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Dawn Castillo
Dawn Castillo SAYS:
Leah, I am thrilled to meet …
Leah, I am thrilled to meet you. You are quite the rock star. Are you possibly in town Friday, April 18th? If so, I woul love to meet you then if you have the time.

Also, thank you for your thoughtfulness in supporting my dream to cross my first marathon finish line. Your generous donation truly helps me run for something that I am truly passionate about. As you may know, I was unable to cross the finish line last year – Boston 2013. I was stopped .7 miles from the finish line when the bombs went off. This year, I am hoping to FINALLY cross my first marathon finish line - Boston 2014 - on 4/21/2014. Over the past year, I never stopped training and I never stopped remembering what events took place last Patriot's Day. I have trained harder and longer this year because I am determined to run my heart out for those lives that were loss, those that were injured, and my close friends and mother who will never forget the images and sounds associated with that day. I dedicate every run to them, and to Boston.

This year, as you know, I have willingly decided to raise money for the Watertown Police Department (the officers who caught the bombers last year) to help fund training for on-the-street officers responding to active shooter situations. I met the police chief and his wife last fall; we exchanged our stories about Boston 2013; and at that moment, I realized that I was just a runner and they were, in fact, the true heroes. I was able to stand in that restaurant, at that moment, because these civil servants put their life on the line to make #bostonstrong. This is my way of saying thanks, and your way of saying thanks.

I truly appreciate your support.

Please continue to read more of my story at www.npr8.tumblr.com NPR chose 8 runners from around the world to blog about last year's marathon and this year's training. I am honored to blog for them, run for Boston, and finally cross my first ever marathon finish line.

PS – Don’t forget to follow me on race day – Bib#34699

Thank you again for your kind donation.

Sincerely,
Dawn Castillo Harper
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Leah Thorvilson
Little Rock, AR United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Nov 12, 2012
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Leah Thorvilson's Fundraisers

2014 ACCESS Your Inner Warrior

2014 ACCESS Your Inner Warrior

Amount Raised:

$285

 

14% Raised of $2,000 Goal