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Team Joslin Boston Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: Joslin Diabetes Center

ORGANIZER: Joslin Diabetes Center

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Daniel Gay

THE STORY:

I run for my son Henry! He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two years ago, just before he turned 3 years old, it was exactly one month after his little brother was born. It turned our life upside down! I never actually knew what diabetes was or how it affected someone on a daily basis. If I could sum it up in one word, it SUCKS! It sucks that my 5 year old son has to live with this chronic disease, it sucks that there is no cure, it sucks that we have to draw blood from his fingers 10-12 times a day, it sucks that we have to constantly monitor what he is eating, it sucks that we have to give him synthetic insulin to stay alive, and it sucks to hear him say, "it's not fair that I have diabetes!" He's right, it is not fair!

However, we are hopeful for a better future! We find that hope at the Joslin Diabetes Center where Henry gets treated. The doctors, nurses, nutritionists, and specialists are simply the best! They are patient, kind, and cutting edge. They truly understand our needs and are always available for guidance. The research and clinical trials underway will lead to improving the lives of all diabetics and eventually a cure will be found. We as a family consider the people of Joslin to be an extention of our family and will do anything to help them move forward in their mission to eradicate diabetes! Please help me continue to move the mission of the Joslin Diabetes Center forward and help my son see the day where his diabetes no longer sucks because it no longer exists!

I dedicate my run first and foremost to my best bud- Henry- and also to my nephew, cousin, two uncles and all other diabetics seeking to improve their quality of life every day. 26.2 miles is only 4 hours of pushing through physical and mental barriers. On several occasions we have had hospital stays longer than 4 hours to deal with a sickness that you or I would never consider going to the hospital for, all because of diabetes! This race is the least I can do!

Joslin Diabetes Center wrote -

Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School,  is a one-of-a-kind institution on the front lines of the world epidemic of diabetes — leading the battle to conquer diabetes in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches to clinical care and education. 

At Joslin every person is dedicated to realizing our vision of a world without diabetes and its complications through a relentless pursuit of our mission:

To improve the lives of people with diabetes and its complications through innovative care, education, and research that will lead to prevention and cure of the disease.

$17,960

MONEY RAISED
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  • Daniel Gay

    $250

  • Pike

     

  • Greg Stephens

     

  • Kyle Gay

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pete Schen

    $100

  • Chelsea Steinberg Gay & Chris Gay

     

  • Bob & Ruth Bechtel

    $250

  • Paulos Cousins

    $350

  • Paul Phipps

    $250

  • Tim Janis

    $200

  • Brandon & Amanda White

     

  • Pace & Jeddy Williams

    $100

  • Hari Nair

    $50

  • Trev

    $250

  • Robert and Kristine Williams

    $300

  • Glendon Sutton

    $200

  • Robert Buhler

    $100

  • Sam and Becca Vaill

    $100

  • Lewis Family

    $200

  • Whitney & Mason Fink

     

  • Bertha Baptiste

    $50

  • Spencer and Jenny Zwick

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Wyatt & Lindsey Larsen

     

  • Papa and Mimi

    $5,000

  • Jon & Gabrielle

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $7,500

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Alison & Mike Mosca

     

  • John & Denise Nielsen

    $250

  • Harold Nielsen

     

  • Nate Van Duzer

    $50

  • Rosa Family

    $100

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359% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $136,840 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Martin Abrahamson

Amount Raised

$26,868

 

269% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Reeves

Amount Raised

$24,976

 

250% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Gay

Amount Raised

$17,960

 

359% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Darren & Colin

Amount Raised

$17,475

Fundraiser Title

Tom Burke

Amount Raised

$10,472

 

87% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Frederick

Amount Raised

$10,115

Fundraiser Title

Seth Jacoby

Amount Raised

$6,150

 

62% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lesley Levitt

Amount Raised

$5,364

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Rosa Family

Rosa Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Nate Van Duzer

Nate Van Duzer

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Harold Nielsen

Harold Nielsen

Wishing you the best. Gpa 5 years ago

John & Denise Nielsen

John & Denise Nielsen

DONATION: $250

Dan, Kelly, Henry and Daniel: we appreciate the opportunity to support such an important cause. All the best from the Nielsen family. 5 years ago

Alison & Mike Mosca

Alison & Mike Mosca

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

Dan - Thank you for running for such a good cause. The good brought by you and your team will help ease the burden for so many with diabetes. Thanks! Craig Nielsen 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $7,500

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Good luck, Dan! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

We wish you all the best on your run today! We know all too well how much these little ones have to endure. They ARE our heros! Here's to hoping that a cure will come soon. 5 years ago

Jon & Gabrielle

Jon & Gabrielle

5 years ago