Mike Bruno is the women’s volleyball coach at Point Park University. He’s also the father of seven-year old Cassie who was born blind and has autism. Born premature at just 25 weeks, Cassie weighed only 1 pound, 14 ounces. She’s been overcoming obstacles since she was born.
Recently, her dad took on a challenge of his own. On May 5, Mike ran the Pittsburgh Marathon…while blindfolded.
Mike’s goal was to raise awareness and funds for the Vision Research ROPARD Foundation. He enlisted the help of a friend to be his guide for the run and get this – they finished in 3:38:51. Impressive? Oh, yeah.
I don’t know about you, but running 26.2 miles would be challenging enough with eyes wide open! The mere idea of running a marathon blindfolded seems outrageous to me. But this father allowed his love for his daughter and his desire to understand her world to push him to the finish line.
What will love motivate you to do today? You might not have to go to the lengths this dad did, but there might be someone in your life who needs you to go one extra mile for them today.
Let your love for them motivate you to step out of your comfort zone, push aside your excuses, and be bold. Love big today.