Jennifer Jacobsen's Fundraiser:

2014 MGH Pedi Hematology and Oncology Team

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Jennifer Jacobsen

THE STORY:

I am so proud to be running my first marathon with the MGH Pedi Hem/Onc Clinic team for my favorite patient, my son Henry. I vividly recall the thought on my mind as I walked into the clinic for the first time. "I don't want to be here!" was screaming on repeat in my head. Someone offered me a hug which I declined because I did not want anything to do with that place.  Henry had just had an ultrasound which showed enlarged kidneys and multiple tumors in his abdomen. We were sent directly to MGH without time to process what was happening. A few short hours later, we were admitted, diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma and Henry was hooked up to tubes that were administering medicines to prepare his body for chemotherapy. It was fast and furious.  I remember seeing a certain doctor sitting at the nurse's station well past 11 making sure that Henry's treatment began as soon as was humanly possible. What he knew, better than I at that time, was the aggressive nature of Henry's cancer and the critical nature of Henry's condition. I don't know what was going on in his world outside of MGH at that time, but I do know that when we walked through the door, we became the most important thing in the world. That is how pediatric cancer treatment should be everywhere.

Henry battled hard all summer with hardly a complaint. I was so proud of the way he faced each day. When I heard that there was a marathon team I decided in an instant that I would run with them. I've never run a complete marathon before and after running a half marathon I was sure I never would. But when you sit next to your child enduring chemotherapy you search for ways to help your child fight. Each training mile I run, I run for him. And when I cross the finish line, it too, will be for him.

$8,172

MONEY RAISED
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  • CustomInk

    $5,000

  • Jess Watson

    $25

  • Sharon Laflamme

     

  • Go Jenny!

    $20

  • Abby Rickard

    $100

  • Acierno Family

     

  • The MacDonald Family

     

  • Lois and Bob

    $30

  • Leslie Jermainne

    $25

  • Bubby and Pop

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ava and Bryn

    $100

  • Rich

    $20

  • The Yalian Family

    $20

  • Steven Grant

    $50

  • The Rogers family

    $52

  • Jake, Max and Samantha Uncle Ben and Aunt Becky

    $100

  • The Torchia Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • John & Maria Musco

    $300

  • Jeanne, Margaret, Frank and Hugh

    $25

  • The Kovolyans

    $50

  • The Dinjian Family

    $50

  • Tess D'Angelo

    $20

  • The Libertine Family

    $50

  • Halloran Realty Group

    $50

  • Biagini Family

    $50

  • Koesterich Family

    $50

  • Grace Saccardo & Family

    $50

  • Uncle Greg and Aunt Debbie

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Joel, Alison and Thomas Bates

    $50

  • The Hoffenberg Family

    $50

  • Dan, Chris and Chloe Miller

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bill Cheung

     

  • Vanessa Aller

    $10

  • Julie Wentworth

    $40

  • The Cooksey Family

    $300

  • The Balewicz Family

    $25

  • Team Greene

    $50

  • Stakhanov/Tijan Family

    $25

  • The Hart Family

    $50

  • Michelle Dyke

    $25

  • Margo Ferullo

    $15

  • Deb & Harry Graff

    $50

  • The Sullivan Family

    $100

  • Judy Lipka

     

  • Chloe Miller

    $25

  • Mrs. Jennifer M. Jacobsen

    $50

  • Marc & Ernest Pallotta Foundation

    $50

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163% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,133,156 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Howard Weinstein

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$83,280

 

98% Raised of $85,000 Goal

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Bryan Rafanelli

Amount Raised:

$61,855

 

619% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Paul Cincotta

Amount Raised:

$27,725

 

92% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Leeds Pierce

Amount Raised:

$23,600

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Kristen Bray

Amount Raised:

$21,392

 

428% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Heather Frahm

Amount Raised:

$19,300

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Nicholas and Christopher Bucci

Amount Raised:

$18,255

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Lindsay Silverman

Amount Raised:

$17,389

 

116% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Marc & Ernest Pallotta Foundation

Marc & Ernest Pallotta Foundation

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Mrs. Jennifer M. Jacobsen

Mrs. Jennifer M. Jacobsen

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Chloe Miller

Chloe Miller

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Judy Lipka

Judy Lipka

1 year ago

The Sullivan Family

The Sullivan Family

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Deb & Harry Graff

Deb & Harry Graff

DONATION: $50

You go girl! Henry is always in my prayers..... 1 year ago

Margo Ferullo

Margo Ferullo

DONATION: $15

Go get em, Jennie!! 1 year ago

Michelle Dyke

Michelle Dyke

DONATION: $25

For Henry, with much love from this MGHfC intern! Thank you for running! I'll be thinking of you both tomorrow! 1 year ago

The Hart Family

The Hart Family

DONATION: $50

We will be cheering you on!! Go Jenny! You and your family continue to be such an inspiration!! 1 year ago

Stakhanov/Tijan Family

Stakhanov/Tijan Family

DONATION: $25

1 year ago