A North Texas woman is all set to take a very long run to raise awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder.
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Lupita Hernandez leaves no stone unturned to bring a change. This year, starting today, she will begin a 250-mile run to honor fellow veterans who have experienced PTSD.
For the second year in a row, she will start at the national cemetery in Dallas, run about 50 miles per day for five days or until she makes it to Houston.
Her goal is to begin a conversation about PTSD and the other issues veterans deal with every single day. She wants to highlight the importance of coming up with an organization to help those suffering. She said, "I know a lot of my friends I work with at the Harris County Veteran Treatment Court, they also struggle. So I put one and two together and that’s how I came up with wanting to do a run to raise awareness."
She added, "I want people to know that there are veterans out there that are struggling and to make sure that even though we’re struggling with it not to forget us."
For every mile she will achieve, she will plant a roadside flower in honor of a veteran currently suffering from PTSD, as well as those who have lost their lives.