October 2012 - Matthew Gazda
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Meet Matthew Gazda
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Name: Matthew Gazda
 
Age: 21
 
Previous/Current Occupation: Intramural Sports Supervisor
 
Church: St. Mary’s Catholic Student Center
 
Major and classification: Junior Account and Business Honors double major
 
Any passions/interests?: I love running, especially long distances. I have run 6 marathons and am training for my 7th marathon and first 50 miler. I also love board games and just chillin’ with friends.
 
How did you become a volunteer/why are you involved? I used to go out on the sidewalk with my older sister, Emily Goodrich-Gazda to stand and pray. After watching her as a sidewalk counselor, I felt called to take a more active role in making difference and to become a sidewalk counselor myself.
 
Why you are pro life (is there a story here?): No real story here. Just always made sense to me and that is the way I was raised.
 
Any additional thoughts (comments): Umm… I am thankful that God has allowed me to be his voice on the sidewalk, but think it is very important to remember that this is not about us or the women on the other side of the fence. It is about the babies and unborn who cannot speak up for themselves.
 

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