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Against All Odds: A Marathon Journey

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It was the worst day of my life... 
   Dr. George Sr. and I were having lunch at our desks on Wednesday September 20, 2017. It was a pretty normal day, somewhat slow, sun shining and hot. Dad was on the office line when his cell rang - a call from my aunt. I eagerly picked up the phone, awaiting news of my cousin who had been in labor. The news was grave.

I remember when I was small and the wind would call...

   My cousin Leah and I have been joined at the hip since birth. Although she is my elder by seven months, we have always considered ourselves "twins" - fraternal of course. We spent all of our developmental years together, growing up in Canton. Nostalgia calls to mind sporting terrible outfits from OshKosh B'Gosh, climbing trees, pool days at Hall of Fame, thrills at Geauga Lake, and a myriad of precious family gatherings, including annual trips to Myrtle Beach. However, our bond really strengthened in high school and college. High school is that weird time where you…