Sunday, June 27, 2010

Overwalked for the cure

She shivered and retched in the medical tent, in terrible pain with a hip flexor pull.

“How far DID you walk today?”

“Nineteen miles…for my sister.”

“How much did you train?

“Well, I’m not generally a walker.”

I didn’t know whether to praise or to scold, but I was smiling too much to do both.


Wendy S. Harpham, MD said...

Wonderful that you appreciated the meaning behind her efforts. With hope, Wendy

WordDoc said...

Hi Wendy, Thanks for visiting. The dedication of these walkers always moves me every year that I participate.

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I'm always impressed by what people can do when motivated by love. Let me echo Dr. Harpham - not every MD would appreciate her energy.

I've read a few of your posts. Great to see physicians keeping everything in perspective.

My best, Tim-RRT

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