Please support Kip and Michelle in the 2019 Boston Marathon!
We are proud to run for Boston Children’s Hospital on the Miles for Miracles team in honor of Claire “Joni” Brennan. Kip has run on the team for Joni for over 10 years. Joni and her family are very special to us. We believe so strongly in all the amazing things Boston Children's Hospital does for kids. The money we raise will go directly to provide non-medical support to families with children affected by heart disease (the same fund as Joni’s family’s Feel the Beat Foundation does for the hospital). With every dollar that is donated to our run, we can continue to let Joni’s light shine on by giving back what she gave everyone she met - love, hope and happiness.
Here is Joni’s amazing story:
When Joni was 5 years old, she suffered from a heart attack and was immediately placed on life support. Her family was told that she may not wake up. If she did, Joni would need a heart transplant, which could take months of waiting, if not years. The family prayed day in and day out by Joni’s side, until miraculously she flicked her hand and she showed the medical staff that she was still there and there was hope that she would get better. Merely a week later, on New Year’s Eve, she was given a new heart and a second chance at life.
After her transplant, Joni was given 10 years to live but she defeated all odds by bringing love, hope, and endless laughter to all of those around her for the next 19 years.
The money we raise will go directly to provide non-medical support to families with children affected by heart disease. When caring for a child who is chronically ill or in medical crisis, families often encounter unexpected expenses and suffer reduced income, on top of medical expenses that can cause undue stress.
With your support, we can fulfill Feel the Beat’s mission for Boston Childrens Hospital to ensure that Joni’s light will continue to shine by helping what mattered to her most: Family.