Campaign: Grand Rapids Marathon
Team: Daybreak

Vanessa Nolte

Last year, I participated in my first half marathon. I lost 120 pounds in the process and had the opportunity to go see some of the wells that were put in as a result of our team. The unbelievable joy of these people for something as basic as water, was overwhelming. These faces and images that will always be impressed in my mind are my motivation this year. Clean water brings hope, joy and life to people in Africa.