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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

Ronan King

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting my marathon fundraising page. This will be my 3rd Boston Marathon, and hopefully I have a few more left in me before I hang up my running shoes. Not only am I behind in my training due to a few niggling injuries but I am also behind in my fundraising. Once again, i am running to raise funds for the Mass General Hospital Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Clinic. Remember dig deep, it is all about the Children. My family story is below and I will be updating it between now and Marathon Monday. I thank you all in advance for your support of a wonderful cause.

My cousin, Liam Talbot is now 17 years old, he has very complex medical problems including: chronic arsenic poisoning, Crohn's disease, severe dysautonomia, cardiovascular problems, immunocompromised, and severe small fiber polyneuropathy affecting his entire autonomic system. Liam has been receiving IVIG every three weeks since he was 7 years old at MGH Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinic. He has 16 MGH doctors who are on his medical team to help improve his quality of life, he has been a patient at MGH since he was a baby. The staff at MGH have become part of Liam's family and support system. They work very hard to improve Liam's quality of life and also help to preserve the huge smile that is engraved on Liam's face on a daily basis. Although his medical problems have become more complicated, Liam continues to become stronger emotionally throughout each medical obstacle that comes along his path. Liam struggles everyday to do very simple tasks that most children his age do without any effort. Unfortunately, his health has been deteriorating and he has been on daily IV fluids to help stabilize his cardiovascular system.Despite his daily medical battles, Liam continues to strive to work toward his life goal of becoming a Pediatric GI doctor, and we are all confident that he will accomplish his goals with his strong drive, determination and positive attitude. More recently Liam has had to quadrupled the dose of his IVIG. Liam's health has continued to deteriorate due to small fiber neuropathy.  Therefore, every 4 weeks, for 4 days in the week, he has a 9 hour treatment of IVIG, he is able to do the treatment at home. He gets sick with side effects the week of the infusion and has brutal side effects the next week but his mother says he has the most positive perspective of life than anyone she knows. He is always happy, courageous and never gives up fighting to improve his quality of life!!

My Cousin, Shane King, now 8, was diagnosed at 6 months old in 2006 with rhabdomyosarcoma and received chemotherapy, surgery and proton radiation at MGH to treat his cancer. Shane's family is grateful for the support that Shane received, not only from the doctors and nurses that treated Shane but also from the child life team, the administrators and staff at the clinic. In November 2012 Shane graduated to the clinic's long term survivor program, marking 5 years of cancer free scans, following completion of his treatment in 2007.

I am also running the marathon in honour & memory of my cousin Darragh King. Darragh sadly had Leukemia and passed away on Feb 28 1986, aged 7 Years 9

$9,541

MONEY RAISED
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  • Annie Gorham

    $100

  • The Peters Family, Winchester, MA

    $100

  • Alger Family

    $25

  • Connie Shediac

    $50

  • PSS

    $100

  • DiGiuseppe Family

    $50

  • Vanessa

    $100

  • Acquaman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Erin C.

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chris K

    $25

  • Anna H

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Oughterard

    $500

  • The Buck Family

     

  • The Castro Family

    $100

  • The Cleary Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bownsy

    $50

  • Bill & Anna Anderson

    $100

  • Derm

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Barb & Kevin & family

    $180

  • Thomas

    $100

  • Friends of Shane & Liam

    $500

  • Melissa Lohnes

    $200

  • Brendan Swords

    $250

  • Judy Fitzgerald

     

  • Garrett and Isaac

    $100

  • Richard Rauch

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Leah Cameron

    $100

  • Clougherty family

     

  • The Turennes

    $50

  • Jim & Kate McKenna

    $100

  • Charles Davies

    $150

  • Aisling

     

  • Tim and Pindao Kane

    $100

  • Allison Ross

    $50

  • Liz Chisholm

    $150

  • Sue O'Connell

     

  • Com Mu

    $50

  • Paul Coakley

    $50

  • Janine Ouston

     

  • The McGonagle Family

    $150

  • Finch Family

    $50

  • The Barry family

    $100

  • The Somers Family

    $50

  • Patrick Eastwood

    $100

  • Dave Grant

    $50

  • O'Donnell Family

    $50

  • The Mintz Family

     

  • PST

     

  • The Huang family

    $100

  • Dean & Kristy Bradley

    $50

  • Chat Guy

    $50

  • Malcs

    $40

  • Jamie and Tania Barker

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Price Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Nagtegaal Family

    $50

  • The Vardaxis Family

    $100

  • Jessene

    $50

  • Quersher Family

    $100

  • MaryEllen & Liam Talbot

    $125

  • David K

    $50

  • Tara

    $50

  • Johnny and Yvette

    $50

  • Samara Kaufman

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jean Chastain

    $100

  • joy & james

    $30

  • The Lombardi Family

    $100

  • Brian Guck

    $250

  • Kevin Blake

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Coulter Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Michael McKenna

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kellee James

    $25

  • Mr. Timothy Sullivan

    $100

  • Cheryl Duckworth

     

  • Barbara Amone

    $100

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87% Raised of $11,000 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

Barbara Amone

Barbara Amone

DONATION: $100

Great effort for a great cause, Ronan! 2 years ago

Cheryl Duckworth

Cheryl Duckworth

2 years ago

Mr. Timothy Sullivan

Mr. Timothy Sullivan

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kellee James

Kellee James

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Great cause, well done Ronan! 2 years ago

Michael McKenna

Michael McKenna

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Coulter Family

Coulter Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Kevin Blake

Kevin Blake

DONATION: $200

Way to Go Ronan!!! 2 years ago