Eye Cancer Survivor To Run NYC Marathon

[To watch the video segment, visit the ABC link at the end of the post]

A pretty inspiring story about the head athletic trainer from Stevens Institute of Technology Alison Bewalder that was featured on ABC Eyewitness News and is up online too now with a video segment.

She was diagnosed last October with Coroidal Melnoma or cancer behind her left eye. She was quite fortunate to tear a contact lens that she got diagnosed when she went in for a checkup because she showed no symptoms.

After undergoing surgery and radiation to kill the tumor which altered the vision in her left eye, she plans to run in the marathon this Sunday just to prove to herself that she can.

As the ABC story highlights, “Alison’s battles are not over yet. She is cancer free but there is the possibility it could spread to the lungs and liver. Though Alison says don’t feel sorry for her, she has more appreciation for life now than most.”

[Source: ABC – Eye Cancer Survivor To Run NYC Marathon]

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Reason Number Two.

Peter Abraham from the LoHud Yankees Blog provides reason #2 for why the Phillies will lose. Here is his post titled, “What Goes Around …

If you remember back to the All-Star Game at the Stadium on July 15, Scott Kazmir was the winning pitcher, pitching an unexpected inning when the game went 15.

The loser was Brad Lidge.

Now Kazmir will start for the Rays tonight, who have home field advantage in the World Series because, in part, of what he and Lidge did. I’m on a fan of the All-Star Game “counting,” but it certainly counted this season for those players.