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Brian Boyle

In 2004 a horrific car crash almost claimed Brian Boyle’s life. His heart moved across his chest and all major organs were damaged. When he emerged from a medically-induced coma, doctors predicted he might never walk again, but after multiple surgeries, 36 blood transfusions, 13 plasma treatments and physical therapy, Brian walked. Just three years after leaving ICU, he crossed the finish line at the Hawaii Ironman. He wears the American Red Cross logo when he competes to thank those who donated blood for him, and to show his sincerest appreciation to the blood donors that saved his life. Only a small percentage of people donate blood and Brian wants to change that. He has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, NBC's The Today Show and ESPN. His story has been shared in USA Today, the Washington Post, Runner's World and Muscle and Fitness Magazine.

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