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YAA Q&A: Melia Bernal ’17, ’23 MSN/MPH knows life is a marathon, not a sprint

A year ago, Melia Bernal ’17, ’23 MSN/MPH underwent a life-saving liver transplant. During treatment, she focused on staying positive while her body healed. Once recovered, she decided to celebrate. For Bernal, that meant celebrating her physical and mental strength by running her first marathon — which just so happened to be the New York City Marathon, one of the largest running events in the world.

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