3-Year-Old MD Patient Completes Half-Marathon With Dad

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Most three-year-olds only get to watch marathons from the sidelines or on television, but not Levi Gagner. The Rare Disease Report revealed that Levi, along with his dad Kyle, completed the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon last weekend. The Pheonix, Arizona event is the third race the two have competed in together.

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Levi who was born with congenital muscular dystrophy is unable to sit without help and has no head control, but taking part in the marathons in his adapted wheelchair has given him a chance to see the world. The races also give Levi and Kyle a platform to raise awareness and money for muscular dystrophy through their Facebook page Levi’s Hope.

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