In Lisa’s words
“This is my second year running the Boston Marathon for charity. This year I will be raising money for Operation of Hope. I went on my first mission with Operation of Hope in 2010 and will be part of the 2014 cleft team two weeks before the marathon. Training for a marathon is a huge commitment. It involves time, endurance, sacrifice, and stamina. My dedication to training and completing the Boston Marathon mirrors my commitment to serving on cleft missions.
The pain, sweat, tears, blisters, and toenails lost training for and running the marathon pale in comparison to the suffering the children, parents, and families of cleft deformities endure. I want to raise funds for the 2014 cleft mission to Zimbabwe and support the continued strong work of Operation of Hope”.