Waukesha man with MS runs in Boston Marathon

Posted at 10:15 PM, Apr 20, 2016

WAUKESHA- A Waukesha man diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis reached his ultimate goal. 

"When I cross the line I think of the day that I was in the hospital bed and that's really what motivates me," said Tony Marquez.

20 years ago Marquez woke up in the night and half his body was paralyzed.

"When you're put in that predicament your life comes to an end.  Basically, you don't know if you're going to walk or talk or use your hands and at that point I made a promise.  I made a promise to myself that if I could use my legs again I would one day run a marathon."

Marquez has ran eight. 

"My right leg is slower than my left so that makes it a little bit of a challenge."

The runner believes exercise, nutrition and support from his family got him to Boston, his personal test.

"Because for me running Boston it's a it's a signal to me that says that I have overcome MS," said Marquez.

Marquez owns La Estacion in Waukesha.  With the help of his customers, he raised $5,000 for MS before heading to Boston.