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2017 Mass General Marathon Team for Pediatric Hematology Oncology

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Ronan King

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting my marathon fundraising page. This will be my 5th Boston and once again i am incredibly excited to be running this year for such a worthy cause . I am running to raise funds for the Mass General Hospital Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Clinic. 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.

<!--EndFragment-->My cousin, Liam Talbot is now 19 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 people 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 child-life specialist, 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 start using an electric wheelchair for medium to long distances.

> Liam's health has continued to deteriorate due to small fiber neuropathy. Therefore, once a week, he has a 4 hour treatment of IVIG, he is able to do the treatment at home and self-administer it now! He gets sick with side effects the week of the infusion and has brutal side effects the few days 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!! In 2015, Liam met, wrote and recorded a song with musician Gavin DeGraw with the help of the 'Make a Wish' foundation - we hope the song will be released in the near future.

I encourage you to watch the following 2 youtube clips about Liam and his work with Gavin Degraw.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BSljLqrbdY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_oQ9Dvvm6U

My Cousin, Shane King, now 9, 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 2 of my cousins.  Darragh King. who sadly had Leukemia and passed away on Feb 28 1986, aged 7 Years 9 months , Simone Moore who passed away on December 26th 2015 and my friend David Johnson (aka The Nator) who sadly passed away last year.

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$11,585

MONEY RAISED
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  • Vicki and Bret Wilson

    $25

  • Sue, Mike, Caitlin & Joe Shaughnessy

    $50

  • Mary Barry

    $50

  • Julian Turner

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • David Newham

    $100

  • Joanne O'Neill

     

  • Makiko Kashihara

     

  • Chiaki Tanaka

     

  • Karen Coad

    $100

  • Woodsy

    $50

  • Daire Dunne

    $250

  • May

     

  • Mark Woodroffe

    $20

  • Erin C.

    $50

  • Dad, on behalf of Martin Lika

    $250

  • Ted Morton

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Paul T.

     

  • A Global Bond Dude

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Brett MacLeod

     

  • Paula Papastathis

    $100

  • Kim Chused

     

  • Alice Fong

     

  • The Mintz Family

     

  • Matt McGonagle

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anna Hughes

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Steve Jones

    $50

  • Rob Finch

    $50

  • Cara Swart

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Steve Klar

     

  • Richard Rauch

    $100

  • spinos

     

  • Mat Morahan

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Quersher Family

    $250

  • Charles Davies

     

  • Friends of Liam and Shane

    $1,000

  • Sandhya Douglas

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tracy Higgins

     

  • Nic H

    $100

  • Kevin, Shafina and Haiden

    $100

  • Janet P

     

  • Jim Coulter

     

  • Kenny Lam

     

  • CMu

    $20

  • Claire Robertson

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Andrew SP

     

  • Anne Colucci

    $100

  • James S-T

    $50

  • Barb and Kevin

     

  • Judy Fitzgerald

     

  • Dave Grant

     

  • Erin McGlone O'Brien

     

  • Olivia & Max

    $100

  • The Lombardi Family

    $100

  • David, Georgia, Oscar & Claudia Ray

    $80

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jim, Kate & Mary McKenna

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kevin Blake

    $200

  • Alan redden

    $100

  • Brian Hall Guck

    $250

  • Nora Ashton

    $100

  • Kellee James

    $25

  • Noel Fernandez

     

  • MaryEllen & Liam Talbot

    $150

  • Sue O'Connell

     

  • Donal & ivy

    $100

  • Shane Shane!

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Annie Gorham

    $100

  • Ray Alexander

     

  • Pek San

    $50

  • Aisling Freiheit

    $500

  • Cullen & Mary Kate

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Scott ODonnell

     

  • Joe McGinty

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Luke Murphy

    $25

  • Danny Kramer

    $100

  • Anonymous Donor

    $250

  • Anonymous Donor

    $50

  • Anonymous Donor

    $50

  • Anonymous Donor

    $25

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116% Raised of $10,000 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

Fundraiser Title

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

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Danny Kramer

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Luke Murphy

Luke Murphy

DONATION: $25

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Joe McGinty

Joe McGinty

DONATION: $20

Great stuff, well done mate 2 years ago

Scott ODonnell

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