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Hello everyone, my name is Felicia Gonzalez and I am a Police Officer in the town of Milford, Ma. I have been a police officer for 5 years and this is my first time running the Boston Marathon. I have always dreamed of running a marathon and being able to raise money for a good cause. Aside from helping people everyday in my rewarding job, running for this cause would be so meaningful as it hits close to home. When I was a sophomore in college, my 16 year old brother heard a word that no kid should ever have to hear…cancer. This completely changed not only my families life, but it changed mine as well. As a college student and the oldest sibling I atomically felt as though it was my job to be there for my parents and for both my brothers physically and emotionally as we navigated this scary world. I left the college I had worked so hard to get into and ended my dream of becoming a nurse and transferred to a local college where I could be home for my family and commute to college. Without much thought, I changed my major to criminal justice and figured I would just see where it took me, my brother was my priority, my heart was aching for him and he didn’t deserve this. No one does. Fast forward 10+ years and my brother is cancer free and I am a Police Officer in the town I grew up in. Although this wasn’t what my 18 year old self wanted to be when I grew up, I couldn’t have imagined myself doing anything else. What happened to our family was unfortunate at the time, but it lead me to where I am today, doing something I absolutely love.
As for my brother, he ran his first marathon last year and raised money for Boston Children’s Hospital, giving back to the same place that helped him as a kid.
I tell this story because I am a dedicated person and will do anything for my family or those I love. I want you to know, I will have that same dedication as I run the Marathon on April 17th for Cops for Kids with Cancer. Please consider supporting me and this amazing foundation by donating today.
Felicia Gonzalez Marathon 2023
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Best of luck to Officer Gonzalez, really great to see our town's police officer's going above and beyond.
Good luck, You got this!