When Matthias Vescelus crossed the finish line of the Reebok Spartan Race in Indiana, there weren’t many dry eyes in the house. Young Matthias, just four years old, had completed a difficult course with the challenge Spartan set forth, but for the child who had survived cancer, a cancer that took his eyes and his sight, it was just another example of how he overcomes all his personal obstacles. The ambassador for St. Baldricks’s took on the race after he heard his father and older brother did the Spartan Race the year before. Not quite old enough at the time, he and his family spent the year getting prepared for his chance to take on the Spartan Kid’s Race.

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