Monday, October 7, 2013

Tony Piatek Honors Mother with Chicago Marathon Run

Tony Piatek has run the Chicago Marathon three times before to honor his mother, Mary Jo Piatek, a patient with pulmonary hypertension and scleroderma. But when he runs the race for the fourth time on Oct. 13, it will be his first marathon since Mary Jo lost her battle with PH. Tony, a leader in PHA’s Midwest Chapter, remembers his mother this way:

“She fought so hard each day to battle PH that it makes running 26.2 miles seem like a very simple task. She continues to be my inspiration everyday as I'll always remember how she took on the disease with such resiliency. She was loved and adored by so many as she was ALWAYS in a good mood and brightened everyone's life that she was a part of.”

Tony shares more about his mother’s PH experience and his family’s hope for a cure as he aims to raise $5,000 for PHA through this marathon.

Read the Piatek’s story and help Tony reach his goal

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