At 53, Jacqui Kapinowski has an athletic career most would envy. She has competed in 80 marathons, six triathlons, has seven national titles and has been a member of three USA teams.
And she didn’t let her wheelchair slow her down.
“I had bacterial meningitis twice and survived,” said Kapinowski, of Tequesta. “The second time I had it, the priest actually read me my last rites. My dad said that he never thought I’d come out of the hospital alive because I was really sick.”
As a result, she developed a rare neurological disorder known as “Stiff Person Syndrome” and became wheelchair bound in her 30s.
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