South Glens Falls family grateful for help from marathon dancers

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Shane Walsh’s family is grateful for all the support coming from students taking part in the South High Marathon Dance.

Walsh is getting treatment for leukemia and some of the many side effects associated the treatment.

“It’s definitely a great honor to be chosen and to be a part of what this school district does every year,” said Walsh.

The husband and father of triplets was first diagnosed with leukemia more than 20 years ago. He received a bone marrow transplant and was healthy and doing well.

Then two and a half years ago, he wasn’t feeling well and was jaundiced.

Walsh had a second bone marrow transplant, but it didn’t work.

The family has now been spending more time in Boston than South Glens Falls.

Stacy Walsh, Shane’s wife, said they couldn’t do it without the support of the South Glens Falls community.

“The burden it’s taken off of me, ‘cause we’ve maxed out our insurance with co-payments and then just the additional cost of being in Boston,” said Stacy Walsh. “I feel so loved and so supported to be a part of this.”

Unfortunately, Shane Walsh suffered another setback Friday morning and is back in Glens Falls Hospital with a high fever, said his wife, He is getting platelet transfusions.

He’s still hoping to watch the live stream of the dance from his hospital room.

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