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Sept 11th Toughman - Mission Complete!

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Written by Pat Curran

Posted on 17 January 2018

Last Updated 17 January 2018

Dear Freedom’s Light Supporters:


Apologies for the delayed email.

I successfully completed the 70.3 Mile Toughman in just over 7 hours. The best way I can express how I feel is that I am
more “at peace.” Given the significance of today’s date, I can’t think of a better way to honor those who have passed by supporting our 5 charities and working to maintain my ability to endure.


For all of those who donated over the past few weeks and sent me notes today, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. It meant the world to me when reading them. I realize that not everyone reads emails over the weekend, so I won’t do my final tally for the season until Wednesday.


On a celebratory note, I want to congratulate my two older daughters Elizabeth and Lauren who completed their first triathlon yesterday (see attached pictures). Over the summer they worked really hard to with me to prepare. To see them face their fears and do the swim/bike/run at ages 6 and 7 made me extremely proud of them. I know I could not do that at their age! So, as the saying goes girls, “CONGRATULATIONS! You are now “ToughKids” and no one can ever take that away from you!!” Great job girls…


My final Freedom’s Light note for 2011 will go out near the end of September. Thank you again for such wonderfulsupport today and over the whole season.


God Bless…






Freedom’s Light Family of Charities


Tuesday's Children (www.tuesdayschildren.org)

Tuesday's Children is a family service organization that has made a long-term commitment to every individual who was directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001.  Our broad range of core programs and services are designed for those that lost a loved one on 9/11 as well as Rescue and Recovery Workers and Responders.  Our successful international program, Project Common Bond, reaches out to young adults around the world and establishes a global community dedicated to working together to heal, collaborate, and educate.

To donate, click here


Fisher House ( www.fisherhouse.org/ )

Fisher House provides a "home away from home" for the families of our most severely wounded during their time of need.  Why Fisher House?  Because a family's love is good medicine.

To donate, click here

Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org)

WWP supports military members seriously injured in combat with the recovery and reintegration process through bedside support.

To donate, click here


Children of Fallen Patriots ( www.fallenpatriots.org )

The mission of the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in combat or training.  By providing college scholarships and long-term educational counseling to these children, we honor the lives of those who have sacrificed themselves for our country, ensuring the success of those they loved.

To donate to, click here


USO's Operation Care Package (www.uso.org)

Hundreds of thousands of military personnel are serving in far-off places defending the liberties we hold so dear - away from their families, friends, and the comforts of home.  In 2003, the USO discovered the changing needs of those thousands of deploying troops.  Understanding the impact that the little things can have and difference they can make, the USO launched Operation USO Care Package providing comforts of home in the form of a care package.  For as little as $25.00 you can send a care package letting a service member know that you care.

To send a care package to the troops, click here

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