Mothers & Daughters

The day a call saved my life.

I’m a United States sailor. I’m away from home. And I have severe anxiety and bi polar disorder. While I’ve been away I had a manic episode. I started to sleep around. Drink so much I...

Disability

I was born with a disease that leaves most kids unable to walk, unable to stand. I am very lucky. I was able to walk and to run, almost like any other child, almost. Growing up my biggest...

A Journey that Changed my Life

There is not a more devastating moment in life than the day you are told you are HIV Positive or the day you are told you have cancer. The day you are told by your doctor that you only have...

Every Last Girl Finished

At the age of 9, my daughter was beautiful and bubbly, intelligent and funny. Always tall for her age, she possessed a body built for strength and she was using that strength to become a...

The girl with the most cake

This is pretty long but this all needs to be said: I’m a black sheep. And I really mean that, too. I’m a black sheep. I was born in April 1993 in Ventura, California, not too...

How GOTR inspired me to change

My 12 year old has participated in GOTR for 3 years, and I have seen such a positive influence this program has made in her life. When my younger daughter started the 3rd grade, I proposed...

Legacy Lives On

My mother was an incredible influence in my young life. She was my best friend and confidant. I lost her to cancer when my own two girls were very, very young. My husband’s mother, my...

Believing and Passing it On

I’m a 40-something mom of a grade school girl. Being fit and trim has always been a struggle for me, even though I grew up playing multiple sports; softball, basketball, soccer and...

What Running Taught Me

I started running the fall after my daughter was born to lose a few pounds, get back in shape, and sneak in a few miles of “me” time after being home with a newborn all day...

Success in Every Step

Running has been part of my life since I was a teenager. I really could not imagine my life without it. It has brought me peace of mind, kept me in shape, and helped me build positive...