The Eppie’s Wellness Foundation is pleased to support John Almeda in his 2019 Boston Marathon efforts. John has non verbal autism and was the runner for the Therapeutic Recreation Services Great Team for the final Eppie’s Great Race in 2018. John is so fast that he was paced by a bicyclist instead of a runner while running in Eppie's Great Race. After hearing about his efforts to qualify for the 2019 Boston Marathon, Eppie’s Wellness Foundation offered to support his efforts. EWF is financing the trip to Boston for Darren Morgan, his running coach, who has accompanied John in every marathon. John’s mother, Vanessa Bieker, has established the Fly Brave Foundation which offers employment training and social activities for adults with developmental disabilities. Eppie's Wellness Foundation board member Jim Geary will also be participating in the 2019 Boston Marathon.