Luisa Runs 5 for 5
Name: Luisa Lyons
I underwent 3 rounds of chemo, 11 doses of full body radiation, and had a stem cell transplant with cells donated by my sister, Anita. The treatment was incredibly painful and debilitating. A few days after my transplant, I watched the 2014 NYC Marathon from the window of my isolation room at Memorial Sloan Kettering and wondered if I would ever be up to running again. I could barely walk a lap of the transplant ward!
The recovery was long and slow, but walking, and eventually running, helped me get back to "normal." I was ecstatic to run my first ever marathon in 2017. A year later, I ran my second marathon.
This year, I'm running 3 marathons - Queens, Rochester, and NYC. The NYC Marathon will be my 5th marathon and will take place a few days after the 5th anniversary of my transplant.
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Visit www.luisalyons.com to follow my journey!