I am extremely excited to be running for the Massachusetts General Hospital's Emergency Management team, "Ready When Seconds Count," in the 2019 Boston Marathon. As many of you know, I have been passionate about running since high school and I am extremely grateful for having the opportunity to run in such a prestigious race during my assignment in Boston. I come from a proud military family and am currently serving in the Air Force. Being the medical emergency manager during a past assignment at a military treatment facility, I understand the importance of proper mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. In the 2013 Boston Marathon, my uncle finished just 30 minutes before the tragic bombings went off. While hundreds were not so lucky, my uncle got away unscathed. Many of the injured that day were treated by MGH physicians and their response was critical to saving lives. Unfortunately, being ready for another disaster is necessary in this day and age.
My goal is to raise $10,000. Your donation will go towards MGH’s efforts to "help provide critical support for emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness teaching and training at Mass General; efforts that benefit victims worldwide." Raising money for the Emergency Management team at MGH means a lot to me so I ask that you are generous in your donation! Thank you so much!