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Liam Gets His Blade

(My run buddy Liam was born with hydrocephalus which is "water on the brain." Liam has had over 150 surgeries (his parents have stopped counting) on the brain which has him highly susceptible to infection. He has cerebral palsy, scoliosis, and is blind and confined to a wheelchair. He and his parents Joan and Fabian are "pure gold.")

Last week was yet another chapter in the special relationship I've built with my I Run 4 Michael buddy Liam and his family. As I wrote (HERE,) after the Carlsbad 5000 in April, Liam's parents and I decided we needed to add more running to their lives by starting a fund raise to get him his own Team Hoyt running chair ("blade.")

Serendipity intervened and a chance meeting with Marine Sergeant, blogger (, and ultrarunner Maggie Seymour and Jim Pathman from Team Hoyt San Diego lead to Maggie fully funding Liam's blade. Maggie's first "gift" recipient as part of her RunFreeRun 3,300 mile c…

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