Blauvelt man finished NYC Marathon 22 months after fighting for life from rare autoimmune disease

Tim Ehardt may have finished the New York City marathon, but 22 months ago he was fighting for his life after being diagnosed with Guillain Barre syndrome.

News 12 Staff

Nov 9, 2021, 1:55 AM

Updated 930 days ago

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A Blauvelt man is celebrating an improbable victory one day after doing what many would think is impossible.
Tim Ehardt may have finished the New York City Marathon, but 22 months ago he was fighting for his life after being diagnosed with Guillain Barre syndrome.
It's a rare autoimmune disease that attacks the nervous system. It left him temporarily bedridden, unable to walk and talk.
After months of recovery and rehabilitation, Ehardt was running. He said a marathon was his ultimate goal.
He credits his outlook on life for helping him recover from the debilitating disease.
"To me it's to always be positive, never take anything for granted. Life can change in a split second," he says.


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