I'm fundraising for Boston Children's Hospital because I believe so strongly in all the good things Boston Children's Hospital does to help children. Its patient care programs are unusually sensitive to what sick and injured children and their families truly need. Its researchers regularly make amazing discoveries that change and save children's lives. It welcomes children whose families can't afford health care-more than any other hospital in Massachusetts. It makes a point of reaching out to local communities to help low-income and at-risk children. And it really understands the importance of training the next generation of top pediatricians and nurses.
I also have some very personal reasons for wanting to run the Boston Marathon on this team....first, I do not have any children of my own and wanted to give back to the children at Boston Children's Hospital as my way of filling that void...secondly, I was also a patient at Boston Children's Hospital as a child when I needed to be fitted for a back brace to treat my severe case of Scoliosis. My parents put their trust into the hands of Dr. Riseborough, and subsequently, Dr. Micheli, the head of Sports Medicine (several years later when I had become an adult), who assured me I didn't need back surgery after I had been told by another surgeon that I had no other options. Children's Hospital has made such a significant difference in my life, and I would now like to take this opportunity to give back by fundraising for this amazing hospital and its patients...lastly, my dream has always been to run the Boston Marathon, and to be able to achieve that dream andhelp children at the same time is a phenomenal opportunity for me, so I thank you for reading my story, and for your generous donation to Boston Children's Hospital, and your support of me and my dream!