April 27th 2001, my life was changed forever. A life long dream to run in the New York City marathon was in sight as I was chosen in the lottery to run in November. Just 4 short hours later what would be one of the most devistating natural disasters would decend on Tuscaloosa, Alabama, my home town. A tornado ripped through the heart of our city. Injuring, killing and changing the lives of Tuscaloosa residents. Now Tuscaloosa is rebuilding and reclaiming our city. As a proud member of the community I would like to start a team to run in the New york City marathon to raise money for the people of Tuscaloosa!