After recently turning 50 years old, Stacey Faix was in line to participate in the 2018 Pittsburgh half-marathon. And like most events of this nature, the long-distance run promised to be a memorable day for all involved. Yet little did Faix know just how unforgettable the day would prove to be.
Many would probably argue that Faix is something of a supermom, anyway. After all, she’s raised two daughters into adulthood, and she plays an active role with Team Red, White and Blue (RWB). This is a social organization that lends support to war veterans. In fact, it was this organization’s colors that Faix sported during the half-marathon.
Yet not everyone knew about the heartbreak that had manifested inside Faix since her adolescence. At the tender age of 15, you see, she gave birth to her first child – and then had to give him up for adoption. “They didn’t want me to hold him. They didn’t recommend it,” Faix explained to WTAE in May 2018.