Wondering why there have not been any blogs lately. I actually have been video blogging, and have not yet figured out how to get them attached to here. I see there is a link but unable to get it to work for me. I will keep trying! If you want to follow the video blogs, feel free to check them out on my FB page http://www.facebook.com/triumphfromted
But here is an update on what I am doing!
Have you heard? I am hard at work training for the Disney Tinkerbell Half Marathon events taking place on January 19-20, 2012 at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
My training and running will be special, however. I will be running in support of our nation’s surviving military families by participating with the TAPS Run and Remember Team.
Donations are being accepted at http://www.tapsrunandremember.org/tinkerbell2013/angel4joelramirez
TAPS stands for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. TAPS is a wonderful and heartfelt national, non-profit veteran’s organization that reaches out to families and loved ones who have been impacted by a death of a loved one in the armed forces. The heart of TAPS is its national military survivor peer support network and its focus to help and support families, friends, and military personnel as they cope and recover.
TAPS does so much. TAPS covers every branch of the service, including the Reserves and the National Guard. TAPS’ programs and services are available not only for spouses and children, but also for parents, siblings, fiancées, and friends. TAPS offers a 24-hour crisis and information hotline, a quarterly magazine, newsletters, a website, compassionate peer support, including weekly chat lines, National and Regional Military Survivor Seminars, and also, the Good Grief Camps for the very youngest survivors… the children.
TAPS’ Survivor Seminars and Good Grief Camps give military survivors an opportunity to come together to share in a weekend of remembering, healing, and love.
This year, I will be running in memory of, Specialist Joel A Ramirez. Will you please sponsor me in the Disney Tinkerbell Half Marathon events so that TAPS can continue its mission to support to those who have been impacted by a death of a loved one in the armed forces?
Running with the TAPS Run and Remember Team is a very special way of honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation, and in helping those whom they have left behind. May God bless you and the memories of our nation’s fallen heroes.
Note: The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors [“TAPS”] is registered with the IRS as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. TAPS Tax ID number is 92-0152268.