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Larry Eliason cuddles with his mother Jessica after waking from his afternoon nap. Jessica and her husband Jeff have formed the Larry's Legends Foundation to raise money for a cure for Fragile X Syndrome, a gentic disorder that Larry has. John Stennes/Grand Forks Herald

Thompson woman to run in Boston Marathon to fund research on son’s disorder


THOMPSON, N.D. — Jessica Eliason ran her first marathon last June.

“It was a bucket-list thing,” she said. “I just wanted to run one while I was still in half-decent shape.”

Make that two. The 31-year-old will run in Monday’s Boston Marathon. This time, the race comes with a higher calling.

She won’t run the 26-plus miles to add to her list of accomplishments. Instead, she’ll run for Larry, her 2 ½-year-old son.

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