...On October 18th, 1992, I met Jody-Lynn Reicher on Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. Jody had just completed the Detroit Marathon, placing sixth for women in 2:58:26. At the moment we met, I knew nothing about Jody. I was with my friend Joan, whom I thought, knew Jody, so the three of us walked and talked to the Marriott in Ren Cen.
Jody talked about getting a cab to the Detroit Airport. I offered to drive Jody, fibbing that the airport was on my way home...
..Since meeting Jody, she has been a daily inspiration. I aspire to be my best in every action.
As in running, Jody has taught optimism, patience, forgiveness...hope... to me, and to all who have been blessed to know Jody's enthusiasm for living life fully.
Thank you, Jody!
I love your spirit.---Nina Bovio
June 8th, 2018