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Young Man with Cerebral Palsy Finishes Half Marathon with Brother and Father

By Gal Cohen

Among the tens of thousands running in the Tel-Aviv marathon on Friday, was the Lin family. Ronen, Dekel, and Eshed Lin, a father and his two sons, began preparing for the run months ago, with early morning training in the fields of Ramot Menashe, not far from their home on Kibbutz Mishmar Haemek. They did this in order to run in the half marathon, which is 21 km.

Dekel, 21, was born with cerebral palsy. “You cannot understand what the family went through when he was born, what is defined special needs,” said the mother, Ofra. “You need to get used to it, you need to think differently. You’re like a child learning to walk.”

“You learn to enjoy what you have, what you can,” Dekle’s brother, Eshed, said. “You also learn to appreciate other people, appreciate what they are coping with, their daily difficulties.” Eshed, came up with the idea to run as a family two years ago, and got the others on board. With the help of other people along the way and with the “House of Wheels” organization, which helps people with physical disabilities, they succeeded in achieving their dream.

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