For years I have been sitting back and watching others fight for what is important to me...God, Life, Family and Values. Now it's my turn.
For those that know me closely, I started running to get in shape and to be able to complete my relay leg in the Pittsburgh Marathon. What ended up being just a "get in shape" run turned into an internal calling. God's image is part of all of us and every newborn is part of God's ultimate plan from conception to natural death. Therefore I will be a "Runner For Life" until we elminate abortion.
I am fundraising for a comprehensive service in Sioux Falls SD that provides services to help with unforeseen pregnancies.
Getting off the couch to do something meaningful in life is not as easy as it sounds. I am touched by a story by Nikki Bruni, who was praying outside an abortion clinic who shares the following experience and insight on what a difference getting off the couch or making a donation can be:
"Your life is never the same after this. There are times when you are persecuted...cursed at, even felt mildly threatened. Your life is in some ways more difficult. But it is better...and lives are saved. You will never forget the first time that you learn of a life saved because of your witness...that cold October day that you stood on the sidewalk, holding your sign, and you noticed a young woman walking purposely towards you. You will never forget the words that came out of her mouth... “I just had a baby girl three days ago...”(as she holds her hand out to show you the hospital band still on her wrist). “I got off my bus a stop early, hoping that I would see you here!” She says breathlessly. “I just wanted to tell you that I was going to have an abortion last February, but when I saw you standing here in the cold...and I knew you didn’t have to be here... I decided that I couldn’t do it. My baby girl, Melawnya, is PERFECT! She is SUCH a BLESSING! Thank you SO much for being here!” You remember how your eyes welled up with tears as you hugged this tiny woman, before she turned and disappeared into the bustling crowd. You are forever thankful to God for saving this little life, and ponder the plans He has for her."
Please join me in this endeavor and help Team Gallo reach our goal of $1000.00 for the Alpha Center.