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07/09/2015 01:51 EDT | Updated 07/09/2015 01:59 EDT

'Run Like Myles' Video Shows Exactly How Difficult Living With Cystic Fibrosis Is

With more than 3,000 torchbearers taking part in the lead up to the Pan Am Games (which start Friday, July 10 in Toronto), there's bound to be a story or two that pulls at the heartstrings. And this is one, involving a 17-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis from birth — and who received a double lung transplant last year.

On Friday morning, he'll be one of the last torchbearers for the Pan Am Games, running a 200-metre stretch outside of Sick Kids Hospital, where he received much of his treatment.

To honour the occasion, Sick Kids put together a video that showcased just how hard it is to run what seems to be a short distance when you're suffering from the kind of illness Lynch deals with on a daily basis. And the result? Let's just say, it just means we'll be cheering him on harder than ever when he gets through it.


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