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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Team 2015 at MGH

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Phoebe Yager

THE STORY:

 

Dear friends,

The 2015 Boston Marathon is just around the corner, and I’m reaching out to each of you to ask for your support.  As in years past, I will be running this year’s marathon to raise money for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (see official blurb below for more info).

My inspiration to run this year is a very special six year old little girl, Stella, who I had the privilege of caring for in June 2014, when she presented to our pediatric intensive care unit with a large stroke in the setting of newly diagnosed acute leukemia.  Together with her mother, Jesse, and father, Chris, the PICU team and the pediatric Oncology team, we cared for Stella during a very frightening period.  With time, Stella’s condition slowly improved and her precocious personality began to emerge.  Her beautiful smile returned and her determination to get her strength and voice back kicked in.  I quickly learned of her penchant for crazy colored nail polish (deftly applied by her dad) and her distaste for silly jokes (at least mine).

It has now been 9 months since Stella’s diagnosis, and I am incredibly happy to share her amazing progress.  She has completed her chemotherapy and is now in complete remission, having had 2 bone marrow biopsies free of leukemic cells.  She has regained strength in her right leg and is back to running, jumping and skiing!  She is talking up a storm and making sentences.  She is back at school full-time, playing with her friends and otherwise totally herself.

Stella's marathon has been a long one with many steep hills to overcome.  Not once has she stopped to walk or contemplated quitting.  I am truly inspired by her and her parents, Jess and Chris, who have been there every step of the way to cheer her on during the tough times and celebrate each of her amazing achievements.  This April 20, I will run for Stella.  When the going gets tough and I contemplate walking or even quitting, I will think of Stella and keep chugging along.

Thank you for considering making a donation to the MGH Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program and thank you for all of your years of support.  Your generosity and cheering have enabled me to finish the marathon each of the last several years and the MGH Pediatric Heme/Onc program to offer so many wonderful programs to support children and their families facing the incredible hardship of a child with cancer.

With my sincerest gratitude,

Phoebe

 

To read more about the Mass General Marathon Team...Fighting Kids' Cancer, One Step at a Time, see below:

Since 1998, with the partnership of John Hancock, the Mass General Marathon Team...Fighting Kids’ Cancer, One Step at a Time...has raised over $10 million to support the pediatric hematology-oncology program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). Funds raised are directed to cancer care and research initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the hospital’s youngest cancer patients.

Thanks in large part to the philanthropic dollars raised by the Mass General Marathon Team...Fighting Kids’ Cancer One Step at a Time.... MGHfC is advancing cutting-edge research, increasing the number of clinical studies to improve cure rates, and providing the best treatment possible to pediatric cancer patients. MGHfC is also focused on the quality of life of its young patients and their families through the child life program, which utilizes therapeutic play - music and art therapy to help pediatric cancer patients and their families cope emotionally and developmentally with their illnesses.

This year, more patients than ever before utilized Child-Life services, which indicates the growing popularity of the programming, the recognition of its importance, and the program’s ability to continue to expand its offerings.

We are grateful for the hard work of all of our runners and the dedication of their family and friends, as they embark on fundraising and training for the historic 26.2 mile. Mass General and Boston...Together We Finish!

$17,177

MONEY RAISED
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  • Phoebe Yager

    $1,000

  • Michael Fuenfer

    $25

  • The Yuraseks

    $50

  • Kathryn A. Beauchamp

     

  • Phoebe's Beekeeper Neighbor

    $100

  • Sam Gorstein

    $50

  • Ryan

     

  • Jamie

     

  • The Schlenkers

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Buck Family

     

  • Catharine David

    $25

  • Mike Whalen

    $100

  • Brian and Tanya North

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bill and Leslie North

     

  • Isabel Nei

     

  • Don Abelson & Joseph Everett

    $100

  • Dennis O'Shaughnessy

    $2,500

  • John and Mary Eberhardy

    $100

  • Linda and Rick Esser

     

  • Rob & Liz Baker

     

  • Scott & Chris's Strak

    $1,000

  • The Montana Eberhardys

    $100

  • Sarah and Matt Vladika

     

  • NYC Eberhardys

    $100

  • Collins Family

    $100

  • Jong & Janie Lee

    $150

  • Brian & Lee Young

    $100

  • Stella's Aunt Michele

    $50

  • Stella's Great Grammy Marge Stevens

    $500

  • The Wachs Family

    $100

  • Northern Timbers Construction

    $500

  • "Great" Aunt Peg and Uncle Al

    $100

  • Maureen

     

  • Ralph Martha Maresco

    $100

  • Wendy - Aunt Peg's friend

    $10

  • Celeste Wiatrak

    $100

  • Donna Wren

    $100

  • Tricia Chatary

     

  • Helen and Mike in Bristol, VT

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Rachel Sagor and Nick Maselli

     

  • Sara Sue Armstrong

    $25

  • Reeva & scott gassman

    $100

  • Sumit and Heda Shukla

    $50

  • Andy & Carrie Finizio

     

  • Cathy Siebert

     

  • Clauss family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carolyn & Phil Schrodel

     

  • Molly Heller

     

  • Dottie Marx

     

  • Lois Parker

    $26

  • Jeannette More'

     

  • Justin Esser

    $20

  • Bob and Jan Largo

     

  • Eileen

    $25

  • The Ellsworths

     

  • annettr

     

  • Anne, Lee, Charlie and Julia

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Peg Myhre

    $25

  • Ben & Nancy

     

  • Vi Fruehling

     

  • Gus Jordan

    $30

  • Stella and her family

     

  • Emily Lynch

    $26.20

  • Jeff & Christa

     

  • Ollie, Evie & Asher

    $50

  • Perren Cobb

    $100

  • Kevin Schwartz

    $100

  • Dave and Pat Sharpe

    $25

  • Tommy and Mammy Stevens Jenny

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Josephine Lok

    $25

  • Deborah Vervack

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Yager

    $500

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245% Raised of $7,000 Goal

The Team: $1,036,089 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Howard Weinstein

Amount Raised

$94,420

 

126% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Amount Raised

$60,954

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Rafanelli

Amount Raised

$51,055

Fundraiser Title

Paul Cincotta

Amount Raised

$37,031

 

100% Raised of $37,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tarrah Zedower

Amount Raised

$22,843

 

114% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Francis

Amount Raised

$20,065

Fundraiser Title

Erin Melillo

Amount Raised

$18,745

 

125% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Phoebe Yager

Amount Raised

$17,177

 

245% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Yager

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Yager

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Deborah Vervack

Deborah Vervack

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Josephine Lok

Josephine Lok

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Tommy and Mammy Stevens Jenny

Tommy and Mammy Stevens Jenny

With supreme gratitude to Dr. Howard, Dr. Patty, Dr. Phoebe, and their kick-ass teams at MGH. To honor Chris and Jesse for their devotion and deep, true love and respect for their little girl. And in tribute to Stella, our strength, our star, and our inspiration. Our hearts are with you, Phoebe. See you at mile 20. 3 years ago

Dave and Pat Sharpe

Dave and Pat Sharpe

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kevin Schwartz

Kevin Schwartz

DONATION: $100

Good luck Phoebe! 3 years ago

Perren Cobb

Perren Cobb

DONATION: $100

For all you do, Phoebe 3 years ago

Ollie, Evie & Asher

Ollie, Evie & Asher

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Jeff & Christa

Jeff & Christa

3 years ago