Holly’s Story

Holly G., contacted us shortly after losing her precious husband, Matt, to a heroin overdose. She and Matt seemingly ‘had it all,’ beautiful children, excellent careers, loving family, but that was not enough to save Matt’s life from the grip of addiction. Holly began training to run her first marathon earlier this year, as she believed her husband was doing well and working his program of recovery. Unfortunately, that was not the case, as he lost his battle just 3 months before her race. Holly found The Herren Project as she was searching for answers and healing after Matt’s death. She decided that Matt would want her to run, so she chose Herren Projects’ “Own Your Own Race” option, dedicating her Baltimore Marathon to Matt, and setting her goal to raise $1,000 for the work of THP. When Matt’s sister, Tracy, learned of Holly’s plan, she too signed up to run the marathon, joining Holly, and THP RUNS, to run in Matt’s honor. The women ended up raising more than $6,000 and are now beloved members of our THP RUNS family. They both enjoyed successful marathons, even ending up on the Baltimore news channel, WBAL-TV, finishing the race hand in hand, in their matching THP shirts.

2019-03-28T12:14:06+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Impact Stories|