Finishing Lines: Lessons From a Weekend With Back On My Feet Chicago

On October 19, 2011,

(left to right) Wahid and Anthony with Cara, & Meredith Weber of Back on My Feet after they crossed the finishing line. Last week I had the rare opportunity to hang out at the finish line of the 2011 Chicago Marathon … and witness some 45,000 runners cross. There’s no better place to see the [...]

Friends, Homeless Runners and the Chicago Marathon

On August 9, 2011,

This is a story about the power of friendship. So nearly 20 years ago I met my dear friend Hannah Fernandez while doing service work in Chicago. We were like sisters in a week’s time. Then college, distance and life got the best of us until we reconnected last year when I sent her a [...]

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