The progress and happenings of a Team in Training group in Logan, UT. Running hard through snow and ice to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Saturday's Run with Ian

What an amazing run we all had last Saturday! A very chilly but beautiful day with blue skys and clear mountain views! We were so lucky to have the Gabler's with us cheering us on along the way.

Ian Gabler is our team honoree. At 7 years old, he was diagnosed with Acute Myologenous Leukemia – a very aggressive form of leukemia. He was given a 6 in 10 survival chance. The treatment that he underwent at Primary Children's Hospital brought him to the brink of death, but ultimately saved his life. In most ways he's now regular 8 year old attending school and playing with his siblings. But he's also a hero.

He and his family have been a great inspiration to our team, reminding us of why we're running and raising money. The Gabler's enthusiasm for this cause shows how important the work the Leukemia and Lymphoma society does for the blood cancer patients and their families.

Ian even braved the cold to ride his bike along with us. What a truly motivating run! I think I speak for all of us that it was such an inspirational experience to have Ian along side truly gives meaning to the reason we are doing this. The whole family joined us after for a bagel breakfast.

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