Hi friends! So I met Frank Fumich a couple years ago when I was desperately searching for a capstone project topic for grad school and found out that he was about to run 450 miles from DC to Boston to raise money for the Boston Marathon bombing victims and their families.
In a few months, Frank will be embarking on a 3,000-mile bike race called Race Across America. But the reason behind his fundraising efforts is where the real story lies: Frank will be racing to raise awareness and show support for Ryan Diviney and his family. Ryan, while attending WVU, became the victim of a violent assault six years ago. The boy who was once working towards a college degree; who was a gifted athlete; who had plans to become a Judge or a Senator, who loved his parents and little sister; is now in a completely vegetative state. Ryan’s dad is the definition of dedication and spends all day every day caring for and loving on his son, with hope that Ryan might one day regaining consciousness. You can read more about Ryan’s story here: http://ryansrally.org/the-story/
I just wanted to take a minute to share a glimpse into this story and encourage everyone, as well as remind myself, to be grateful for every day we wake up and to shower our family, friends and enemies with love. Too often we get caught up in things that don’t really matter at the end of the day–at least I know I do. Some people, like Frank, are able to accomplish amazing feats like the upcoming RAAM. But for us regular folk 😉 we all can do our part as well, no matter how small it may seem.
Thanks for taking the time to read this! And if you want to support Frank, follow the link below. Cheers!