Grandfather Finishes Triathlon to Fight Leukemia

Grandfather Finishes Triathlon to Fight Leukemia

Written by The Amateur

Topics: Inspirational Stories

What is your inspiration?  The writing staff at frequently participates in Team in Training events for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, it’s actually how we all met.  The motivation and emotion that comes from the stories of those we’ve lost to cancer, those fighting cancer, those that have survived cancer are an incredible push when you want to give up on that last marathon mile or that last hill of a century ride.  A great quote from the video to follow, “If you think training is hard, try chemo.”

This video is one of those amazing stories.  My family had the honor to be at the Inspirational Dinner for Team in Training before the Elkhart Lake Triathlon when the story of Lauryn, who has Leukemia and her grandfather, Tom Rushworth was featured.  Tom ran the Olympic Distance Triathlon at Elkhart lake to “honor his personal hero” and granddaughter, Lauryn.  His story was featured on the news in Indianapolis.  Tom is a member of the Indiana Team in Training Chapter.

Tom finished despite suffering a torn aorta days before the race, which he didn’t realize.   Truly an amazing story.

- The Amateur

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