After suffering multiple miscarriages and surviving the ensuing depression, I went on a search for hope and happiness beyond having another baby. I found that hope out on the run....I ran every day for many days. In the beginning I cried the entire time I was running, but slowly those tears starting washing away the pain and I found a new joy within myself...a new will to feel hope despite the losses. Please help me as I prepare to run across the United States to share my message of hope with others who have suffered pregnancy loss. I am departing May 1, 2020 to run the 5,000 miles of the American Discovery Trail stopping in towns along the way to tell my story and offer hope to other women. My ultimate goal is to create a nationwide network of support for those who have suffered pregnancy and early infancy loss. My fundraising for this transcontinental run will go towards fuel for a vehicle that a volunteer will drive and I can sleep in each night, food and running shoes. During the years we were trying to have a baby, I pulled through the grief thinking that at the end there would be a baby to make it all worth it. When we decided that it was time to move on from trying, I needed a purpose for all of that pain. If I can help even one woman struggling to accept her loss, all of my pain will have been worth it. I cannot take on such a huge endeavor without the help of others, but according to statistics, we all know someone who has lost a child to miscarriage and we can all help. You can help by helping me to reach my fundraising goal and I can help by sharing my story and offering hope to others. Thank you....so very very much.