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2017 Mass General Marathon Team for Pediatric Hematology Oncology

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2018 Boston Marathon
October 21, 2017

I wanted to reach out to all of you and first thank you for all the kind words and support last year.  I have some exciting news that I wanted  See more

BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Kristen Salera

THE STORY:

I am running in honor of Gia! She is a warrior. Please read a story from Gia's mom, Sabrina about Gia, and how they found out their little warrior was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Gia was a healthy baby from birth until she was 15 months old. At that time, she developed an ear infection. A week later, she came down with the same symptoms and I was told it was virus. This happened for another month every 7-10 days. I kept being told it was a virus. Gia then developed additional symptoms which lead the doctors to believe she had a bone infection. We were admitted to the hospital where a bone marrow test was done in her clavicle and this was when we found out there was a malignancy but we still didn't know what kind of cancer it was. We were then transferred to MGH where they already believed Gia had a form of Lymphoma. She was quickly diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and began intense chemotherapy treatments immediately. We were in the hospital for another two weeks and then were able to come home. Gia has since gone through 10 months of intense treatment and she has another almost two years of treatment. She has been through periods of time where she has stopped walking, stopped eating, gained an enormous amount of weight and lost all her hair. She has had 3 surgeries due to problems with her port and countless lumbar punctures. She's been put under anesthesia so many times I have sadly lost count.

With all she has been through, she is still the same fiery little girl with a strong will. She has been blessed with a fierce and keen sense to fight. She's our warrior.

$6,697

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Vivek

    $100

  • Aunt Faye

     

  • Dan and Michael

    $200

  • Tom Doyle

     

  • Lauren Scanio

    $30

  • Kimberly Strovink

    $50

  • N. Jones

     

  • Lorraine Lipkin

    $100

  • Tim LeBlanc

    $50

  • Boaty Mcboatface

    $50

  • Colin O’Hearn

    $100

  • Mike Suarez

    $50

  • Dave DeCampo

    $50

  • Brian V. Scalese

    $25

  • Ryan Arnold

    $25

  • Gennie and Mike

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jonathan Miller

     

  • Mr. Thomas V. DiGangi

    $50

  • Mychii Snape

    $50

  • Yola Kruczkowski

    $40

  • Jenny Wojewoda

    $25

  • Kelly Gauthier

    $25

  • Amane AbdelJaber

     

  • Ryan Harwood

    $50

  • Sandra Preston

    $100

  • The Gagnon Family

    $25

  • Michael and Rebecca Lecaroz

     

  • Erica Harmon

    $25

  • Jay Piques

    $25

  • Maureen Hawk

    $25

  • Arwen Thoman

    $40

  • Jen Scully

    $50

  • John-Michael

    $25

  • Max Weinstein

    $100

  • Nathan Forster

    $25

  • Barbara Leek & family

    $25

  • Andrea Blasdale

    $10

  • Peter Drivas

    $50

  • Train Family

    $200

  • Daniel Salera

     

  • Ms. Lucinda B. MacDonald

    $20

  • James Schultz

    $25

  • Loretta & Richard Larraga

    $50

  • Michael

    $50

  • Kevin McCarthy

    $100

  • Jenna Snow

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Genevieve Nadeau

    $50

  • The Waddell Family

    $100

  • Vivek Varshney

    $716

  • Shavonne Malara

    $20

  • Mara trumbour

    $50

  • Lori Simoglou

    $25

  • Faye M

     

  • Corie Keicher & Family!

    $25

  • Nicole Kittredge

    $100

  • Jonathan White

    $75

  • Deb Z.

    $25

  • David Bolcome

    $20

  • Lauren

    $25

  • Henry and Verleen Malara

    $25

  • Max Weinstein

    $100

  • The Estradas

    $25

  • Sarah Mitchell

    $20

  • Heather Colleen McMahon

     

  • Amber and Adam Villa

     

  • David Elwell

     

  • The Listewnik Family

    $25

  • Kim Connors

    $25

  • Janet & John Bryson

    $50

  • Rohan Laungani and Amanda Dionne

    $50

  • Lynch Family

    $50

  • Leslie and Joe

    $100

  • Susan Wolpe

     

  • Christine Lee

    $50

  • Jim O'Hara

    $150

  • Andy Donohue

    $50

  • Tim Hoitink

     

  • Ms. Tiffany M. Bartz

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Kahalas

    $50

  • Shaneka

     

  • Ricky

     

  • Anonymous

    $649

  • The Winston Family

    $100

  • Jared Rinehimer

    $25

  • Jean Salera-Vieira & Mark Vieira

    $100

  • Sabrina Andrea

    $25

  • Renee Larson

    $25

  • Mike and Linda Towle and family

    $50

  • Unique Miller

     

  • Michael McCarthy

    $50

  • Alexandra Bradstreet

    $50

  • Ms. Carol L. Kosicki

    $50

  • Google Matching Gift Program

    $99.60

  • Ms. Jeannette DeJong

    $25

  • Ms. Jeanne Engel

    $25

  • Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

    $47.90

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112% Raised of $6,000 Goal

The Team: $1,044,096 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Amount Raised

$99,039

 

10% Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

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Howard Weinstein

Amount Raised

$81,316

 

108% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Cincotta

Amount Raised

$29,210

 

97% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lyman Missimer

Amount Raised

$25,404

 

127% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Bronson

Amount Raised

$18,083

 

106% Raised of $17,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alyssa and Rich Maglione

Amount Raised

$16,835

 

120% Raised of $14,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Fernando Goldsztein

Amount Raised

$16,000

 

267% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tim Sullivan

Amount Raised

$15,886

 

106% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

DONATION: $47.90

2 years ago

Ms. Jeanne Engel

Ms. Jeanne Engel

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ms. Jeannette DeJong

Ms. Jeannette DeJong

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Google Matching Gift Program

Google Matching Gift Program

DONATION: $99.60

2 years ago

Ms. Carol L. Kosicki

Ms. Carol L. Kosicki

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alexandra Bradstreet

Alexandra Bradstreet

DONATION: $50

For a great running buddy! So glad to have shared this experience with you! :-) 2 years ago

Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Unique Miller

Unique Miller

2 years ago

Mike and Linda Towle and family

Mike and Linda Towle and family

DONATION: $50

For Gia. Have a great day, Kristen! Thanks for running. 2 years ago

Renee Larson

Renee Larson

DONATION: $25

Very proud of you for all the hard work you've done to train and raise money for such a great cause! Cheers my friend! 2 years ago