Elaine Gilmartin
2 min readJan 25, 2024

by Elaine Gilmartin

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64,565 lives interrupted

64,565 dreams that will not be realized

64,565 made prisoners of their bodies

64,565 crime victims given life sentences

64,565 traumas relived day after day, year after year

64,565 more descend into poverty



Elaine Gilmartin

A therapist by profession, a runner by passion, a writer by necessity.