Hi everyone! My name is Bailey and I'm 16 years old. This is my first time running for Hope Water, and I'm super excited for this journey God has sent me on. Back in January, I got invited to run the marathon with a group at my church. I didn't want to at all. I prayed about it and God immediately answered and pushed me to run. I tried to deny it every time he showed me I need to, but he wouldn't stop pushing me to do it. I started running with a group at my church before the actual marathon training started. I was still skeptical about the whole situation. Once marathon group runs started I knew that I was in the right place. I am beyond excited to experience the rest of this journey surrounded by such fun, kind hearted people. I hope to go to Sierra Leone, Africa sometime in my future to see the change that we are all making. I would really appreciate it if anyone would donate. Every single dollar helps people in Africa receive clean water. Thank you so much!!