This spring I’m running the Boston Marathon to raise money for Spaulding Rehab, the hospital where my brother Patrick Mahoney spent five months recovering from a traumatic brain injury.
You’re probably thinking: another day on internet, another dude running a race for a good cause. But I hope you can power through that social media fatigue and support my run.
When Pat was first admitted to Spaulding with a severe TBI, I was deeply skeptical of his prospects for recovery. Most everyone on his floor had suffered a near-fatal injury and it seemed counterproductive, even a bit inhumane, to submit them to the torture of physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, art therapy, pet therapy, mental health therapy, and various other select genres of therapy.
But I soon realized that the folks at Spaulding weren’t at skeptical, cynical or at all pessimistic like me. In fact, they were downright bright about Pat recovering successfully from his devastating injury.
After rigorous therapy at Spaulding, Pat came out himself again. He was able to continue graduate school, get married and be an independent adult. All of his family and friends are forever grateful.
I’m running the race as a sort of dedication to the hospital, which is devoted to restoring humanity to the hurt and disregarded. The money raised will support the Spaulding's Annual Fund, which will contribute to the hospital's most pressing needs including: patient care, teaching and research.
And I’m looking for your donations. If you can spare even the smallest dime, please do so. And share my page with your friends! Thank you in advance.
With much love,
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