A survivor of atrocity in the recent genocide in Burundi, @Tuhabonye tells us his story of faith, ultimate forgiveness and running with joy. #runningmotivation @gzlfoundation @AmistadBooks #runningbooks https://t.co/6mip6rsJQh
GILBERT NAMED AN AUSTIN FC’s 4ATX FOUNDATION’s 2023 LEGEND OF THE YEAR
4ATX Foundation, Austin FC’s nonprofit arm, announced Gilbert Tuhabonye as one of the Foundation’s 2023 Legends of the Year. The annual awards recognize contributions to building physically, socially and emotionally healthier communities in Central Texas. The awards were presented on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 4ATX Foundation’s “A Night in Verde” Gala.
Sometimes the world can be an unfair and cruel place. Yet even amongst the worst of circumstances and in the midst of unfathomable tragedies, hope and happiness prevail.
Gilbert Tuhabonye knows this.
Gilbert has endured great suffering in his life. Yet his message isn’t one of sorrow or anger; it’s one of joy, faith and forgiveness. Driven by a desire to unleash the potential of anyone who seeks it – in running and in life – Gilbert’s indomitable spirit moves everyone he meets. He inspires others to believe that they can achieve anything, regardless of the circumstances or obstacles. He is a living reminder that humanity is greater than the sum of all the world’s injustices. And he is proof that the work of a few – or even just one – can make this world, our world, a better place.