A mom from Boston named Mary Shertenlieb has beaten cancer three times after first being diagnosed about five years ago with a type of leukemia called AML, and had two relapses.
She wanted to do the marathon to raise money for charity, and her doctors gave her the okay. However, she had to stop around mile 15 after showing signs of hypothermia.
With weather in the 30s all day Mary refused to quit. She waited more than four hours for the rain to stop then ran another 11 miles and finished with her husband at 12:18 A.M., about 13 hours after she started.
Her goal was to raise $15,000, and she ended up bringing in more than $40,000.
You can still donate at RunDFMC.com
At 12:18am Tuesday Mary Shertenlieb completed the 122nd @bostonmarathon with husband Rich by her side! Mary raised nearly 35-thousand dollars for @DanaFarber - @Toucherandrich— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) April 17, 2018
Thx @bostonpolice + Marathon workers for waiting for her! #BostonStrong #WBZ pic.twitter.com/H3tdyH8MlK
Here’s Mary Shertenlieb receiving her ceremonial medal from her friend(who had run it earlier) after Mary’s @bostonmarathon journey ended at the finish line shortly after midnight. Mary raised nearly 35-thousand dollars for @DanaFarber #RunMaryRun #BostonStrong @Toucherandrich pic.twitter.com/zeDdDvbGmQ— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) April 17, 2018