In the decade since, Gorman has created a nationally recognized team — including that former classmate, Luis Mateo — to help the homeless, addicted and vulnerable.
Gorman reflected this week, ahead of a celebratory fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, on the defining moment that started his life’s work. He couldn’t single out one, but instead describes something much bigger.
“I was lucky. I had a support system growing up, mom and dad were both present,” the 29-year-old said. “But people around me didn’t have that. I decided to create a second family for the ones who needed it most.”
And so TMF, The Movement Family, was born. Sheer determination outweighed a clear lack of resources — no money, no roof, no equipment.
Gorman’s friends showed up, often with others they knew would benefit. Facebook helped, too.
Quite literally, they ran with the idea of coming together.
Originally Published in: The Eagle-Tribune
By Breanna Edelstein
September 17, 2021