Thursday, January 01, 2004


Run to Win [Philippians 2:3, 4; other topics - others, perseverance]

Rashad Williams, 15, was so moved by the plight of Lance Kirklin, 16, that he ran in San Francisco’s annual 7.5 mile 1999 ‘Bay to Breakers’ race to raise money for him. Kirklin, who almost bled to death, had to learn to walk again after two fellow Columbine students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went on a rampage killing 13 people and wounding 23 others before killing themselves.

Williams, an athlete at San Francisco's Archbishop Riordan High School expected to raise a few hundred dollars but a SF Examiner columnist wrote about the teen and he raised $14,000. People kept giving and the fund grew to $18,000. When asked, Williams said, "I was tired. I just kept thinking about Lance" describing what kept him going.

You never know what you’re made of until you commit your life to others.

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