"On February 28, 2016, I ran my second Cantrell Center 5k. I was 75 years old, had recently received a pacemaker and was awaiting word from my orthopedic doctor to have knee replacements. I was going strong for about 2 miles, I saw a steep downgrade and before I could help myself, my face hit the road. I was on the ground but a moment and I heard the comforting words from a male voice asking “are you all right”? All I remember saying was “I’ve got to finish this race”! The gentleman gave me his arm, I hung on and off we went seeking the finish line. On top of many encouraging shouts, applause and my name blurring over the PA system, the finish line was in sight and I had once again completed a 5k. It’s impossible for me to describe the emotion, exuberance and adrenalin that I experienced that morning but I’m looking forward to that same experience over & over again. I’m in fact living a life in lieu of just existing……. Thanks Cantrell Center for your engagement in the world of obesity!"