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Lurie Children's Hospital:Run For My Son

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Looking at my 3 year old son, Manato, today it is hard to believe the transition in his health. We had to relocate after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan 2 years ago; at the time he was 7 months old and had spent the first 5 months of his life in the hospital. We were left to wonder what next. Of the many events to follow we were extremely fortunate to be placed in the care of the Cardiac Unit at Lurie Children's (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital). There, he received the final surgery he required to repair his heart and bring him to be the healthy, happy little boy he is today, able to chase after his twin brother, Kanoa.

I am eternally grateful for the care Manato continues to receive, and I want to ensure this amazing hospital and staff are always able to continue to help and heal the countless lives they do on a daily basis. It is truly a place where miracles happen.

I will be running in this year’s marathon for the benefit of Lurie Children’s Hospital, and I am asking for your help by making a donation. Your support and help is greatly appreciated for this very worthy cause. Please follow the link below to send your donation:

Thank you,




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