REPORT: Decorated American runner dies at 32 after battle with cancer [PHOTOS]

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BY TEAM DML / JUNE 12, 2019 /

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The husband of decorated American long-distance runner Gabriele Grunewald announced on Instagram Tuesday evening that his wife had passed away at age 32, ending her long-fought battle with cancer since she was first diagnosed a decade ago.

“At 7:52 I said “I can’t wait until I get to see you again” to my hero, my best friend, my inspiration, my wife. @gigrunewald,” Justin Grunewald wrote in an emotional post alongside a picture of him and his wife running together.

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“I always felt like the Robin to your Batman and I know I will never be able to fill this gaping hole in my heart or fill the shoes you have left behind,” he continued. The 32-year-old athlete known as “Gabe” was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands, in 2009.

 

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At 7:52 I said “I can’t wait until I get to see you again” to my hero, my best friend, my inspiration, my wife. @gigrunewald I always felt like the Robin to your Batman and I know I will never be able to fill this gaping hole in my heart or fill the shoes you have left behind. Your family loves you dearly as do your friends. When @chipgaines made the final push in his #chipinchallenge I could feel your happiness building and could also see that this made you ready to head up to heaven. Chip thanks for helping her to go up so peacefully with no suffering. To everyone else from all ends of the earth, Gabriele heard your messages and was so deeply moved. She wants you to stay brave and keep all the hope in the world. Thanks for helping keep her brave in her time of need 😪🙏🏻 #keeprunningonhope #bravelikegabe 📸 @pixelcrave 📷 @kohjiro_kinno

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On Monday, he had written: ““There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle, the other as though everything is a miracle.”
@gigrunewald chose the latter.
We got her home to our comfy couch and she is resting peacefully and breathing easy surrounded by her best friends and family.”

A post from Friday, along with a photo from happier times, reads, “After narrowly escaping the ICU we found ourselves being rushed back the evening of 6/4 due to septic shock. For the medically inclined (MAPs in the 50s on 3 pressors, blood glucose <5, lactate 15 again after normalizing). Prior to the transfer @gigrunewald told me she was ready to go to heaven. This time it was me asking her to wait a bit longer and she agreed.”

 

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***read whole post again update*** After narrowly escaping the ICU we found ourselves being rushed back the evening of 6/4 due to septic shock. For the medically inclined (MAPs in the 50s on 3 pressors, blood glucose <5, lactate 15 again after normalizing). Prior to the transfer @gigrunewald told me she was ready to go to heaven. This time it was me asking her to wait a bit longer and she agreed. After countless liters of fluid, 3 pressors, and a change in antibiotics she stabilized only to have her respiratory status deteriorate. The next day requiring maximal respiratory support she had 1.3 liters of fluid drained off her left lung with no bleeding complications (platelets 11k INR 4). Her oxygen was weaned to nasal cannula and she was also much more comfortable! Today 6/7, she took her first dose of ATRA (All-trans retinoic acid). A drug with minimal side effects. A recent study through @danafarber showed a large benefit in ACC based on zebra fish 🦓🐠(link in profile). She will be the first ACC patient I am aware of trying this drug. A clinical trial will be opening at DF for this in around 6-7 weeks. We are accepting all prayers that ATRA is another miracle for us. We have already had our share but would love one more! She is approaching this as pictured above, just like another interval on the track or bike ride during a tempo run to support me. #bravelikegabe #nottoday #runningonhope

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Every best day I’ve had for the past 10+ years of my life only has one thing in common. @gigrunewald 💙💙💙

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1 Comment

  1. J June 12th, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    😪😪😪😪 God, bless her husband and family with peace and comfort.

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