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Dan Murphy's Fundraiser:

"Meta-Murph-osis"

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BENEFITING: Ironheart Foundation

EVENT: Ironheart Challenge: Triple Crown 2017

EVENT DATE: Jul 17, 2017

Dan Murphy

THE STORY:

Once upon a time, I ran road races, set age-group PRs and even completed the 1986 New York City Marathon in the top 10% of my age group. But a congenitally defective heart valve -- the exact same condition that afflicted Robin Williams, and at the same point in life -- slowly eroded my ability to even jog, much less compete. After open heart surgery, I am "functional" again, only the years of stress on my heart left me (at best) able to reach only 30% of normal cardiac output. Even walking up stairs gets me breathing heavily now, but I'm not about to give up on making progress toward a better level of fitness. I will keep training, exercising and pushing forward, even though it's a shadow of what I once could do. And I will keep fund-raising, as well, so that other folks can get their life back following a bout with heart disease. Be generous -- not for me -- but for hundreds of other people out there who need your support to pursue their own "metamorphosis." -- Dan Murphy

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