Deborah Dunham

Writer. Activist. Athlete. Social Entrepreneur.

Here’s What the Media Is Doing to Teens Today

(as published on Huffington Post) If you go to Google News and search for “teens,” “teenager” or any variation thereof, a slew of headlines like these will pop up:   … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Real Reason I Started Marathon High

by Deborah Dunham, Founder and Executive Director, Marathon High, Inc. When I was eight years old my dad taught me a valuable lesson that, unbeknownst to me at the time, … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Greg Sousa Is Kona-Inspired And Life-Inspired Despite Brain Cancer

On any given day, you can find Greg Sousa swimming over a mile, biking up to 50 miles or running up to 12 miles. He has been doing this for … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

These Teens Witnessed Too Much Bullying. Here’s How They’re Fighting Back.

Imagine being called “stupid” or “ugly.” Imagine being taunted repeatedly because of the clothes you wear or your sexuality or religion. Imagine being told “go kill yourself” or “no one … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why I Want My Son to Skip College and Surf the World

* as originally published on My son Bradley will be a senior in high school next year. While most of my fellow parents are busy visiting colleges, debating majors … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Finding Inherent Goodness in the Wake of the Boston Marathon Tragedy

On my run this morning, I swear people were nicer than usual. Fellow runners smiled a bit bigger, cars moved over a bit farther, bikers said “Good morning” a bit … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Disabled or Not, Ryan Chalmers is Pushing Forward

*as originally published on Don’t tell Ryan Chalmers he can’t do something. Over three thousand miles on three wheels: That’s what this paralympian is doing to prove that just … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

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