Here we are… two weeks away from the big day. Over the past couple of months I have put out a tremendous effort both physically and mentally in a quest to fight pediatric cancer. I have run hundreds of miles, experienced minor injuries, consumed more calories than any normal human being should, raised thousands of dollars, and have been blessed to have one of the cutest 5 year olds come into my life.
Her name is Helen and she is my patient partner. Helen was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was only 3 years old. One would think that would crush her spirits, but that couldn't be further from the truth. When I walk into her room to visit during her treatment appointments, I can't help but smile as I see her sitting on her bed, smiling and coloring, anxiously awaiting my arrival. The moment she sees me her eyes light up and she can't wait to show me what she is drawing. We have even drawn portraits of each other, her drawings significantly better than mine. She helps me to channel my inner child and reminds me of the simple things in life. It is Helen who has helped me endure the long runs and push through the hard times. When I want to quit I think of her smiling face and know that even when life isn't easy, Helen can't say "I'm done" or "I don't want to." It was through her perseverance and determination that I am happy to say Helen will finish treatment this month. I will be proud to hand her a medal on April 15th at our pasta dinner.
As race day approaches my mileage will decrease drastically. However, my efforts to raise money to increase survival rates and help children in treatment live happier, more comfortable lives will continue full force. On April 16th, I will run a full 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston taking many steps to fight children's cancer. I'd like for you to take a few small steps as well.
Since this will be my second year running for the cause, I have a goal to raise a minimum of $6,000 to top last years' donations. Donations can be made directly via the website as well as cash/check donations to me. All donations are tax deductable.
Please pass this message on to anyone you might know who is interested in donating to a wonderful cause and help me on my journey to the 2012 Boston Marathon. Your gift of any amount will help Mass General in the fight against childhood cancer. I greatly appreciate your continued support.
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