The members of Team Reeve are a constant source of pride and admiration for us here at the Reeve Foundation. This week, we are especially proud of Lee Spiegel
, who will participate in the Ironman Triathalon in Madison, Wisconsin this Sunday. I know a little bit about this competition, because my sister in law trained for and completed it last year. This is no easy feat. We're talking running an entire 26.2 mile marathon AFTER swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112 miles. Lee is competing in honor of the Cory Greenbaum, 15-year-old from New Rochelle, NY who was spinal cord injured in a car accident while visiting South Africa.
Cory's mother Heidi said, "People all the time say: What can I do? This is what Lee can do. It's amazing." The 51-year-old Spiegel were next-door neighbors of the Greenbaums and have shared a close friendship for 18 years.
Looking to compete for a cause and at the urging of Heidi, Spiegel contacted Team Reeve. Thus far, Lee has raised $22,500
and is our No. 1 All-Star.
"I want to finish and finish strong," Spiegel said of the Ironman, his second ever. "That I'm doing it in honor of Cory will make it much more meaningful in a number of ways."
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