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Want to win $250?
If you have partnered with Marathon Health to improve your health, we want to hear from you! From all of the great stories, we pick 10 to publish and promote.
Our 10 winners will each receive $250. 

The next submission deadline is November 30, 2020.


Talyn Schupan & Sons

In June 2018, our 2-year-old daughter, Jobi, had ear tubes put in following continuous hearing difficulties and reoccurring earaches. When she developed yet another ear infection later that year,

Tawnya City of Lewisville

I knew my weight had been unhealthy for years. My body mass index was too high, my body ached, and I felt depressed about the way I looked. When I made my usual New Year’s resolution to lose weight, I knew this time had to be different.

Ollie City of Roanoke

I had been a smoker since I was nineteen years old, but besides some shortness of breath and occasional high blood pressure, I thought I was perfectly healthy.


I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about 15 years ago. I was morbidly obese, struggled to get in and out of my vehicle, and generally felt lethargic.

Marcus Wayne Farms LLC

I have a history of bipolar depression and generalized anxiety disorder. In 2019, I went off my medication for several months and began to feel overwhelmed.

Jaclyn IBEW Local 38 Health & Welfare Fund

I couldn’t use my right arm for most daily activities. Wrist and elbow braces didn’t work and even pouring coffee or using a drill was painful. My orthopedic surgeon was convinced it was carpel tunnel, even after cortisone shots provided no relief.

Laura Chesapeake Public Schools

My family history makes my doctor cringe. Diabetes and heart disease affect many of my family members. My mother died before age 70 and my father passed before age 60. I want to be alive to see my grandchildren grow up and have children of their own.

Daniel Fauquier County

I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 13 years ago and had tried to achieve a healthier weight ever since. I was embarrassed by my lifestyle and saw my family struggle with health issues of their own.

Steven Aflac

After struggling with lifelong hypertension, I visited Wendy Wall, NP, at the Aflac Care Center. She quickly figured out the correct medication to manage my blood pressure and began a dependable patient/provider connection that would prove pivotal in the coming years.

Shannon Kwik Trip

In early 2017, a biometric screening at the Kwik Trip Center for Health in La Crosse, Wisconsin revealed I had metabolic syndrome and was at risk of developing prediabetes.