Pirates fan defies odds, wins dream trip

Jon Gracey is living with an expiration date.

Diagnosed with third-stage multiple myeloma — an incurable cancer of the plasma cells — in early 2007, Gracey was given 15 months to live.

The disease has slowed him, but the expiration date hasn’t run out yet. Gracey passed the five-year mark in January.
Gracey, 49, is a Pirates lifer. A Pirates magnet is centered on the back of his black Dodge Durango. He knows the team like the back of his hand.

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