Good evening and Happy Father's Day to those that are Dads. I wanted to catch up with you all and let you know that the group I have been training and running race after race with are ramping up for another successful year to support those that supported us by sacrificing themselves in combat so that we can keep our country safe and free for our children and grand children to come.
Hopefully you will feel compelled to assist our group raise the funds to continue taking care of every Hero that needs us. It's really very easy on your part, all we need is your money ;)) Each penny you pay is accounted for and used as a direct support mechanism for someone that "NEEDS" it. Imagine your dream home when you realize you can't reach the counter tops because you lost your legs from an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) explosion. Someone has to pay to make your dream house accessible to you (i.e. wheelchair ramps, wheelchair friendly doors, prosthetic limb, utility bill, etc...) IMSFF is doing just that. We ARE making a difference. Many would be in big trouble if it weren't for the IMSFF.
I don't want you to go broke, but I could use your support. If you want to put a collection jar at your Church or store. Hit up your boss and get your co-workers to get involved. To give you an idea just how much it costs to lose a leg and want to have a chance of mobility without a wheelchair,
Our team name is: FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T
Team Captain is Peggy White
Runners: Jonathan White, Diana Trussell, Ben White, Miguel Rivera.
So far since January we have trained and run many miles and races to include:
1. National 1/2 Marathon, Wash D.C.
2. Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, Fredricksburg, Va
3. Run For a Dream 1/2 Marathon, Williamsburg, Va
4. Fargo 1/2 Marathon, Fargo, ND
5. Alexandria Runner's Festival 1/2 Marathon, Alexandria, Va
6. Madison 1/2 Marathon, Madison, WI
7. X2 Xtreme Cross Country 1/2 Marathon, Triangle, Va
Still to come before the main event:
1. Patrick Henry 1/2 Marathon, Richmond, Va.
2. Rock and Roll Virginia Beach 1/2 Marathon, V.B. Va.
3. Rock and Roll Philadelphia 1/2 Marathon, Philly Pa.
4. Crossroads 17.75K, Prince William Park, Va.
2011 Marine Corps Marathon "The People's Marathon", Washington D.C.
We have raised a little this year, but are way behind. Help us!
I will leave you with a thought. Think of how your life would be today if you lost a leg. Walk through your house and think of what it would cost you to regain your way of life. Then make your donation. Please.
Semper Fidelis and God Bless you and America and our Troops
See related article Where it all began: A Senior Marine NCO that Refused Orders for the background on why Jonathan first ran a marathon against all odds. War On Terror News is again supporting Jonathan and his team For Those Who Can't in their fundraising efforts.