Sunday, April 26, 2015

Changing lives one person at a time

Rosie Swale Pope, 68, is running across America. She's jogging from NY to San Francisco and touching the hearts of those she meets along the way. Why? Ten years ago, her husband Clive died. She wanted to do something to make a difference. So she runs ten or more miles a day, and often sleeps in the 9-foot cart she pulls behind her. She calls it the "Icebird." It may look cramped, but after running 10 miles or more, she has no trouble going to sleep. She stops along the way to make speeches, raising money for cancer research.

What is her philosophy of life? "I believe good is stronger than evil and hope is stronger than despair. If your day doesn't work out, make someone else's day. At my age, you can't wait for the world to come to you. You have to come to the world."

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