I Thank you for visiting my page. I am very excited but kinda freaking out at the same time that I agreed to sign up for this marathon. Running this race is a tremendous personal goal for me that will fulfill a longstanding g dream of mine. I am I spired by my friend Julie who was the first in our gang to do the race, my amazing Aussie friends Scott and Tim, and Jen Katz who is running this year with me after her prior plans were stymied by hurricane Sandy.
This year I am running to raise money for the American Liver Foundation (ALF). They are an incredible organization providing support and assistance to patients and families living with chronic liver disease. As most of you know I spend my days as a hepatologist treating and curing hepatitis C and other illnesses of the liver and it fills me with pride to give back to my patients and the ALF.
In addition, I intend to make a matching donation to Men Having Babies. I am the proud father of my one year old daughter Ellie who is my greatest inspiration. She was born with the love, support , and kindness from the loveliest surrogate family anyone could ever ask for. I know how lucky I am to have them in my life but also to have the resources available to me to have a family through surrogacy. It is for this reason that my NY marathon run will honor and support the great work of Men Having Babies to help other men have access to the greatest joy I know, being a daddy
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