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Michelle's Marathon for Hope

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Michelle Brotherton

THE STORY:

On November 6 I'll be running my first marathon, the NYC Marathon, one day before I turn 42 years old. I recently participated in an interactive exhibit with Doctors Without Borders in Battery Park. Their work and the life and hope they bring to the millions of displaced people across the globe made me overwhelmed with gratitude. I first came across their exhibit while on one of my long training runs for the marathon, on my way home just past mile 9. The Statue of Liberty came into view, and I thought again of how fortunate, how absolutely lucky I was to have a life where I have the luxury of running for pleasure, or for training, or simply for my health... not literally to save myself or my family. And again, when I got home and took that warm post-run shower, I thought again of how lucky I am to have hot running water whenever I want, piped right into my own home. I knew I would eat well that evening and sleep safely in a warm, comfortable bed. These are things none of us should take for granted. Did you know that there are 65 million people across the world today who have been forced from their homes? -- who did not want to leave, had jobs and businesses and community and social networks that they were forced to abandon to live in the undeniable danger and extreme scarcity and hunger and need of a refugee. Disease and infection are a constant threat. Human trafficking is at an all time high, and many of these women and children are now more vulnerable to predators on their journeys toward safety. This crisis is real. And we have an opportunity to help.

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$555

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  • Anonymous

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  • Bob and Corrine Bretz

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Katie Rubright

    $50

  • Marilyn Rubright

    $50

  • Isaiah Bradley

    $25

  • Stephen Garver

    $100

  • Sharon Bretz

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Barbara silver

    $25

  • Danielle Orchard

     

  • Amy

    $20

  • Patty & Amanda Awayda

    $20

  • Rebecca O'Sullivan

    $25

  • Edenberg Ugot

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56% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $555 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Edenberg Ugot

Edenberg Ugot

DONATION: $20

Michelle, you're amazing!!! ð 1 year ago

Rebecca O'Sullivan

Rebecca O'Sullivan

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Patty & Amanda Awayda

Patty & Amanda Awayda

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Amy

Amy

DONATION: $20

Admire both you and Doctors Without Borders stand for. Best of luck on the marathon ð 2 years ago

Danielle Orchard

Danielle Orchard

Get it! 2 years ago

Barbara silver

Barbara silver

DONATION: $25

Love you 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sharon Bretz

Sharon Bretz

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Stephen Garver

Stephen Garver

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Isaiah Bradley

Isaiah Bradley

DONATION: $25

2 years ago