Lemery was among the recipients who lined up in the gym to say a few words to the dancers and the families packing the stands at the end of the marathon Saturday night.
The thanks were as profuse as the tears.
Then the grand total was announced. The marathon was over and the dancers melted into each other's arms.
"Physically I'm exhausted. Emotionally I'm exhausted," Weller said. "But I've never been as happy in my life."
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