One local high school student couldn’t simply sit idly by while a family in need suffers, so he ran 26.2 miles in hopes of doing something to help.
Eddie Bridgewater, a Brookstone High School senior, ran a marathon Sunday, Jan. 25 at Callaway Gardens to benefit a family in the Boxwood Community who lost their home in a fire during the holiday season.
In addition to finishing first in his age group, Eddie raised more than $700 to benefit the six-member family.
Eddie has been working with the four children of the Boxwood family as a member of Infusion, a high school servant leadership program of the Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry. In this social-justice themed program, high school students of diverse religious and socio-economic backgrounds spend nine months studying a relevant topic (this year’s topic is Equity in Education) and serving the community together. This year, the program has joined Path to Shine in mentoring children in Boxwood.
Eddie has raised money through a Facebook page dedicated to the cause: https://www.facebook.com/TheBarmores