John Valchine was diagnosed with phase four kidney failure due to Polycystic Kidney Disease and awaited a kidney transplant. After the success of the SJ5K, Mr Valchine was able to receive his kidney transplant and is now improving on a daily basis.
Joanne Savage lost her husband to stage 4 cancer in 2011. Going forward, she struggled to support her three kids as she battled cancer herself. The 2012 SJ5K helped her to continue her brave fight against cancer.
Rick Cigile was put into a wheelchair as a quadriplegic after being overthrown by waves during a vacation in Florida in 2011. The SJ5K helped him work to walk unassisted.