BENEFITING: NIGHTINGALE-BAMFORD SCHOOL
ORGANIZER: NIGHTINGALE-BAMFORD SCHOOL
You all read that right - I am running my FIRST marathon in November! Not just any marathon but the New York City Marathon (26.2 miles).
Going to Nightingale, an all-girls' school, was not my first choice when I entered the Prep for Prep program - however, it was truly the best choice. The school made me become attached to what others would see as a simple plaid skirt. It made me absolutely confident when I was placed in a classroom with men at Colgate because Nightingale helped strengthen my voice during my 6 years there. There were times when I felt a lot of love accompanied by hugs and interesting moments. I will always remember the moment I entered the blue doors (or whatever color your school’s doors are) as well as the moment I left them behind. The experience I gained at an all-girls’ school is a very unique one that can never be replicated, and the school's commitment to the success of every student cannot be continued without our help and my embarrassing running skills.
Also, turning 23 in September, and officially having 17 years with Type 1 Diabetes since I was diagnosed on my 6th birthday, I am at a place where I want to be able to prove to myself and show other diabetics that, regardless of being a type 1 diabetic, I can set out to do what I have always wanted to do without fearing that anything will happen.
A little bit goes a long way!
Please share as well, and thank you to those who have helped so far!