I am excited to combine my passion for running and pediatric nursing into one as I embark on my Boston Marathon journey as a member of the Miles for Miracles Team. As a runner on the Miles for Miracles Team, 100% of the donations raised go directly to the Primary Care Clinic at Boston Children's Hospital.
My patient partner is Stella and she is now a thriving four year old twin thanks to the care she received at Boston Children's Hospital. At around 13 months of age, her parents noticed she wasn't moving her legs normally and sensed something was wrong with her development. She was taken to her pediatrican's office and to the emergency room. It wasn't until a physician at Boston Children's Hospital took the time to listen the family's concerns and ordered the tests that eventually saved her life. She had a neuroblastoma on her spine that was the cause of her symptoms. Within hours she began the life saving chemotherapy treatment. It was a marathon of a journey but Stella crossed the finish line cancer free!
Just this year, Stella was faced with another obstacle to overcome. She underwent heart surgery but came out Stella Strong.
Please join me in helping to change the future of health for every child here at Boston Children's Hospital by donating today!