team means more to me than I can easily express. 

In 1982, I was arrested and charged with a crime that I did not commit. I was 24 years old. I spent the next 32 years of my life in prison, only to be granted an opportunity for a new trial in 2014 after evidence came to light that showed the injustice of my conviction. 

During those 32 years in prison, running was one of the ways that I was able to maintain my humanity. The prison had a dirt track, 1/3 of a mile long. Over the years, I became an active part of the running team inside the wall. I ran in many events, and I worked closely with the other members of my team. On the day I turned 50, I decided that I would challenge myself by running 50 laps - one for each year of my life. It became a tradition, the birthday lap run. Other runners joined me, taking on the challenge on their birthdays. One year, I decided I was ready to try for the full marathon - 76 laps.  I became a marathoner in prison, always believing in my heart that I would one day achieve my freedom. I also always believed that I would have the opportunity to run a marathon as a free man. But running this marathon as part of the Innocence Project team is even more than that. It is one of the ways that I can help all those who I left behind, by supporting the Innocence Project's efforts to help other innocent men and women gain their freedom.

This run is not only for my freedom, but for their freedom.  Please help me in supporting the amazing work of the Innocence Project. 

 

Mi nombre es Victor Rosario.

Correr e Maraton de NY como parte del equipo de Proyecto de la Inocencia significa  mas para mi que puedo expresado facilmente.  

En 1982, fui detenido y acusado de un crimen que no habia cometido. Tenia 24 anos. Yo pase los siguiente 32 anos de mi vida en la prision, solo para ser concedido una oportunidad para un nuevo juicio en 2014 y mas pruebas salieron a la luz que muestran la injusticia de mi conviccion.

Durante esos 32 anos de funcionamento preso era uno de los jovenes que era capaz de mantener mi humanidad de la prision. En la prision habia una pista de tierra de un tercio de una milla de largo con los anos se convirtio en una parte de mi vida en una parte activa del equipo de corredores dentro de la pared. Corri muchos eventos y trabajo en estrecha colaboracion con los demas miembros de mi equipo.

Cuando cumpli 50 anos decidi desafiarme a mi mismo a correr una vuerta y al mismo tiempo prepararme para correr un maraton, llege a dar 76 vuelta que equivalen a 26 millas y haci finalize el Maraton. Siempre creia que un dia seria libre y correia un maraton como hombre LIBRE. Pero corriendo este maraton como parte del equipo del Proyecto de Inocencia es mas haya. Es una manera de ayudar aquellos que se quedaron atras.  Dandole el apoyo atraves del Proyecto Inocencia a hombres y mujeres a obtener su libertad. Esta carrera no es solamente por mi libertad pero para que ellos sean libres.

Por favor, ayudame a apoyar esta maravillosa obra en el Proyecto Inocencia.  Gracias.

$2,964

MONEY RAISED
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  • Que Dios lo bendiga maestro!

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  • The Whelan Family

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  • Anonymous

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  • Sharon Beckman

     

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  • Katy Stone

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  • Elizabeth Powers-Charest

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  • Jules Sigler

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  • Patricia Ressler-Billion

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  • Isaac

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  • Christine Ayers

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  • Carol and Ron Marks

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  • Lisa, Chauncey, Carter & Isabel

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  • ForThoseWrongfullyConvicted

     

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  • Katherine Montague

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  • Amie Rolland

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  • Learna Ramsey

     

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  • Gary Tolman

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119% Raised of$2,500 Goal

The Team: $39,058 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Betsy Alton

Amount Raised

$6,840

 

137% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Joseph Hill

Amount Raised

$5,460

 

109% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Laura Cohen

Amount Raised

$5,316

 

152% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Carrie Sperling

Amount Raised

$3,595

 

103% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Pete Longueira

Amount Raised

$3,555

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Joe Gullo

Amount Raised

$3,515

 

100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Jennifer Brown

Amount Raised

$3,501

 

100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Lindsay Herf

Amount Raised

$3,361

 

96% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

James & Leslie Hilton

James & Leslie Hilton

May the wind be at your back 2 years ago

Beverly Levine

Beverly Levine

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Gary Tolman

Gary Tolman

DONATION: $100

It's all for good!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Learna Ramsey

Learna Ramsey

2 years ago

Amie Rolland

Amie Rolland

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Katherine Montague

Katherine Montague

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ricardo and Clarita Garcia

Ricardo and Clarita Garcia

DONATION: $100

May God bless you!!!! 2 years ago

ForThoseWrongfullyConvicted

ForThoseWrongfullyConvicted

2 years ago

Lisa, Chauncey, Carter & Isabel

Lisa, Chauncey, Carter & Isabel

DONATION: $100

2 years ago