Woman Runs Boston Marathon For Gym That Helped Her Get Sober


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