Andrea Sanchez I am mostly thankful for a great family. Being in the RunStrong team. Having great friends to support me and the things I have. The last thing I am thankful for is my parents because they buy me stuff and make my day better.
Andrew Atmojo "The few things out of a long list of things I am thankful for include the joy of having a family whom cares for needs and treats me like well... family. The second of five is to be a part of world that I can share a smile, laugh, and an occasional bout with a friend. The third of five is able to have the ability to seek out what I desire the most in life. The fourth of five is to have the body that I shape into a working man of the future. Finally, the fifth out of a large number is to have friends who I can relate to because the life is not easy being misunderstood."
Anthony Naxi I am thankful for a good family and good friends who I can count on them through hard times. I’m also grateful for a good warm cozy house and for good food and water. Lastly, I’m thankful for transportation /cars.
Ariane De Guzman I am thankful for my family, home, education, food, and the opportunity to be in Runstrong. I am able to strive through the hardships of life with these.
Ashley Lam "I am thankful for my family especially my parents who push me to excel in school. I'm also thankful for the food I eat everyday because some people in other countries don't have anything to eat. In addition, I'm thankful for being able to be part of Runstrong and all the Coaches because they encourage us a lot. Lastly, I'm thankful for my friends, especially the ones in Runstrong who encourage me while running even when the times when I feel like I'm going to collapse. ^_^"
(Coach) Bladimir Villegas There are many things to be thankful. This Thanksgiving I am thankful for the wonderful opportunities God has provided me with such as becoming a coach and CUI student. I am thankful for another year of good health and the good health of my family and loves ones as well. Nothing should be taken without appreciation because life, gifts and talents are precious, nothing comes easy.
Brendan Mai Ha I am thankful for my family and all that they do for me. I appreciate how my mom and dad always take me out to practices or take me out to eat. I appreciate my sister for always being by my side whenever I'm stressed out, motivating me. Finally, I'm thankful for my coaches and friends, for they always put a smile on my face and help me forget about other things like projects.
Daaron Ramirez The things I am thankful for is having a room. Also, I am thankful for having electronics like my phone and a T.V. I am also thankful for having nice expensive shoes for running.
Daniel Ayala I am thankful for my family, home, education, food, and the opportunity to be in Runstrong. I am able to strive through the hardships of life with these.
Daniel Rivero I am thankful for the chance to run with my friends in the morning and experience new things with them. I am also thankful for my parents and friends who are always there for me. I am thankful for my parents to provide a roof over my head. I am also thankful for the chance to go to MacArthur while there is a lot of other kids waiting to get in.
(Coach) David Diaz I am thankful for my faith and my family, that are there to support me in both the good and bad times of life. I'm grateful to learn from such dedicated athletes that want to make a difference at school and in the world. I am grateful to be working at MacArthur, where I first began running. I am thankful for being able to dream big with the RunStrong team and have them as an extended family, where we all care and support each other along the way. Overall, I am thankful to coach side by side with Coach Jesse and Coach Blad, as we learn and grow together in this journey.
Dylan Quiroz "I am thankful for my loving family. Also for having a roof over my head and food. I'm also thankful for being part of The RunStrong family. Happy Thanksgiving"
Elleanna Sanchez I am thankful for my family and a home to live in still. I am thankful for everyone who has supported me when I needed them. I am thankful for my parents who have always found a way to make me happy and found a way for me to do sports especially in the situation we are in right now. I am thankful for all my friends who encourage me to keep on going and to follow my goals. I am also thankful for all my coaches and teammates who have helped me accomplish so much throughout the years I've been doing sports.
(Coach Diaz’s Uncle) Epi Gonzalez I am thankful for the RunStrong family. Thankful for coach Diaz for letting me run with the team. I'm thankful for my Asics shoes that help me run hills and mountains. I'm thankful for life and my family.
Ethan Kassa I am thankful for my family for always doing everything for me and never giving up on me. I am also thankful that all the coaches at RunStrong for helping me getting one step closer to reaching my goals, and making new friends.
Evelyn Hernandez I'm thankful for my parents. For the food, shelter, & love that they provide for me. I'm thankful for RunStrong. RunStrong helps me improve in running. Not only that but it's helped me stay away from trouble, I'm thankful for being surrounded by amazing, inspiring people. I'm proud to call RunStrong my family.
Fernando Sosa I am thankful for both of my families. I am thankful for my RunStrong family. I am also thankful for my mom who has never let me down. I am thankful for having a great coach who puts others needs before his. I am thankful for my home and for all my friends that care about me.
