This is my story:
I always wanted to run, but for some reason, never thought that I could. I gave myself all sorts of excuses why I could not run, for fun or for exercise. Last April, I was recovering from a fall on a mountain bike ride, and was bummed out because I had already committed to going to Wanderlust in Santa Monica. It was my friend's 49th birthday and I had already bought the ticket, so I knew I could not flake out. I told myself I would just try to run in the 5k, and not tell myself not to, and guess what:
I RAN THE WHOLE THING and did not stop once.
It felt great. More than being able to actually run, what felt good was NOT SABOTAGING myself before I could even try.
Since that day, I started running for fun and for exercise. I am still working out the not sabatoging part. That is where this fundraising comes in. As you reading this may already know, my parents founded Free Wheelchair Mission, and this is my first time EVER fundraising in a campaign like the Run for Mobility. Similar to the lesson I learned at Wanderlust last year, I am learning that I never tried to fundraise for FWM because I told myself I wouldn't be able to raise any money. I am learning that is NOT true, and practicing the art of not Sabotaging myself before I begin by participating in this event. Even if you cannot donate to this campaign, I would love it if you would support me by liking this post.
Think of the people who have told themselves they could not go somewhere on their own, because God did not give them the ability to walk or move independently. Think of all the ways their life might have been impacted if they were not limited mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically. Giving the gift of a wheelchair shows them that God does care about them, that he wants us all to experience the joy and freedom of being able to move about and achieve our goals without limitation.