I am an Oklahoma teacher, who believes that the things we experience during our lifetime can serve as lessons for the next generation. They may be lessons on how to make our world a better place by helping one another or about the blessings that can come out of tragedies. Nevertheless, we must never allow these experiences to be forgotten. I am not an athlete, but I have chosen to run as a way of giving back and showing my students that by working hard, they can meet any challenge. I challenge all Oklahoma teachers and everyone else to donate $10 to this fundraiser or register to participate in the Oklahoma Memorial 5K Run yourself.