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Stories

The Back on My Feet community is made up of members, volunteers, FundRacers, donors, partners, and more, coming together to achieve remarkable things. These are their stories.

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Alumni Stories
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Running Toward a Brighter Future: Bradley's Inspiring Transformation
“I hope that day never comes that I’m not with Back on My Feet.”

— Bradley, Back on My Feet...
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From Homeless to Providing Hope: Mike's Story
"I don't live in anger anymore. I'm more service oriented. I get my rewards for helping other people,...
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From Unmotivated to Aspiring Registered Nurse
"I got a job working at a hospital as a dietary aide helping everyone from new babies to people getting...
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Volunteer Stories
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Preesha’s Impact as a Behind-the-Scenes Virtual Volunteer
“Back on My Feet provides a unique outlook on ensuring that these people don't fall back into the cycle...
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Empathy in Action: Kathleen's Drive to Bridge Gaps in Addiction Solutions
"I felt — and feel — that we could be doing a lot more to help people struggling in our society. Back...
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Volunteering with Heart: Liz's Journey as an Administrative Volunteer
"Jump into it with both feet. It's an amazing organization that does so much good."

— Liz, Back...
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FundRacer Stories
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From Unhoused Veteran to Marathon FundRacer: Eli's Journey
"I want to help as many people as possible through drug and alcohol recovery. As many as I can possibly...
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From Stroke Survivor to Marathon Finisher: Sekou's Inspirational Journey of Perseverance and Purpose
"Just decide to do something magnificent for you. It will keep you on the track of seeking the best possible...
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Stacey, Boston Marathon FundRacer for Back on My Feet
Running with Purpose: Stacey's Journey of FundRacing and Community Building
“London was such a special experience and also my fastest marathon. Something about running for something...
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News
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Join us for Sneaks at the Ballpark at Riders Field in Dallas, Texas
Get ready to lace up your sneakers and join us for an important cause because Back on My Feet is gearing...
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Kim Fields Wins $30,000 on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
Actress and director Kim Fields went up against Penn Jillette and Kel Mitchelle on Celebrity Wheel of...
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Globetrotters Visit Fort Lauderdale Team
The Harlem Globetrotters joined the Fort Lauderdale Back on My Feet team for a morning run.
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Educational
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Understanding the Impact of Homelessness in America
Learn how people experiencing homelessness in America are negatively impacted by violence, health issues,...
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Causes of Homelessness: What You Need to Know
Understanding the causes of homelessness and how we can address them for a stronger and more compassionate...
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Creative Volunteering Opportunities Beyond the Circle Up
See over 30 creative volunteering opportunities to support Back on My Feet's members as they overcome...
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