The Girl: Bullied & Harassed
The Dog: Injured & Abandoned

Based on true events, this story takes place in the late 1950’s. A young girl’s love for running propelled her to join the school cross country team. With only boys on the team, she faced bullying and ridicule. Finding an injured, abandoned dog proved to be her salvation. Together, the girl and the dog set out to face this daunting challenge.


Dedicated to every Child that has ever been Bullied.


Welcome to the “If I Could Run” website

 I wrote this story “If I Could Run” to tell my experience of being bullied when I was a Sophomore/Junior in high school in 1958/59. It was such a humiliating, depressing and agonizing time in my life. I can remember it so clearly 60 years later. Bullying is still so active in today`s society. However, I believe it is even worse with social media being so available. When I was going through my bullying experience, I could at least find peace and security at my home after school and on weekends. Now, social media allows a person to be bullied twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. My story tells how I was able to get through this horrible experience.

A movie producer picked up my story and together we produced the movie. Because we had the opportunity to have an up and coming young female star play the lead role, I changed the main character to be female instead of male. The movie is filmed on my farm, at my high school and in my town where the actual bullying occurred so many years ago. We entered it in film festivals around the country and it was received very positively, winning many prestigious awards.

My Hope

My hope is that this book and/or movie might help someone find the strength and courage to face this terrible thing and give confidence and belief in one`s self to beat it!

Now Available 

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If I Could Run Awards

Worldfest- Houston Tx. April 2018
The Houston Broadcast Film Critics- “Best Picture”- IF I COULD RUN
Best Young Actress- Preslee tucker
Gold Remi award- Best Trailer
“Best Feature Film”- IF I COULD RUN
Hollywood West Wing Film Competition
“Best Feature Film” June 2018

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