BK woman crosses finish line in wheelchair

A Manhattan Beach woman says she wants everyone to know they can pursue their dreams no matter what obstacles they face in life.



Cheri Srour was diagnosed with an auto-immune neurological disorder as a teenager.



However, that didn't stop the 27-year-old from crossing the finish line of the Disney Princess Marathon in Florida in her wheelchair last weekend.



Srour's brother-in-law Solly Elmann pushed her 13.1 miles during the race and right at the end she pushed herself across the finish line.



She says the race is an example of how we can all think outside the box and not let what seems like a setback hold us back from what we want to do.



She decided to use her journey to help others, starting the #becauseican movement.



Srour's team of some 300 runners raised $1,000,000 for SBH, which stands for Sephardic Bikur Holim, a nonprofit organization that helps people in need.


sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."