Los Angeles runner Greg Cohen Battles Rare Autoimmune Disease while tackling Walt Disney World Marathon B-Roll and Soundbites

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– In 2017, Greg Cohen, a fitness trainer who had always led an active lifestyle, unexpectedly began experiencing numbness and pain in his hands and limbs, the result of a rare and incurable autoimmune disease called scleroderma. But Cohen of Los Angeles didn’t let that stop him from tackling the Walt Disney World Marathon on Sunday.

It was quite a feat for Cohen, 40, who still grapples with the disease, which afflicts roughly 10 percent of men. The disease has one of the highest fatality rates of autoimmune diseases and causes pain,