Running His Way Through Cancer

Diagnosed with a rare form of the disease, New York City police officer Johnny Lawrence is battling it stride for stride.

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Johnny Lawrence stares down cancer from his hospital bed. Courtesy of the subject
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    Lawrence and his wife.Courtesy of the subject
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    A year after his cancer diagnosis, Lawrence took up running to stay strong.Courtesy of the subject
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    Courtesy of the subject

    Small Bowel Cancer Statistics: National Cancer Institute. (2020.) “Cancer Stat Facts: Small Intestine Cancer.”

    Sarah Ellis

    Sarah Ellis


    Sarah Ellis is a wellness and culture writer who covers everything from contraceptive access to chronic health conditions to fitness trends. She is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and currently resides in NYC. She has written for Elite Daily, Greatist, mindbodygreen and others. When she’s not writing, Sarah loves distance running, vegan food, and getting the most out of her library card.