“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
The following teammates are not only helping themselves but also helping others learn about the power of running. Let’s congratulate them with a few high fives!
|Natalie Roffino, Non-Residential Member, Dallas LIFE
“I can’t imagine my life without Back on My Feet. The fact that I get to wake up in the wee hours of the morning and be welcomed with smiles and hugs warms my heart. Seeing the joy of the Residential Members as they progress in the program and see the benefits of health, fitness and a new found positive self esteem is priceless. Not only does Back on My Feet change the Residential Members for the better it changes the Non-Residential Members too, and for that I am ever grateful.
|Rickie M., Residential Member, Dallas LIFE
Rickie, a Dallas LIFE Residential Member, runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday maintaining 93% attendance. Rickie also makes it a point to tell others in the shelter how important it is to stay positive. He is an inspiration to those that have weathered a tough past, having been held at gunpoint and almost shot, Rickie looks forward to a more positive environment and independence.
|Will Maddox, Non-Residential Member, Salvation Army
“Back on My Feet combines several of my passions. Loving our neighbor as ourselves, building relationships, and running. It is an amazing way to serve the community and help those in need with their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Just as Jesus walked through life with those around him, Back on My Feet gives me a chance to “run” through life with others and help them get their lives back where they want them to be.”
|Rudie W., Residential Member, Salvation Army
Rudie, a Salvation Army Residential Member, made a living by working as a plumber (journeyman) and freely admits that his struggle with addiction caused him to lose his job and ultimately arrive at the Salvation Army shelter. Truly working to try and better himself, Rudy never thought at this time in his life he would be so active.
|Megan Wright, Non-Residential Member, The Bridge.
“I joined Back on My Feet because I wanted to run, and it sounded like a nice thing to do. I quickly realized that it’s so much more than that. I’ve stayed with it because of my teammates. I love being a part of Team Bridge Elite! The amazing part of Back on My Feet is whether you’re a Residential Member or a Non-Residential Member – we ALL encourage and support each other. I get just as much back from my teammates as I hope I give.”
|Selina K., Residential Member, The Bridge
Selina, a Residential Member with Team Bridge, had this to say about her experience with the Back on My Feet team, “You’re going to love it. They show you REAL love there. None of this fake love, real love.”