14 Jul '17, 6pm

Need inspiration? Watch this runner defy ALS and finish his first 5K:

Need inspiration? Watch this runner defy ALS and finish his first 5K:

As his case has progressed, Fontana has lost most of his upper-body strength. When he tried running, his arms flapped, interfering with the natural rotation of his torso. But the Warrenville, Illinois, resident was determined to finish the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s Strike Out ALS 5K to raise funds and awareness for the condition that affects him. (Here’s the fundraising page for Kip’s Crew.) So he engineered a device to support his arms. He looped an orange piece of exercise tubing behind his neck and around each of his arms, securing the ends around big black sweatbands with carabiner clips. Kip Fontana celebrates finishing his first 5K with daughter Kara and his wife, Laura. Jean Lachat When his neurologist expressed concern that the band dug into his spinal cord, Fontana remembered the horse-collar cushion inside the neck of his high school football uniform. He bought...

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