Originally, Compston and Maynard set a goal of $10,000. But she’s collected $23,000 in pledges already so they’ve upped the goal to $40,000. She’s established a website: www.amyforafrica.com where people can donate.
So Thursday, Rep. Kevin Sinnette, D-Ashland, and Rep. Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, sponsored a resolution honoring Compston, not only for her charitable efforts but for her inspiring story of overcoming addiction.
As she stood, her hands clasped behind her back, in front of the 100-member House, Sinnette and Adkins took turns reading the resolution recounting her story. In the gallery, Chris and three of her four children (the 2-year-old stayed home with his grandmother) watched with pride along with several family members and friends.
Members of the House came forward and shook her hand and even asked to have their photographs taken with her.
But Compston and her family didn’t tarry long. They were back on the road to Ashland. After all, Amy has to get back on the road to train.
But then running is nothing new for Amy Compston. It’s just the direction she’s running in that changed.