T-Ride Library: Delgado’s “My Race for Life,” Talk/Signing 12/14!

T-Ride Library: Delgado’s “My Race for Life,” Talk/Signing 12/14!

Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library hosting author/athlete/doctor Alison Delgado for a talk and book-signing for her “My Race for Life: Finding New Strength After Tragedy.” The event takes place 12/14, 5:30 p.m.

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Come to a book talk and signing to listen to Alison Delgado’s inspiring story of survival, medical miracles, perseverance, and finally… thriving.

Alison Bedingfield Delgado had a conventional upbringing in a suburb of Greater Cincinnati. From an early age, she excelled in academics and athletics, graduating class valedictorian from Colerain High School, where she was a member of the four-time state champion cross country team.

Dr. Alison Delgado

In her first-time entry into the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon in 2005, the unknown 22-year-old placed first in the women’s division. Then, in 2010, as a newlywed and second-year pediatric resident at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Alison was hit by a car while cycling on a suburban road. Her husband, an emergency helicopter physician at University Hospital, was dispatched to treat an unidentified traffic victim and bring her back to University of Cincinnati Medical Center only to discover the patient was his wife.

Alison had suffered a traumatic brain injury and developed aneurysms that required surgery and intensive rehabilitation therapy. With patience and exceptional determination, the young physician completed her medical training. She resumed running and, while placing fourth in the 2012 Flying Pig, bested her own time from 2005. She went on to compete in the Boston Marathon.

A couple of years later, Ali’s husband Tim transitioned to become her wife, Taylor. Another major event in the life of the family that the couple managed to embrace with grace, love, and perseverance.

Dr. Allison Delgado is currently a practicing pediatrician in Park City, Utah.

She hopes that her story will be an inspiration for others who face seemingly impossible odds.

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