“Twenty-nine years later, Helminski tries not to dwell on the most traumatic moment of her past. But she also doesn’t forget. Every morning, as she takes her service dog, Zoey, out for exercise—sometimes a run, sometimes a walk, sometimes a racewalk and sometimes a combination of the three—in their neighborhood, she sees the sneakers sitting beside her front closet door. ‘They empower me to put one foot in front of the other,” she says. “They empower me to accomplish what I want to accomplish.'” The Unthinkable Kept Her From Racing the NYC Marathon in 1993. Now She’s Back.

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