Your Sunday reading today should have a familiar feeling.
Jessica Eliason ran her first marathon last June.
Make that two. The 31-year-old will run in Monday’s Boston Marathon. This time, the race comes with a higher calling.
She won’t run the 26-plus miles to add to her list of accomplishments. Instead, she’ll run for Larry, her 2 1/2-year-old son.
Larry has Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disabilities and the most common single-gene cause of autism.
The goals of Jessica and husband Jeff are twofold: to raise awareness about the disorder and to raise money for a cure.