Twelve children from the Emunah Bet Elazraki Children’s Home in Netanya will be running in the Miami Half-Marathon this month, in memory of eight IDF soldiers who fell in Operation Protective Edge over the summer.Standing at the starting line of the January 25 marathon will be nine boys and three girls from Israel. Each has a life story full of difficulties and challenges.For Rachel (not her real name), running symbolizes a personal victory. The starting point in her life was not an easy or encouraging one. Her parents divorced a few years ago; her father is remarried and has distanced himself from her family. Rachel, the second of five children, unwillingly became a punching bag for her mother, who was having a hard time dealing with the new reality.