A Sister's Story: A Quest for Solidarity among Sisters
Running a Marathon to Literacy
Samantha Smith loves running and loves her sister, Mollie. Her dedication to both led her on a quest to Nashville to run for TeamQuest and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). She ran in support of Mollie and the more than 10 million American students who struggle daily with dyslexia. After months of training, Samantha completed the 2017 Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham, Alabama, and most recently the Rock 'n' Roll Half in Nashville, Tennessee. "The training was difficult," says Samantha, "but one of the things that got me through was a mantra I picked up not long ago: 'I am strong. I am capable. I can do hard things.'" Training for the marathon wasn't her only challenge. Smith also agreed to raise $2,200 for IDA!