Survivor Stories: 29-Year-Old to Compete in Boston Marathon

There are people from all walks of life who enter to run the Boston marathon, like two-time marathon runner 29-year-old Timmy Harner. The difference is that Timmy Harner was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in November 2015 after complaining to doctors that he felt ill during a run.

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According to the Boston Marathon Facebook page, after six months of treatment including bone marrow transplants, Harner  was finally given the all-clear in March 2016. He immediately started to think about accomplishing one of his life-long dreams: to run in the Boston Marathon.

Harner’s dreams came true when he was accepted as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. He’ll compete in the prestigious event this April in honor of fellow cancer survivors and to help raise awareness for leukemia and lymphoma.

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