Special Patients

 

 

 

Roxlyn Cole is a COPD patient in her 70's who amazingly just completed a half marathon pushing her oxygen. She demonstrates how passion, dedication, hard work, sweat, a little shortness of breath (and oxygen) can accomplish “the impossible”. Actually, Roxlyn is pointing the way to our better understanding of what is possible through her achievements.

 

Mike McBride suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD.)  He is one of 13 million Americans with the progressive illness, a condition that gets worse every time McBride gets sick. He requires oxygen just going to the store or working around the house. And remarkably, he runs marathons and was the first COPD patient to complete the Boston Marathon. 

 

Read more: http://newsok.com/runner-finds-his-freedom-a-breath-at-a-timebrspan-classhl2denver-man-with-lung-illness-will-pull-oxygen-cart-26-milesspan/article/3234666#ixzz15PoniBmW