Giovanni Quiroz I am thankful for having a wonderful Coach that will not give up on me. My coach always motivates me to keep on going and not giving up. He is the only coach that I have had and he is the best. The more my coach takes time off in doing other things instead he is training my team to get faster. This is the thing I'm grateful this year.
Giselle Arteaga I am thankful for everything in life. I am glad that I have no sickness and I can do whatever I want like run, dance, and sing. I am also glad I have a family who cares about me and friends who are always there for me. I have a roof under my head and food. But, overall, I am glad that I'm still hear alive and breathing.
Isabella Molina I am thankful for my family, my RunStrong family, and my cheer family. I am thankful for my family because they are always there for me to support me in all my academics and athletics. I am thankful for my RunStrong family because we all push through together as all one team and they help me become a better runner. I am thankful for my cheer family because we all fight to hit and win our competitions as one whole team. In conclusion, I am thankful for my family, my RunStrong family, and my cheer family because they all have helped me become the person I am today.
Jacob Carlos I am thankful for being in a good family. I am thankful for being alive. I am thankful for being a good person.
(Coach) Jesse Perez I am thankful for being given the opportunity to continue running. Though I am not competing, coaching all of you is even a better reward.
Johnny Reyes I am thankful for every I have. I am thankful for having my mom and my dad by my side. I am thankful for getting a chance to run with my friends. I am thankful for my new phone I just got yesterday.
Jose Ramirez I am thankful for my family and to be able to be born in America with so many choices. Also for my education and my great coach in RunStrong.
Joshua Castañeda I am thankful for having an amazing team and to be in RunStrong. I am thankful to have a team that I can call family. I am thankful to run with RunStrong.
Joshua Trevino I am thankful for my family and friends because they support me when I make a difficult decision, and they bring me up when I feel down. I am thankful for being on the RunStrong team and being chosen as a captain. I like being in RunStrong because it is my second family and I'm really close to a lot of people. And last but not least, I am thankful for having a roof over my head and having food on the table. Not everyone can have this. And I am very blessed because my parents work really hard to give me these things. These are just a couple of examples that I am thankful for.
Kaloni Cung I am thankful for a great motivating team and coach. I am also thankful for my supportive family and best friends Ashley and Venus.
Keyla Nunez I am thankful for friends and family. For their positive attitudes, even in hard times and determination. I'm also very thankful for God giving me the strength I need each and every day.
Matthew Raquiz I am thankful for my team. I am thankful of having a family. I am thankful for my education. I’m thankful for having friends that love me and care, and family that love me and care. I am thankful for coach Diaz helping me push myself so I can get stronger. Thank coach.
Melissa Mejia I am thankful for my teammates, shout out to Tiffany, Mia, Nathan, Ashley, and more. I am thankful for my family and for having a good house, friends, food, and education.
Mia Gonzalez I am thankful for many things such as having a great family. For being safe and healthy, also for being able to have an education. But, most of all I am thankful for being alive and for being in the RunStrong team. Happy Thanksgiving!!🦃
Nathan Vega I am thankful for having such a great family I can count on. My family encourages me to do many things, and supports me a lot. Besides this, I am most thankful for having one of the best coaches, ever!
Rodolfo Muñoz I’m thankful for my family and my close friends.
Stephanie Diaz I am thankful for being blessed with a great family. I'm thankful for having a roof over my head. I am thankful for having such a great RunStrong team who are more than just friends, their family.
Tatiana Guzman I am thankful to be able to call the RunStrong team my family. I am truly thankful to you, Coach Diaz, for never giving up on us and for training us to become amazing runners. I am thankful for all the people that I started to talk to because of RunStrong.
Tiffany Castañeda I am thankful to have a family that support me. I am thankful that I am capable of doing anything. I am thankful to call you my coach. I am thankful to have my family safe and sound. I am thankful for have a roof over my head. I am thankful for the food that I eat. I am thankful for all clothes and shoes that I have. I am thankful for everything and everyone I have. Tommy Vo "I am thankful for many things, for example a shelter, a great family and caring parents. Of course, many people would've said, or worded this differently. Shelter of course, because doesn't everybody need somewhere to stay? A great family, because shouldn't everybody having a supportive family, who tries to support you through all the good times and bad times. And of course, parents the caretakers, the people who created you, and the people who guided you through life. Concluding, you should be thankful for many things that happen through life, sometimes bad sometimes good. The negatives could cancel out something more serious than the negative you experienced. Always be thankful for the positive things in life."