Thank you for taking the time to visit my personal fundraising page for Boston Children's Hospital.
Running in the Boston Marathon has always been on my bucket list. In 2018, I was able to run a qualifying time at the Phoenix, Arizona Marathon. (see picture)
After qualifying, I began to explore ways I could make this once in a lifetime opportunity even more special. That is when I discovered the amazing team at Miles for Miracles.
I've joined the Miles for Miracles team because I believe so strongly in all the amazing things Boston Children's Hospital does for kids.
This partnership is extra special for me and my family. As some of you may know, my middle daughter Annabel Beam was very sick for years. Our research in finding the best possible care for her is what first introduced us to Boston Children's Hospital. We found love, acceptance, care, support, and world class medicine; traveling from Texas to Boston Children's Hospital about 15 times.
It was in Boston that we were introduced to Annabel's doctor, Dr. Samuel Nurko. He is the world expert in pediatric motility disorders, and partnered with us to do everything possible for our daughter.
We are very blessed to say that Annabel was able to find healing. Her story is a miracle of it's own. Annabel's story has been lovingly shared by my wife, Christy, in the book and movie Miracles From Heaven.
So now I am running for Miles for Miracles, to celebrate my Miracle from Heaven!!!!
Funds raised through donations to my page will go directly to a fund established in her honor. The Annabel Fund, A Motility Research and Treatment Discovery Fund, will support Dr. Sam Nurko's most urgent priorities in research, patient care, and physician training.
I have guaranteed $8,000 for Boston Children's Hospital. It is my goal that we raise at least $20,000. All donations above $250 are tax deductible.
There is no way I can repay Dr. Nurko and Boston Children's Hospital for what they did for my family and my daughter during such a challenging time in our life. I have used Anna's struggle to motivate me during all the long hours of training, and I am excited that through the Miles for Miracles program, we will be able to give something back to the hospital that means so much to us.
Thank you for caring, thank you for your time, and thank you for your donations!
Kevin Beam, D.V.M.