Man Living With Myeloma Runs 1,200 Miles Across North Carolina - 2 | Transcript | Multiple Myeloma | Patient Power


Man Living With Myeloma Runs 1,200 Miles Across North Carolina

Kenny Capps:

Sure. 

Andrew Schorr:

…is that it gives us a new perspective on life and helps us appreciate things. 

Kenny Capps:

Sure, absolutely.  There's nothing more confidence?building than saying that you went farther than you went the day before or you moved faster or you did it better.  You felt better when you did the same. 

Andrew Schorr:

So what were you thinking about with every footstep, 1,200 miles?  What had you—because you had to be tired.

Kenny Capps:

Sure. 

Andrew Schorr:

There had to be obstacles, days you just didn't feeling like doing it.  What had you keep going?  

Kenny Capps:

Well, although I'm a very results?driven kind of person I see that there's was an end goal, and so regardless of the fact that it was several days away as opposed to minutes or hours away, I knew I had a goal.  And I could break that down.  I could compartmentalize that to little things.  So honestly, it was just more of my way of living in the moment.  It's being present every single day for that.  And so it changed depending on what it was.  I got to see an amazing part of the state that I grew up in in a way that very people ever get to do. 

Andrew Schorr:

Well, I don't run as far as you do, sometimes three miles with my wife, Esther, but every footstep when I do it, I almost feel it's an affirmation of life. 

Andrew Schorr:

Absolutely. 

Andrew Schorr:

It's an affirmation

Kenny Capps:

Yeah, it's beautiful. 

Andrew Schorr:

So, Kenny Capps, having affirmed himself across 1,200 miles and living with myeloma but living well, Kenny, congratulations on that as an achievement but also your organization.  The name of it again? 

Kenny Capps:

Throwing Bones for a Cure. 

Andrew Schorr:

Okay. 

Kenny Capps:

And it's throwingbones.org if you want to check us out. 

Andrew Schorr:

Okay.  Thank you so much for being with us. 

Kenny Capps:

Yeah. 

Andrew Schorr:

And, as I like to say, knowledge can be the best medicine of all.  

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