Team Peri, based in West Hempstead, N.Y., trains daily for the January Miami Marathon/Half Marathon for the children of Chai Lifeline.
Doctors told Peri, 16, who has muscular dystrophy, that she would never walk. To date, Team Peri has raised more than $120,000 the past seven years racing for Team Lifeline, a project of Chai Lifeline. In January Peri walked more than 1,000 steps, a journey that was filmed by Lifetime Fitness. For information, go to www.teamlifeline.org.