St. Jude patient Hillary Husband is greeted with cheers as she completes 26.2 miles of walking the corridors of the hospital’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.
Hillary, who is battling her third cancer, accomplished the feat less than three weeks after undergoing a transplant. She walked at least one mile each day to build strength, endurance and prevent fluid build-up in her lungs. Hillary became the first St. Jude patient to cover the distance of a marathon while receiving inpatient care.
The first part of Hillary’s journey was featured in the summer 2009 issue of Promise, page 21.
Abridged from Promise, Autumn 2013