She was just a woman who was running a marathon for charity. At the start of the race, she had raised about $800, which is great. Unfortunately, she collapsed near the end of the marathon and died. That is the horrible part of her story. Here is the heartwarming part.
her story went viral, people have donated almost $1million in her memory. This was not her first charity event. She had climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, held a car wash and run another marathon previously.
The fundraising company has also agreed to donate all fees to the non-profit Samaritans. That's the group she was raising money for.
I can't put into words why this story has touched so many people, but it clearly resonates as over 60,000 people have donated in her name.