Jodi Holman, a resident of the town on the Boston Marathon route for over 30 years, has always watched in admiration as runners pass by every April. She has noticed that each runner has a reason or a “why” for running the marathon. As someone who has never been a runner, Jodi has always admired the dedication and commitment of the marathon runners.
Recently, Jodi decided to run the Boston Marathon herself. She realized that the marathon is not necessarily a hard race, but rather a self-imposed challenge that requires dedication and commitment. Jodi has faced challenges in life, and she decided to dedicate her training to those who have faced truly difficult situations.
One of Jodi’s family members suffers from Visual Snow Syndrome (VSS).To show her support for her family member and to raise awareness for VSS, Jodi decided to fundraise for the Visual Snow Initiative. Thanks to the generosity of her friends and family, Jodi was able to raise $1755.
On the day of the marathon, Jodi felt thrilled to run for her “why” and complete the race.
Crossing the finish line was an incredible feeling, and Jodi is grateful for the support of her loved ones throughout her training and the race.
Jodi’s experience running the Boston Marathon has taught her that challenges are not meant to be easy, but they are possible to overcome with dedication and commitment. Additionally, her experience has shown her the power of supporting others.
Jodi hopes that her fundraising efforts will make a difference for those affected by VSS, and she encourages everyone to find their own “why” and dedicate their efforts to a cause they believe in.