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Jill Gardner's Fundraiser: Running for Dad
I did it! On November 17th, I ran 26.2 miles in Philadelphia, PA. This was my first marathon.
After battling my negative and positive thoughts for those last few miles, and battling the pain that was shooting up and down throughout my legs and feet, I had half a mile left. Since this race was an out and back, I remembered where I was on the course. All I had to do was make it a little bit further and everything would be over.
All the fundraising, all the hours training, all the dedication, all the sacrifice was for something. As I rounded the corner of the last few yards of the race, all I could focus on was the “Marathon Finish” sign. After I crossed, I tossed my hands up in the air and rejoiced. I have never, ever felt so much joy and pain and accomplishment in one moment in all my life. It was so powerful.
I thought about my Mom, who was on the sidelines, waiting six hours for me to finish; and the proud look on her face with tears in her eyes as we hugged. I thought about my Dad… about how proud he would have been to be there on the sidelines, watching and waiting for me to finish. Then I realized, he was there all the time, pushing me when all those negative thoughts were poisoning my mind. He was always an inspiration to me, to push harder, to never give up. To adapt to adversity and then overcome it.
Please donate to support Jill, honor her Dad and help Mended Hearts Rochester. All donations are fully tax deductible. Just go to
Help with Medical Expenses
As noted on Page 5 in the July/August/September Newsletter, the following is a partial list of organizations submitted by Chaplin Bruce Newton (a member of Chapter 50) for those who are in need of financial aid to pay for medications and other health needs. For more financial aid organizations, you can call Bruce at (585) 571-4825 before 7 PM or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org,
|Heart Support of America||heartsupportofamerica.org||865-687-5838|
|Health Well Foundation||healthwellfoundation.org||800-675-8416|