If you know me, you know I am not one to post much on social media, but here I am sharing a post that I hope will help me do a lot of good for a lot of children. As many of you know, our son, Paul, was born with a chronic medical condition that led to him needing 9 surgeries, including a life-saving kidney transplant. Having a child who needs intensive medical care means that we have grown accustomed to emergency room visits, hospital admissions, and countless appointments with his doctors. We have learned the importance of having the best care and placing our son's life in the hands of people we can trust to help us make the best decisions for him. We have sent him into the operating room feeling terrified but knowing we couldn't ask for a better medical team.
We recently brought Paul to Boston Children's Hospital to be seen by a team of medical professionals, from ultrasound technicians to nurses to doctors, and we were truly amazed by everyone who cared for our son. They treated him with respect and dignity and helped him understand what was happening every step of the way. They treated us, his parents, with respect and understanding. They were professional, experienced, and compassionate. After ten years of being a parent to a child with serious medical challenges, I know we couldn't ask for more.
Another thing my friends and family (and even acquaintances) know about me is that I love to run. I have been running since I was 13 years old, and it has become not only a form of exercise, but also something that is mentally therapeutic and a way to continuously challenge myself physically. It has long been a dream of mine to run the New York Marathon. I'm excited to realize that dream this November. I've joined the Miles for Miracles team because I am passionate about helping kids at Boston Children’s Hospital find lifesaving care, and give families hope.
Will you help me reach my fundraising goal with a donation today? Every dollar I raise funds breakthrough research, family supports, and vital services not covered by insurance through the hospital’s Every Child Fund. Please support my fundraising—and the children and families at Boston Children’s and beyond.