Moon Fest Participant Finishes Race with Lima Memorial

Moon Fest Participant Finishes Race with Lima Memorial

posted on: 8/3/2017 10:01:37 AM

Mark Dishon, a Race to the Moon participant, never dreamt that his race to the finish line would end up at Lima Memorial Health System. The 54-year old Bucyrus resident experienced a severe cardiac event close to the finish line. “Mark turned to me while walking and said that he wasn’t going to make it,” his wife, Marcia recalls.

Moon Fest Participant in a hospital bed

Thanks to the quick action of first responders, Mark arrived at Lima Memorial where an expert heart team was waiting. Following open-heart surgery and a week’s hospital stay, Mark and Marcia were able to return home yesterday afternoon but not before he crossed the ceremonial finish line. Run to the Moon officials visited Lima Memorial to award Mark with a medal and bib #1. This is well deserved recognition since Mark is among the few who survive a “widow maker” cardiac event, especially when it occurs away from a medical facility.

The Dishons expressed much heart-felt gratitude for the care Mark received at Lima Memorial. “Everyone from the nurses to the [environmental services team] is just super friendly,” Mark shared. He now encourages everyone to see their doctor and learn more about their heart health.

For more information about the Lima Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute, click here.

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