Would you please take 4 minutes and watch this video
I first met Barry when we came to visit Haiti for the first time. Barry & his wife Bec were running the Guest House and were looking for someone to take over. We felt called to the Guest House before ever stepping foot in Haiti. Here we were in a strange land meeting Australians running the GH in Haiti! I was thinking, could this get any stranger!
Since that first day, Barry and I have became good friends. I have come to know his heart for the people of Haiti. During his time in Haiti he began to start running. Running and running and running and running…
It was last year that this vision of running coast to coast for maternal health began to spring up in his head. Though, this is less about him running than it is about him wanting to raise awareness of the problem and what people can do to help.
5 years ago Barry & Bec lost their son Isaac approximately 30 minutes after he was born. They never had the opportunity to hold a living, breathing son. Their loss is difficult and personal. This has obviously impacted them and is what fuels Barry’s desire to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rate in Haiti.
He has covered over 5,000 kilometers (over 3,000 miles) in three countries training for this event.
The 35-year-old native Australian says:
“The endurance required for the Run for Life is going to be huge – but nothing compared to what women go through here day in and day out.”
Anyone can get involved:
1) Share with others – Click the buttons below to share, share the video above, or share this post.
2) Run for the Run – Pick a running event anywhere in the world, register and find sponsors – raising funds for the Run For Life Haiti.
3) Host a party – Organize your own fundraising event – host a dinner or party and invite all of your friends. Many restaurants will provide catering and donate a percentage of the event proceeds.