By Paula Ebben
Original Source: boston.cbslocal.com
This marathon runner’s story is designed to help others: it’s about one woman’s iron will to overcome addiction.
“I’m excited, I’m nervous, but I’m very stubborn so even if I have to crawl, I will finish this race,” says Kelley Balbi of Ashland.
She’s traveled a hard road to get to her first Boston Marathon.
“I am an alcoholic. I grew up surrounded by addiction.” Balbi says her parents and her brother have all struggled.
“My college partying didn’t stop. I realized within…click here to continue reading