BENEFITING: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
ORGANIZER: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
My wife, Romaine, and I are running the 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon for our son Ryker! He was an emergency c-section due to mom's sudden onset pre-eclampsia and born at 37 weeks on July 1st, 2016 with RDS and pneumonia. Five hours after birth he was lifeflighted to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Our new little family spent our first 13 days together in the hospital, with Romaine and I sleeping, eating, and breathing the NICU life. We fondly look back on our time there as we really got to devote spending time together as a family, given the very difficult circumstances! The nurses, doctors, and staff were a blessing to us! We were given a Ronald McDonald House room for the last 6-13 days, which helped out tremendously also! We were never sent a bill--it was all covered by donation--so we would like to donate back to the hospital that gave our son a healthy new lease on life! Ryker is now a growing, thriving four-month-old with a big personality! You'd never know by looking at him that he's a NICU graduate!
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation is proud to be an official charity for the 2017 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Runners participating in the full, half, relay, 5K, kids marathon or pup walk can run for a reason by joining Team Children's and raising funds to help patients and families at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
To learn more about the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, please visit:givetochildrens.org and learn how YOUR support makes a difference each and every day to our patients and families.
For more information or questions regarding Team Children's, please contact Bethany Sunseri at 412-692-3941 or email@example.com