Shocked And Awed By Support
Derek’s story and goal for himself was picked up by local news and quickly caught fire, inspiring people around the country.
His sister created a Facebook community page for him and he even started a GoFundMe page to help with race entry fees and associated costs.
And even though his original goal was to do 10 5Ks by the end of the year, he’s already well past that goal — and then some.
As Derek recently told everyone on his GoFundMe page:
“Well, I started out wanting to do 10 5k’s by the end of the year and this weekend [August 22-23] will be 5k’s number 12 and 13, plus I completed my first 10k on August 1st! I couldn’t have done it without any of you! Thanks so much for your continued support!!”
He originally said he’d like to shed at least 250 pounds along the way, and he’s lost 95 pounds since he weighed in at 625 pounds.
Click Next page to see what keeps Derek moving forward now.