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APR 29, 2014 - Huffington Post

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A Little Umbrella Went A Long Way For This Boston Marathon Runner With Lupus

Just when Jessie Russell was about to give up, her brother sprung into action. The 26-year-old from West Bridgewater, Mass., has been dealing with the effects of lupus since her junior year of high school, according to the Boston Globe. Sunlight can worsen symptoms in people with lupus, but Russell didn't let that stop her from fulfilling her lifelong dream of running the full 26.2-mile Boston Marathon... and her supportive brother did everything to make sure that happened. He followed along Russell's route, took pictures and cheered, but by the 14th mile, the sun was getting the best of ... Read More

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