I'm running in honor of my beautiful sister in law, Mary Hurwitz, who ran a 20 year marathon of her own although she never strapped on a pair of running shoes to do it.
Her race began when her son, Taeler, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 4 and continued through another 4 battles with cancer, including a battle of her own that began last September. Through every step of this grueling race, she focused on keeping her family alive and well and together, always touching others' along the way as well with laughter, faith, strength and a few well-placed cuss words and signature dance moves. No one that ran beside her will ever be the same. She made us all run longer and stronger than we ever thought we could. She believed in us. She crossed her race's finish line on January 12, 2017, finishing strong and finishing well and received her eternal medal that outshines them all.
So on October 15, I run in her honor and for the beautiful, vibrant strong grown children she left to carry on her legacy - Briana, Taeler, and her granddaughter, Macie. No one should ever run life's race alone and with Mary, we never did. #teamMarbear
"The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." John 1:5
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