Running to Reunite: Results

Running is fun. Reuniting families is amazing!

As you can see from my photo and race results confirmation, I ran to reunite today, as promised.

Now, all these families need is for everyone who reads this post to dig as deep as you can, or at least halfway, and donate. Click this link below to make any donation you can spare.


Running to Reunite is a team effort. I run. You help reunite by donating funds for one-way airfare.

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Pretty stoked to have finished my first official 10K ever!

Glad to have done the 6.2 miles well under an hour. Not bad for a 48 year-old 6'3" 200 pound dude. ;-)

Glad to have done the 6.2 miles well under an hour. Not bad for a 48 year-old 6’3″ 200 pound dude. 😉

 

Now to the serious stuff…we have two families to reunite, TWO! There’s a total of 6 kids in Africa that need to get to the USA and be with their families. It’s hard to know but the number of direct family members; parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts/uncles et al that are indirectly affected by the reunification is not a small number. WE have the chance to make a difference and change the course of a family forever and touch the lives of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of good people just trying to survive.

This is a picture of the father of two of these daughters stuck in one of the most war-torn and volatile countries on the continent of Africa, Central African Republic. See the latest news about the mess this country is…again!

He’s visually impaired and hasn’t been able to feel the touch of or hear the voice (except for via telephone occasionally) of his two daughters for 15 years!

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Two important things to note:

  1. Once these children have their entry visas issued by the US State Department they expire if they don’t actually enter the USA within the required window which is usually 60-90 days. If they don’t make the entry then they get to start all over again. This means more expense, time and effort to apply, pay fees, and get medical exams. All the while they remain in their dangerous countries and away from their families.
  2. One of the daughters of this good man above turns 18 next month: mid-August. If she can get into the USA before her next birthday then she will automatically become a US citizen opening up many important doors for this young woman to make her way in the USA and help support her family here. If we don’t get her here in time then it will likely take years to become a citizen. Here is a picture of her from her visa.

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The need is real…

The time is short….

The clock is ticking…

I hope you hear it and will join me in reuniting these families TODAY.

God bless you and yours.

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