These marines were are at the finish line of a marathon when Jon Crais came in being pushed by his wife all the way to the finish line. The marines helped out as Jon suffered a brain injury after a car accident but wanted to join the race. Take a look at the finish line as he walks and finishes the race.
One of the most moving days I’ve ever been apart of! So proud to know these guys and all the amazing assisted athletes! Jon Crais, the young man in the wheelchair, suffered a traumatic brain injury from a single car accident almost 22 months ago. He was in a coma for 3 months and overcame many obstacles to be as far along as he is today. He has always wanted to run a marathon. With the help of a local North Georgia organization, Connectability, which provides support for families affected by disabilities, Jon met my husband Thomas. These two were then connected by mutual friends and interests to The Kyle Pease Foundation, who partners with The Ability Experience to race in the Marine Corp Marathon. This finish yesterday was a small glimpse into the unbelievable world of assisted athletes. They are all true heroes. It was a true honor for both of them to participate in the People’s Marathon. Connectability: https://connectabilityinc.org/learn-about-us/The Kyle Pease Foundation: http://www.kylepeasefoundation.org/The Ability Experience: http://www.abilityexperience.org/A Small Story on Jon and his journey: http://www.firstgiving.com/team/302001
Posted by Mallory Smith Odom on Sunday, October 25, 2015