As an avid runner, I decided to run the 2015 NYC marathon in honor of my younger brother, Angel, who is Autistic. I’m running on behalf of Autism Research, which is a national non-profit that provides practical information to the autism community by funding research studies whose outcomes offer new insights into the development of individuals with autism, with an emphasis on education, social life, and employment. Angel is 23, happy and the absolute love of my life! ANd of course I'm also running for anyone out there who is Autistic or knows someone who is. The aches and pains will continue for a few more months, weeks, days, hours and 47 minutes, but who’s counting?! I'm hoping to crush my goal of $3,500 in the next few months and anyone can donate if they would like. All donations are tax deductible and go straight to Autism Research. Thank you to everyone who has given generously so far! Everything hurts, all the time and I’ve become fast friends with Bengay but, I’m ready for 26.2 miles!