Skip to comments.Gabriele Grunewald, Pro Runner Who Raced Through Treatment for Rare Cancer, Dies at 32
Posted on 06/12/2019 6:10:40 AM PDT by SMGFan
Gabriele Grunewald, who was once one of the countrys best middle-distance runners and inspired legions of fans with her courageous, public fight against a rare form of cancer, died on June 11 in Minneapolis. She was 32. The news was shared by her husband, Justin Grunewald, in a post to Instagram.
She raced and ran as long as she could, including making an emotional tour of the pro track circuit in 2017 that left people in awe of her strength, even as she trailed far behind the other elites in those events. She helped found two new races to raise funds and public awareness for research into rare cancers, granted numerous media interviews, and communicated with her more than 72,000 followers on Instagram, providing frequent updates on her condition, almost always with hopeful messages.
Grunewald (née Anderson) was first diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a cancer thats usually found in the salivary glands, in the spring of 2009, when she was a fifth-year senior at the University of Minnesota. She endured surgery and radiation that summer, and applied for an additional year of eligibility from the NCAA, which was granted.
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But watch him claim as such. I will NEVER forget when Kerry claimed that Christopher Reeve would walk, if Kerry were elected President. IIRC, sadly Reeve passed before the election that year. Dems will claim ANYTHING that they think their low-info voters will believe.
Sadly rare cancers will not be cured by Joe Biden.
Unless he lays hands on you and murmurs heal.
.....Answering the question: Which is more important, diet or exercise?
Sad to hear of her passing. :(
“...adenoid cystic carcinoma, a cancer thats usually found in the salivary glands...”
Going through this with my Dad, right now. Surgery will be scheduled as soon as we can get the Surgeon off the Golf Course. ;)
Post-op life expectancy is 5 years, but he’s already 83, so something was bound to get him at this point in time. They’re pretty sure that the cancer traveled from a large spot of skin cancer removed from his face a number of years ago.
Dad was in the Navy and was also an avid sailor all the while I was growing up. He always wore a hat, but I never saw him use sun screen.
Wear your sunscreen, Peeps!
Dad passed away 2 years ago today at 79.
Seems to not have follow ups after what was removed from shoulder . Learned he had Stage 4 all over when he had Easter 2017 stroke.
It’s good to see so much money pour in to “raise awareness”.
I notice they didn’t fund any actual research.
Whoever thought up that phrase should get inducted into the “Useless Marketing Phrases” Hall of Fame.
reminds me of those in the media or entertainment , who donate their time to a worthy cause.
So tragic. Young, healthy with her whole life ahead of her.
Pray that God embraces her soul.
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