From childhood cancer to competing in Spartan

posted by Monica Lowe - 

The day we learned our son had cancer was the day our world came to a stop. I remember clearly the doctor at UC Davis, telling us Denver's spinal tap had come back positive for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia .

He seemed pale in color, but he played, slept and ate like he always did. Still, a checkup and blood test showed he was anemic. We raced him to the hospital for further testing. This was 1993 and after 3 1/2 years of Chemo Therapy, spinal taps, blood transfusions and hospitalizations, Denver was in recovery and full remission.

Fast forward to 2018, Denver is a competitor in Spartan races. His next race, is the Spartan World Championship in North Lake Tahoe, Sept. 28th-29th and then again at the Sacramento Super and Sprint race at Van Vleck Ranch, Rancho Murrietta Nov. 3-4

Denver and his wife Kaitlin compete and train regularly at 24 Hour Fitness. Denver has come a long way. We all have, and I'm thankful he can tell his story and inspire others. His dad, myself and his sister Danielle, couldn't be prouder of him and his accomplishments and we will be there to cheer them on! Ahhroo!

See Denver's story below.

To learn more and to sign up for a Spartan race near you go to www.24hourfitness.com/spartan use promo code 24life for discounts.


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