ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- The 118th Boston Marathon is scheduled for April 21, and one Minnesota woman plans to be there, despite her recent terminal cancer diagnosis.
Last year, Elinor Scott, 50, was less than a mile away from the finish line when the two bombs went off. Of course, she never got to finish the race because of the mayhem and tragedy that occurred.
And now she's refusing to allow her own personal tragedy to keep her from accomplishing her dream of finishing the Boston Marathon.
Last month, Elinor was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. According to cancer.org, people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in this advanced stage have only a one per cent survival rate that they will be alive in five years.
"They tell you what they're going to tell you about stage IV cancer. They don't really offer you any promises," Scott said. "Right now I'm just very focused on seeing what kind of life, any life, I can have on the other side of this journey. Because I just want to live."
Scott is the mother of four children.
"I'm very proud of my mom through everything she's been through, everything she's overcome," said her daughter, Martha.