Ruth Delaney's Fundraiser:

MGH Emergency Response Fund Team

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Ruth Delaney

THE STORY:

             At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, I was a chief resident on the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program that includes Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.  The bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon was an unspeakable tragedy which left 282 people injured and 128 hospitalized, 85 of whom were transported to the shelter of our hospitals.  Within minutes of the explosions, our surgical teams consisting of attendings, surgical residents, nurses, and scrub techs took countless patients to the operating rooms, including 8 who ultimately required amputations.  As a result of their extraordinary efforts, no patient who arrived alive to the hospital lost their life. 

            The hours, days, and weeks following the bombing brought forth the most eye-opening and profound experiences most of us had experienced as physicians and human beings.  We were devastated by the realization that the pellets and nails we pulled from victims in the operating theaters were instruments of malice and terror.  We counseled patients through heart-wrenching decisions to amputate extremities with the hope that they would someday regain the strength to walk and run.  Ultimately, we stood in applause as the last victim left the hospital. 

        Now that an air of normalcy has returned and has allowed us a moment of reflection, many of us are grappling with a reservoir of unaddressed feelings: sadness, fear, confusion...Yet, as surgeons, we strive to transform the legacy of this heinous act to one of goodness and recovery.  We know that the work is not yet done and that there is more that we can do to heal our patients, our fellow practitioners, and our community.

         With this in mind, I will run the 2014 Boston Marathon in honor of those who were injured in 2013 and who have deeply influenced who I am as a surgeon. Patrick, Paul, Rebekah, Erika are always in my thoughts.

     The MGH Emergency Response Fund provides social services for victims and families of disasters, as well as emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness training.

$5,784

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrea Klettner

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Aisling Lynch

    $50

  • Gladys Torres

    $70

  • Simon Fogerty

    $30

  • Nuala Barry

    $50

  • Jane Delaney

    $50

  • Leona

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jenny Ni Mhuircheartaigh

    $50

  • michael prendergast

    $50

  • Maria

    $50

  • Joe Eichinger

    $20

  • Timothy Hartshorn

    $50

  • Robert Boykin

    $25

  • Freehill Family

    $50

  • Michael Baratz

    $50

  • Declan Bowler

    $100

  • Catherine & Stuart Logan

    $50

  • roisin dempsey

    $50

  • Tracy Cox

    $50

  • Nurse Clooney

    $50

  • Mortimer O'Connor

    $50

  • Natalie Casemyr

    $25

  • Patricia, Declan & Evie Burke

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Christine Becker

    $50

  • Chris and Suzanne Rynne

    $100

  • Reg and Mary Shaw

     

  • Norine and Kathy Zwiebel

    $50

  • Eavan Thornton

    $75

  • Nora McDermott

    $70

  • Teresa Callaghan

    $70

  • Michael & Ann Delaney

     

  • Katharine Fleischmann

     

  • Brona & Manu Halligon

    $70

  • Anonymous

    $62

  • TK

    $50

  • Harry E. Rubash, MD and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at MGH

    $300

  • Harry E. Rubash, MD and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at MGH

    $300

  • Damien and Lorna

    $50

  • Randy Cohn

    $50

  • Eric Berkson

     

  • The Whitley family

    $200

  • Deirdre Rynne

    $75

  • Amun Makani

     

  • Gladys

    $20

  • William Kitchens

    $50

  • Aimee and Cory

    $100

  • Bill Bragg

    $50

  • Julia & Kate

    $150

  • Mark and Kim

    $25

  • Shaunagh McDermott

     

  • Ross Leopold

    $50

  • Williston Park Zwiebel Cousins

    $50

  • Lucy Duffy

    $50

  • Yana, Daniel, Reuben, and Samuel Guss

    $100

  • Nuala Conroy

    $100

  • Brendan Crowley

    $50

  • Oliver O'Mahony

    $250

  • Mirian Barrientos

    $20

  • maureen fleming

    $100

  • Aaron G

    $50

  • Laura Forde

    $100

  • Andy & his girls .

    $100

  • Conor

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Haren & Michael Zwiebel

    $30

  • Deirdre Conroy

    $50

  • Paul & Suzanne Kelly

    $50

  • Liam Delaney

    $60

  • Maria Alupay McGravey

    $50

  • Anonymous Donor

    $392

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116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $319,512 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Helm

Amount Raised:

$22,700

 

227% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc Yelle

Amount Raised:

$15,532

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Sarno

Amount Raised:

$15,052

 

301% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle and Jenny Pirro

Amount Raised:

$13,768

 

138% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Jackson

Amount Raised:

$12,637

 

158% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Sweeney

Amount Raised:

$11,900

 

159% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

JOANNE POMODORO

Amount Raised:

$11,541

Fundraiser Title

Dee Dee Chen

Amount Raised:

$11,325

 

151% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous Donor

Anonymous Donor

DONATION: $392

1 year ago

Maria Alupay McGravey

Maria Alupay McGravey

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Liam Delaney

Liam Delaney

DONATION: $60

1 year ago

Paul & Suzanne Kelly

Paul & Suzanne Kelly

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Deirdre Conroy

Deirdre Conroy

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Ruth!! 1 year ago

Haren & Michael Zwiebel

Haren & Michael Zwiebel

DONATION: $30

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Conor

Conor

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Andy & his girls .

Andy & his girls .

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Laura Forde

Laura Forde

DONATION: $100

Thank you, Ruth & MGH Emergency Response Team. I wish I could be there to cheer you on. 1 year ago