Running with heart: Winner couple establish half marathon in honor of son who died of rare heart defect
Event raises money for research at University of Michigan's world-class neonatal hospital
WINNER – Misti and Luke Lapsley were on a plane ride home from Ann Arbor, Michigan in August 2021.
Just days before, they had lost their first child, Lennox, to a rare heart condition.
“I looked at my husband and told him that day, we are both going to need to get a year membership to the gym. We are going to need to relieve some stress in healthy ways,” Misti told The Dakota Scout.
Lennox was just over a month old when he passed away at the University of Michigan hospital due to complications from a congenital heart defect- which required open heart surgery as soon as he was born.
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