Debra Crystal Boston Marathon Fundraiser for the Boston Bulldogs

The Boston Bulldogs are excited to have a stellar team of runners representing the Club in the 2019 Boston Marathon! Your support of the team will enable the Boston Bulldogs to continue to expand its programs in support of wellness in recovery. Thank you Learn More
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When I first got sober in March of 2016, people would tell me that I could have a life beyond my wildest dreams and I would laugh in disbelief. Because truthfully I was mortified, I was pissed that the key to happiness for so many years was at the bottom of a bottle or in a line of cocaine; this left me lacking love and respect for myself. When the Coach announced that I would be running in the Boston Marathon to support the Bulldogs, I did not laugh instead I cried and celebrated! I do not think ‘the old me’ would have believed you!

In May, my best friend asked me to go with her to check out the Boston Bulldogs and after that day, my sobriety took on a completely new meaning. This organization helped me peel off layers of shame and guilt; they taught me that I am stronger than my disease and that anything is possible. Running with the Bulldogs has helped me fight to live like no one else, not just through running but also by dedicating my life in humble service to other addicts. The Coach has taught me that we are the cool ones and if you have had the privilege to meet him, you will understand what I am saying. I am so grateful for this tribe; together we experience fear and run through it with faith.

This has been an incredible journey filled with lessons that I would never have imagined to learn but am so grateful I have. Thank YOU for being part of this special day and journey. Please help me show the world that recovery is possible by supporting this fundraiser. God bless you!

Marion France $50.00
Deb V.
You got this! Have a great run tomorrow!
Christin Ramuno
Debra, you are an inspiration and I know you are going to rock this Marathon! Good Luck and God Bless! ❤️
CE Pendleton
Go Deb - your story is so inspiring. Good luck on the marathon and on all roads ahead of you.
Sarah Cloud
So proud of my fellow Bulldogs!
Anonymous $100.00
Flynn Family
Chris Coakley
I wish you the best!
Liz Lawlor
You rock !
Go Bulldog! Love the vid
American International Chemical $100.00
Joan and Paul Casey
Deb--you're right to do this for you but you're also inspiring and helping many others. Great work!
Kelley Curley
Proud to be pounding the pavement with you ladies! Congrats on another milestone run this weekend!!
Greg Kettle
Best of luck!
The Goff Family
#BulldogStrong! Thanks for running Debra - have an amazing race!
good luck
Jane Duford
Get it girl
Debra, thanks for sharing your story. Very inspiring. Good luck with fundraising - I wish I could do more. Karen
Greg M.
Good luck!
Will Diamond
Go, Debra Go!
Michael Brown
Proud of you!
Stewart-Morales Family
Lori Schneider
Good luck with training
Stephanie Pratt
You should be very proud of yourself! Best of luck :)
Dru Pratt Otto
My birthday wish for your Boston (Bulldogs) Marathon...

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