How many of us aspire to running a marathon? We’d love to, we think to ourselves, but who has the time to train? We have to go to work, feed the kids, take out the dog. Don’t we deserve a little downtime at the end of the day?
Tell that to Phillip Lussier. Phillip is a patient of DHAC Physical Therapy with a neuromuscular condition. He has trouble walking, taking stairs, and performing everyday tasks.
Together Robert Perednia, his Dedham Health Physical Therapist, and Meghan Johnson, former DHAC physical therapy patient and intern, Phil recently participated in the Newport Half Marathon.
On October 16th, and using a wheelchair donated by the Mass Hospital School, the trio completed the entire 13.1 mile course. Even more inspiring, Phil stood, and with Bobby’s and Meg’s help, walked the last 100 feet across the finish line.
All 3 had a great time during the race with people cheering for Phil the entire way. None of three participants had ever run a marathon before. Yet, they teamed up to help Phil achieve his goal.
Still think you can’t run a marathon? Tell it to Phil Lussier.