To be a mail carrier, in the middle of Texas — in the middle of summer is admirable. To do it the way Jamila Hendricks does is crazy.
“There’s times where I question myself like, ‘Chick, you must be [crazy], how are you doing this? Why are you doing this,’” she said.
Every day, in Waxahachie, whenever Jamila isn’t driving, she’s running her entire route. “A lot of people say, ‘Is a dog chasing you? Are you running from someone? Did something just happen,’” she said.
Jamila says it’s not what she’s running from, it’s what she’s running for. “I run for them,” she said.
Jamila and her husband have three children, and she wanted to set a better example.