Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Think about Utah

Despite suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease, a Utah man plans to run in next month's Boston Marathon.

Bob Marshall learned last fall that the muscle spasms in his upper chest were linked to the disease known as ALS. It's a degenerative condition of the nervous system with no cure. But despite the disease, Marshall plans to be at the starting line of the 26 mile race. His wife also has her own story. So far, she's survived non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, despite being told she had hours or days to live when it was diagnosed in early 1990. She has had 64 chemotherapy treatments.The couple's 5 children good naturedly nicknamed their parents "Team Terminal."

Source: The Associated Press.