Sheridan's Marathon for The Children of Fallen Patriots
After almost a year and a half, I was finally convinced to run another marathon. I'll be running in the Yuengling Marathon on March 18, 2018. This race is important to me because it runs through Camp Pendleton where the Red Horse Memorial is for my father and many other men that died on March 3rd, 2001. The last marathon I ran, I raised money to support the American Cancer Society. This time I have chosen to raise money for The Children of Fallen Patriots. The FP provides scholarships and financial assistance during college to children who have lost a parent or guardian in the line of duty. The FP has done so much for me these last 3 years and to my brother before me. They have even given me a grant to study abroad for 2 weeks during Jterm. If it weren't for the help of the FP my college years would have been more stressful than they already are. I could never thank them enough for their support and assistance. I have a goal of $3,500 which is the amount a student can receive per semester if they meet the academic requirement. Please consider donating between now and race day to help another student who has lost someone they loved in the line of duty. You won't regret it. Please share with your friends and families as well!
****Race updates**** 1/17/18
I’m just 2 months out from my race and with that my distances are going up as well!! I took a little rest during the Christmas break since it was hard to run with all the traveling and working. But I’m back at it and we’re so close to my goal!! I will be leaving for Martinique on the 21st of January and will have the pleasure of running around the country while I’m there for 2 weeks. This trip is for school and was completely paid for by the Fallen Patriots! I’ve always wanted to study abroad, but wasn’t ever able to due to the added fees on top of my tuition. Since this trip is during our January Term, there was no added tuition that had to be paid for, just the cost of the trip. I wish I could say that running has been a breeze and has come without it’s injuries, but sadly it hasn’t. There are days where it’s hard to push through and that I want to quit, but I think of the sacrifices that people make everyday and who this Marathon is for and it helps me keep going. Often my hips hurt or my back gets tired and after one of my longer runs my left knee was pretty sore and swollen from my IT Band. Luckily this is an easy fix and working in the training room at Macon helps me to take care of that. I’m so close to the goal and I need all the help I can get to help get me there! Please consider donating to such a great organization!!