A little about me...
I moved to Boston from Ireland in 2013 with my husband’s job. I spent my first year here getting my RN qualifications to practice in the United States. In 2014, I landed my first U.S.-based nursing job in the Emergency Room at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) – an incredible opportunity that I have to say was a bit overwhelming at first. Before coming to Boston, I had years of experience working on medical/surgical floors in Ireland, Scotland and Australia, but working at MGH took my nursing practice to another level. It’s inspiring to work at MGH alongside medical professionals from around the world who are at the top of their fields. Together, we work as a team to do our very best for our patients.
Outside of my work at MGH, my 3-year old son Charlie inspires me every day. Charlie was three months premature and weighed just 3 lbs when he was born. My son has taught me what strength really is, and he reminds me that anything is possible when you set your mind to achieve it. Charlie is now a lively 3-year old boy, and he continues to show me that same strength and determination. If Charlie can fight to be here, I certainly can find the strength to run 26.2 miles for him and his beautiful baby sister Mollie-Rose, who joined our family in April 2018. Mollie-Rose is a joyful baby girl who has made our family complete.
This year, with Charlie’s strength and determination in mind, I’m giving back to an incredible charity - the Emergency Response Team – an organization that’s very close to everyone’s hearts in Boston. The Emergency Response Team raises money to ensure we are ready for the next disaster – man-made or natural – wherever it may strike, in Boston or around the world. Founded after the Marathon Bombing in 2013, the Team provides critical support for emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness training at Mass General, efforts that benefit victims worldwide.
As for running…I’ll be honest: I’m a new runner! I’ve never run a race before. Running the Boston Marathon will be physically and mentally one of the hardest tasks I’ve set out to achieve, but I know I can do it. I’m excited and nervous, but I am ready for this journey and the unbelievable challenges it will bring. I will run for my two biggest achievements so far: my beautiful children Charlie and Mollie-Rose, and I hope you will support me in my efforts to raise money for the MGH’s Emergency Response Team. Thank you for your support!
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