BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital
ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Some of you may remember me boldly proclaiming that my first marathon would also be my last. But once I had eaten my weight in carbs and was able to walk up and down stairs again, I began to think about my next 26.2 miles. I couldn't ask for a better opportunity than to run for Brigham and Women's Hospital in the 2015 Boston Marathon.
As I've progressed in the Master of Public Health and Physician Associate Program at Yale, I've become so much more aware of the immense challenges facing our health care system. Yet in the midst of such challenges are groups of people working with dedication and compassion to promote the privilege that is health.
To everyone who has helped me get to where I am today, I can't express my gratitude adequately. In a few years, I hope to be among those dedicating their lives to serving others through the promotion of health. But until I pass approximately 239,088 more exams, I'm excited to support Brigham and Women's Hospital in their efforts by using my (very tired) legs. Running is when I feel strongest, most empowered, and most at peace with the world. If not for the amazing access to and provision of healthcare with which I've been blessed, that wouldn't be possible.
After I contracted malaria, training for my first marathon was so critical in my physical and mental recovery. In a few months, I'll run again with hope that I can help others in their personal recoveries at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Thank you so much for any and all support you're able to offer, whether it is through donations, prayers, good thoughts, or accompaniment on a run. XOXO!
About Brigham and Women's Marathon Team:
"A proud partner with the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is excited to present two exceptional Boston Marathon teams this year: our core BWH Marathon Team, which supports life-giving breakthroughs across all disciplines and disease areas at the hospital; and the Stepping Strong Marathon Team, initiated by a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, which fuels innovative research and clinical programs in trauma healing and limb reconstruction at BWH. Since 1998, our BWH Marathon Team has raised more than $6.6 million to support world-class patient-centered care, groundbreaking research, community programs, and education for the next generation of healthcare leaders. Thank you for supporting this transformational work."