Two years ago, Sofia’s mother and 4-year-old daughter Ariel were hit in NYC by a reckless driver. Sadly, Ariel died and Sofia’s mom is still recovering. Sofia,28, says she runs to survive the tragedy—and that it brought her back to life. Her daughter loved to play in Central Park—that’s where a lot of her running occurs. She says, “Running has shown me that my heart is stronger than I ever imagined it could be.” This is Sophia’s FIRST half; she also has sons, 4 and 9 months—the 9 month old is a new blessing since the death of Ariel.
Sofia would like to highlight the good work that Families for Safe Streets does including lowering the speed limit in NYC to 25 MPH in 2015.
The website is: familiesforsafestreets.org/
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