From a way out of gym class to overcoming Guillán-Barre Syndrome, running, with a pinch of humor, has played many roles in Michael's journey.
With the help of fellow amputee athletes and Achilles International, Mary was able to re-learn how to run and made lifelong friends in the process.
After surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury, Mauricio defied all expectations by becoming a Boston Qualifying marathon runner and an advocate for the Brain Injury Association.
For Sarah, running became the key to success as a classical musician. Outside the concert hall, she coaches at the non-profit Girls on the Run.
Stephen's weight loss journey began with one short run. He has since lost over 50lbs, run 11 marathons, and become a local hero in Brooklyn.
After being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, Saavik rediscovered her love of running and fought through her symptoms to run the NYC Marathon for Team IBDKids.
Anna continues to honor her late mother by volunteering as a guide for Achilles International, helping athletes with disabilities run marathons.
Since 1992, Alan never missed a NYC Marathon– until he was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma. After a year of fighting cancer, he vowed to complete his 25th NYC Marathon.
When his dear friend and mentor began to suffer from diabetes-related renal failure, Ben donated his kidney and both lives were changed forever.
Rosita never considered herself a runner until her early 50's, when she ran her first marathon for Fred's Team. Now, running has become a lifestyle and family activity.
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