Felicia Wilkerson: “Retired from the Corps But Not Done Serving”

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Felicia Wilkerson is a Marine Corps veteran that is no longer serving our country in an active duty role, but that doesn’t mean that she’s done serving.

Felicia Wilkerson Continues to Serve Others By Running
Felicia Wilkerson Continues to Serve Others By Running

After suffering a non-combat injury that nearly took her life, she was unable to meet the physical requirements to get back into active duty. Find out more about her injuries here and here.

After her surgeries, the doctors told her that she would no longer be able to run due to the nature of her injuries, but she was unable to accept that news. She vowed to prove them wrong, and is currently doing so in glorious fashion!

I’m the one who’s going to set my limits. ~Felicia Wilkerson – CLICK TO TWEET

She has set out on a mission to run 12 races in 12 months with 1200 miles of training in order to help raise funds and awareness for two organizations that do amazing work to help support our veterans. The two organizations that she is supporting are the Semper Fi Fund and the MARSOC Foundation.

We covered a lot of ground during our chat (CLICK HERE TO LISTEN), and here are some of the highlights:

  • • When a 2-Star general tells you to run a race, you do it!
  • • How running has helped her move on from her injuries and do things others thought were impossible
  • • How stubborn streaks impact her while she’s running–both good and bad
  • • Why the Semper Fi Fund and MARSOC Foundations are so important to her
  • • Running her 12th race at the Marathon des Sables, and what that entails
  • • What she will be doing after she completes her 12th race

Felicia is also hosting a raffle/giveaway with a bunch of great items being given away for donations to the two organizations she is raising funds for. Contest starts March 10th, and the winner will be announced on March 30th. Once the contest is live, I’ll post a link here as well!

To find out all about Felicia’s journey thus far, and to support her fundraising efforts, please visit her website.

Connect with Felicia on Twitter.