Everybody who has worked in the Inuvik Regional Hospital will remember Sue Clarkson, our team leader in Acute Care. In April 2009 Sue was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma. While she's still feeling well, Sue and her friend, Debbie MacDonald, decided to participate in the Nike Woman's Marathon & 1/2 Marathon on Oct 18th in San Francisco as a member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Team In Training to help others with blood cancers.
Her training went very well and Sue running became a familiar sight in Inuvik.
"With one month left before the marathon, I realized a valuable lesson . I have been training consistently and enjoying all of the hard work and gains...until I developed a stress fracture in my right leg 3 weeks ago. As a result, I have had to let go of my personal goal to complete the marathon in 4 and a half hours. I initially was very disappointed, but have since got over myself. I reflected on the reason that I wanted to do the marathon in the beginning - to raise money and awareness for this cancer I have and the many others that do not have an option to run a marathon. I am grateful that I can participate and will complete the full marathon in just the right amount of time. "
We're sure that Sue will finish gracefully! You can support Sue by going to her website