Blind Woman Completes 26-Mile Marathon

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Two brain surgeries and partial blindness didn't stop Kathleen Boyle Wrigley from proving to the world she can run again.

The 40-year-old completed a Philadelphia marathon on Oct. 21 not only for herself, but also in honor of her late brother, Officer Danny Boyle.

She chose to race in the city where he was killed in the line of duty.

"This coming February will be 20 years since Danny was taken from us," she said. "And I am excited to bring him home to Philadelphia."

Wrigley hadn't run a race since she went blind after two aneurysm surgeries. Sunday, she ran with a guide and proudly wore her brother's police badge.

"My physical strength has finally caught up with my inner strength, and I am so excited to run the streets of Philly," Wrigley said. "I remember my daughter asking me and she said 'I keep praying your sight will come back and you will be a normal mom', and I said, 'I have to buck up.'"

Wrigley's kids made signs to cheer their mom on along the more than 26 mile run.

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