PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) _ A Pittsburg woman who survived a rare, malignant type of brain tumor is training to run a marathon to support military veterans.
Kimberly Harris lived in St. Louis in 2005 when the tumor was discovered. After surgery, chemo, radiation and intensive care, she and her husband and two children moved to Oklahoma. The family has lived in Pittsburg since 2009, where Kimberly and her husband work at Pittsburg State University.
This fall, to celebrate her 40th birthday, Harris will run the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C.
She is dedicating money she raises to the Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. armed forces and their families.
Harris says she wants to honor those whose illnesses are caused by war.