Meet TMP's Tracie Lankford

Tracie has raised $500 of a $500 goal.

 

Tracie Lankford

Tracie will be participating in the following for 2018:

42nd Marine Corps Marathon
Date: October 22, 2017
Location: Washington DC


100% $500 Complete

Hi, My name is Tracie Lankford. My Marine's name is Alex, and I signed up last year for the Marine Corps Marathon, but on March 4th of last year I experienced a parent's worse nightmare. My oldest son, Jason, died by suicide. Of course my family and I were (and still are) devastated. However, I was and am so thankful to the Marines for making my son, Alex, the strongest person I know. He has handled this tragedy with the utmost dignity. I took his lead and used running for therapy.

Last year I completed 7 half marathons and several 5Ks. On the one year anniversary of Jason's death I completed my first Marathon in Myrtle Beach. I bowed out of the Marine Corps marathon in 2016, because I did not believe I was physically or emotionally ready. However, before Jason died I had told him I signed up for the MCM (2016) and he believed in me when other people just laughed. I am going to get that MCM medal this year and dedicate it to both of my sons. My Marine son and my dear beloved Jason, because they both have always believed in me. So please support me as I represent Team Marine Parents. I chose to run with TMP, because they not only help so many Marine outreach programs, but they were there for me during the lowest moments of my life, and still are. So please help me raise at least $500.00 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com. You could not find a better organization. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!

 

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