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The One Marathon Medal You Don't Want

It's been a topsy turvy year for my main man Liam. Forget the fact that my special needs buddy lives 1,000 miles away which presents financial and logistics challenges for the race calendar, but most importantly, I need him in his Team Hoyt blade and NOT in a hospital bed (three wheels, not four.) I have had my own body rebellion going on (lost track of how many MRI's I've had,) but constantly try and put things in perspective compared to the medical challenges facing Liam living with Hydrocephalus and Cerebral Palsy.

I like to think that running has increased his quality of life and keeps him out of the doctor's office and hospital. When I first met Liam, it seemed that he was in and out of the hospital all the time with more brain surgeries than I've had races in my life--over 100. Unfortunately, the team just survived a big scare this last month starting with a simple fever. As Liam is susceptible to infection and going septic due to his lifetime of medical issu…

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