Nicholas Bennett, a sophomore student at Indiana University, says that he is "the last person you might expect to do a marathon". About one year ago, Nick made a major decision to live his life healthier, and wanted to challenge to work towards and test himself. It was then that he thought, "Why not a marathon?" Not knowing what to expect, never even having completed a running race of any kind, Nick registered for the 2012 Indianapolis Marathon on October 20th, 2012.
Then in August, Nick watched Eric McLean's final confessions video, and went to the L.I.F.E. site, and immediately signed up for the Bone Marrow Registry. It was then that he discovered Team L.I.F.E. He then contacted us and in his words said "I have 5 and a half weeks to raise so I think I can do it. Eric really moved me and thousands of others. I want to succeed for him and his cause."
October 8th, 2012 - We recently received the message from Daniel Rager in New York, that his 30 year old wife Jessica discovered she had acute myelogenous leukemia the same day her twin boy and girl were born last year. She has been battling since and it has been a struggle. This past week L.I.F.E. sent them some of the funds we have fundraised to maybe help make their lives just a little bit easier. L.I.F.E. was officially made a 501c3 non-profit organization 3 years ago with the intent of keeping Eric's memory alive, and to make an effort at paying forward all the help that was given to Eric to other cancer patients like him between the ages of 18 and 30 across the country. From everyone here we wish you all of the best Jessica, Daniel, Elizabeth, and Joseph as you continue to battle and overcome this.
Dan wrote their very unique story to us, you can read it below.