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UNITED STATES VETERANS INITIATIVE

LA Marathon Los Angeles,  California
Training buddies: Daniel Saprid

Donations as of April 25, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$8,875.00 Raised Online
$8,875.00 Total Raised

Mervin Roxas U.S. VETS' Fundraising Page

My name is Corporal Mervin Roxas and I am a Filipino American Marine Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veteran.  I served in the 3rd Battalion/7th Marines and earned the military rank of Corporal.  My military occupational specialty was infantry.  While serving in Iraq, I was wounded by an IED, suffering injuries to my face and losing my left arm.  Following my honorable discharge, the military awarded me the Purple Heart.  Despite my disability, I managed to stay positive about the situation, and learned to live without my arm.  I am currently pursuing a History degree at Cal State Fullerton, with the goal of becoming a teacher.  I have no regrets and would do it all over again to serve my country. I am running the marathon to show the importance of organizations like U.S. VETS as they help veterans get back on their feet and move forward with their lives. 

Please help me raise money to support veterans.

If you want to send me messages of encouragement prior to the race, you can email me at vinroxas@pacbell.net.

Supporters

Comment Donation
Ash Bishop Thanks for all your insights. You are mch appreciated.
$50.00
The Crummey Family Your service = our freedom. Thanks to you and all vets for your service and sacrifice. Mabuhay!
$25.00
Lori Bath such an inspirational story- thank you!
$15.00
Esther Bernasor Crowell More Power and God Bless You!
$50.00
Mike/Madelyn Thanks for being a hero!
$50.00
Anonymous Stay positive and close to God, Best of Luck, Thank You for serving our country!
$25.00
Rieko God has special plans for your life. You are inspiration for all who survived wars and us!
$25.00
Mark Huang Thank you for your service then and now
$150.00
Janet May God Bless our Vets and selfless people like you who give of themselves to serve others.
$100.00
Parents of a Marine You are an inspiration and make us even prouder to be Americans. May God bless you always.
$25.00
Yessica You are a true inspiration. As a young adult, you make me realize how proud I am of my country.
$10.00
Anonymous God bless your bravery and all our fighitng men
$183.00
Samanaz kapadia Thank you for all your service. You make this country great.
$25.00
Lynne Rubin Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country and supporiting U.S Vets. Godl Bless You!
$72.00
marilou lieman thank you and good luck
$25.00
Anonymous we're all better off because of guys like you. thank you, Mervin!
$100.00
John N. Doggett Semper Fi, my brother. I am very proud of you.
$250.00
John Marshall You make me proud to have been a Marine 56 years ago.
$100.00
Wyoboy Semper Fi, Corporal. God bless you and thank you for your service.
$100.00
Bob & Marilyn
$50.00
Anonymous I'm very proud of you.
$25.00
bill&jan
$20.00
Anonymous Thank you for your service, inspiration, and all you are doing for others. You are appreciated!
$500.00
Elizabeth Bagby Thank you for your courage and work for others.
$25.00
Arlene Harder If we all put our energy into thinking of others as you have, we may not need to fight quite as many
$25.00
Frances Stewart Very inspiring! Thanks for all you have done and are doing.
$50.00
Joe and Judy Golden In Memory of Kathryn Cohen another fearless spirit
$50.00
Susan & Mark Never stop, Mervin!
$20.00
Gail Stier Way to go, Mervin! Enjoyed the article on you in the L.A. Times!
$25.00
Pat G Thank you for your service to our country.
$20.00
Anonymous Semper Fi, Mervin
$100.00
RAY PEREZ SEMPER FI
$100.00
Christine Nuttall and family Thank you for your important work for veterans.
$100.00
Suzanne Smart You are an inspiration!! Thank you for your all that you have done and continue to do!
$25.00
Cindy Mascio God bless you and all of the other injured soldiers who fought for our freedom.
$25.00
Anonymous Thank you for your outstanding service and example to us all.
$25.00
Anonymous Thank you for your great heart.
$25.00
Joe & Mona As a Vietnam vet, thank you for your courage and dedication, may God Bless you.
$25.00
Olvera Family We are proud of you keep up the fight, we lost lcpl javier olvera to an IED and want to help veteran
$200.00
charles I opposed the war in Iraq... but not people like you
$25.00
Wendy and Rick Thanks for your service and dedication!
$50.00
Anonymous read about you in Sunday LA Times: Dave Lopez
$25.00
Orrin Turbow
$50.00
Billie Parsons We were next to you at LA Marathon start. We then read the LATimes story. You're an inspiration!
$100.00
Gabriel Ortega From a fellow OIF devil dog. Good Luck brother!
$25.00
Jay Bautista We are so proud of you! we love you!
$100.00
Sam Quan Thank you for serving and sharing your story.
$50.00
K. Templeton Inspiring story - job well done, Sir!
$25.00
Allen Klotz You'll be a great teacher
$100.00
armando Thank you for serving our country. Keep on keeping on.
$25.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
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Raised Online
$8,875
Total Raised
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