This Memorial Day I'll be running in the Stars and Stripes Relay of the Buffalo Marathon proudly wearing the Team RWB Eagle and carrying the American flag. I can't imagine a greater honor than to represent an organization that is enriching the lives of veterans across our country, and also an organization that has come to mean so much to me. I won't attempt to squeeze my Team RWB story onto this page - if you are reading this, you likely know it already since I haven't been able to stop talking about this team since the first day I signed up on December 25th, 2012. It's given me a sense of purpose, a nation-wide family, a positive place to belong and feel accepted, supported, valued, and loved. It's helped me regain my fitness, get back to doing things I once enjoyed, and try things I never thought I would enjoy but absolutely love! Through Team RWB, I've met the most amazing people who selflessly serve their communities, whether by wearing our nation's uniform or wearing our team's uniform. Many who, not just on Memorial Day but every day, fully understand the cost of freedom. This Memorial Day, I run for them - for Jaime, for Amanda - for all of my Eagle family members. I run for those who can't, for those who choose to adapt and overcome like my friend Bennie Perez, and for every Eagle across the country facing challenges head on, reaching out, offering support to others, leading their communities to positive change, and inspiring me every day to wake up with a grateful, compassionate, empathetic heart and continue on in the face of difficulties so that I might have the opportunity to pay forward what this team has given to me. Team RWB is truly one of the greatest things that has happened to me. I'm humbled and honored to wear the Eagle and I thank you in advance for your support to help us continue our mission of enriching the lives of America's veterans.