Lori Dreiling

“I can honestly say that running saved my life. At the tender age of nine, my youngest brother passed away from leukemia. He had battled the disease for over five years before his passing. I was only 13 at the time, and this experience was traumatic for me and my family. I had never lost a family member, and I was very close to my baby brother. About two years after his death, I started showing signs of depression. I went into therapy, and through my grieving process, I discovered running. Running gave me a new perspective on everything and changed my life in a very positive way. I have since lost two more of my brothers and my father, so my ability to cope has been put to the test in an extreme way. Staying active is at the core of who I am and helps to give me perspective. It also keeps me grounded when life happens. My goal is to serve as a positive influence in the running community.” - HOKA fan Lori Dreiling from Fleet Feet Tulsa - Blue Dome, OK #humansofHOKA

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