This high school runner disqualified hersef to help her sick competitor mid-race, reminding us there's still good in the world
A Minnesota high school runner knew helping a sick rival cross the finish line would disqualify her but did it anyway, successfully restoring our faith in humanity.
According to KARE 11, eighth grader Gracie Buker fell ill during the race, feeling her chest go tight and legs get heavy. Nearing the end of the race, she continued to fall over again and again. (She would be diagnosed with mononucleosis once she got to the hospital).
“I knew she wasn’t going to get to the finish line by herself and I knew that she needed somebody and nobody else was there for her,” Blomgren told KARE 11.
“I don’t remember what place I was in the section meet last year. I don’t remember what place I was in the section meet the year before that. But I know I’m going to remember this,” she said.
Thanks for making our hearts feel a little fuller, Liana!