Doctor runs half marathon with preemie he saved decades ago

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Tyler McDevitt, born at just 24 weeks, is all grown up now and has been preparing for the Empire State Half Marathon.

On Sunday, he took his spot in the field of marathon runners alongside a special partner...the doctor who saved his life, Tom Curran. 

"It's good to be able to do something like this with the man who made it possible," McDevitt said.

24 years ago, McDevitt was born nearly four months early, weighing one pound and 10 ounces.

Doctor Curran nurtured him until the growing baby boy could finally go home. 

His story was featured recently on Extraordinary People and Places of Central New York with Carrie Lazarus.

Decades later, the men are on a new mission together.

In a bazillion years, I didn't think I'd see this day coming, but I feel very blessed to be a part of it," Dr. Curran added.

The men trained together, planning to run separately in the race, to keep their own safe paces.

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