Meet our athletes participating in this year's Marine Corps, Bank of America Chicago, and ING New York City marathons.
New York, NY
Thirteen years ago this August, my sister, Annie, was seriously injured in a diving accident on Martha's Vineyard. She broke her second and third vertebrae, and was a millimeter away from severing her spinal cord, which would have resulted in complete paralysis from the neck down. After wearing a "halo" which was screwed into her skull for months, she miraculously made a full recovery.
This trauma changed our family outlook and made us thankful for each day we could use our bodies to their full potential. I feel appreciative every time I run, bike, swim, or play lacrosse.