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Retired Navy SEAL completes 13.1-mile race to honor lung donor who saved him

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Retired Navy SEAL completes 13.1-mile race to honor lung donor who saved him

    Published September 02, 2012
    FoxNews.com
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      Retired Navy SEAL Justin Legg
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      Justin Legg on Mt. McKinley earlier this year.
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    Add another half marathon to the list of things Lt. Cmdr. Justin Legg has overcome.
    The retired Navy SEAL competed Sunday in the 13.1-mile Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon in Virginia Beach, the latest example of his success in recovering from the leukemia that nearly killed him. Every breath was drawn by a set of lungs from the 19-year-old man who inspires him, even in death.
    Legg, who received the double-lung transplant just two years ago, knows a thing or two about endurance.
    He spent a decade in the elite military unit and was in Iraq six years ago when he was diagnosed with the dreaded disease. Over the next several years, he endured endless rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. His body rejected a bone marrow transplant, causing the new blood cells to attack his skin, liver, lungs and eyes.
    Finally, both of Legg's lungs collapsed and he slipped into a coma in summer 2010. When he awoke, not only did he have to learn to walk all over again, he found out he had only months to live if he didn't get the life-saving transplant.
    He did, and eight months later, Legg walked a half-marathon.


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  2. carodo

    carodo MassCops Member

    holy shit, good for him!
     
  3. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

    Amazing story.
     

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