Jacob Bera, Coach and Visual Arts teacher at Eagle River High School in Anchorage Alaska, ran the Boston marathon in honor of Sandy Hook Victim Daniel Barden. After reading Daniel Barden’s story on a face book page, Bera posted a letter, “Learning about Daniel reminded me of the power of simple acts of kindness, and that’s something I model for my students each and every day.” As a pure act of kindness, he decided to venture cross-country to run the Boston Marathon.
Fortunately, Jacob Bera finished the marathon before the explosion. It was tragic being in Boston at the time but the community came together to help when the city of Boston needed it most. It was a sad day for many Americans, but Bera’s act of kindness has inspired others to follow in his footsteps and “pay it forward.” He gives his extra support for the Boston community affected by the explosion, and hopes to add to his past contributions made to the Barden’s.
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