Running for Gwen

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When Yasir Salem met Gweneviere Mann, he knew he had found his person. They cherished their lives together and loved...

When Yasir Salem met Gweneviere Mann, he knew he had found his person. They cherished their lives together and loved going on adventures. Then, in 2008, Gwen was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, which doctors had no other choice but to operate on. While they were able to remove it successfully, Gwen experienced severe memory loss. Yasir stuck by her side throughout her recovery process until, 10 years later, Gwen was tragically struck by cancer once more, and it ended up taking her life.

Yasir has spent his every waking moment since then not only becoming an advocate for changes in the healthcare system, but also going to incredible lengths to honor Gwen’s memory, including attempting to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 weeks.

Listen to the inspiring interview on the True Stories of Good People podcast, a GoFundMe Heroes production.