More RunDisney Participants That Inspire Us
Kick your Saturday off with another profile in courage from runDisney and DisneyMagicMoments. This one celebrates one of the participants of last Fall’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon which takes place annually at Epcot in Walt Disney World.
Last year’s Half Marathon was particularly special for Boyd Dunleavy a cancer survivor with a heart-warming story. Dunleavy completed the Wine and Disney Half Marathon which is no small feat considering that in 2011 he was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer with only a 10% chance of recovery. He went through a year of treatments followed by a relapse.
However, hope came in the form of Nathan Barnes, a gunners’ mate in the United States Navy who was stationed in Japan. Barnes agreed to donate so that Dunleavy could have a life-saving stem-cell treatment.
On his road to recovery, Dunleavey began running which quickly became a driving force. His passion eventually led him to the 2019 Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend where 7 years after his initial diagnosis he was able to be a participant! As a special surprise, Dunleavey and his family had a chance to meet Nathan Barnes the man who saved his life! Check out the touching video here:
This is just one of many incredible, inspiring stories that Disney is sharing on their DisneyMagicMoments website. This new offering by Disney was created to help Disney-fans of all ages feel connected to the magic while at home. The website is an absolute treasure trove of incredible Disney content. You’ll find everything from storytime, recipes, arts and crafts, virtual rides and tales of special feats of bravery like the one above!
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