I first visited Boston in 2007, when my uncle was going to have a very complicated heart-surgery at the Mass General. 4 years later, I decided that Boston was the perfect city to pursue my university studies and Northeastern opened the doors to a world of opportunites for me. NEU led me to work at Bose, a company that inspires and challenges me everyday, and I wouldn't change for anything.
This year, my dad was diagnosed with arterial blockage and the MGH was there once again to provide the best care possible. In two different occasions, they have provided amazing care to my family when they needed it most. I believe by running/fundraising, I can give back to the MGH and Bostonian community and I hope you can help me make this happen!
To see pictures of all the people who I'm running for - you can click there --->
Any amount helps and will be greatly appreciated!
*To learn more about the team's mission, see below.
En 2007 visite Boston por primera vez, mi tio Meme iba a ser operado del corazon en una operacion delicada y especial. Al graduarme, decidi que Boston seria el lugar perfecto para continuar mis estudios universitarios. Northeastern me abrio las puertas y me mostro que habia un mundo lleno de oportunidades para mi, ahora trabajo en Bose, algo que no cambiaria por nada en el mundo!
Hace unos meses, mi papa tuvo que ser intervenido por un bloqueo en las arterias, de nuevo el MGH demostro que no hay un lugar mejor. En dos ocasiones distintas han estado alli cuando mi familia mas lo necesitaba. Creo que correr el Maraton de Boston y recolectar fondos para el Mass General es una manera de retribuir a la comunidad y a la ciudad de Boston por abrirme las puertas. Espero puedan ayudarme a hacerlo realidad!
*Para conocer mas sobre el equipo, puedes leer abajo.
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL message:
Following the tragedy of the 2013 marathon bombings, Mass General was fortunate to receive 40 guaranteed entries from the Boston Athletic Association to create an Emergency Response Marathon Team.
For the sixth year, thanks to John Hancock, the Mass General Emergency Response Marathon Team will be able to continue raising funds to help provide critical support for emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness teaching and training at Mass General; efforts that benefit victims worldwide.
These funds are crucial to ensure that Mass General is ready for the next disaster, man-made or natural, and to support the training and resources needed to develop a carefully, integrated response that spans multiple departments throughout the hospital. “There’s no room for error,” says David Brown, MD, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mass General. “Our performance must be flawless. As in football, if one player of the 11 on the field doesn’t do the job, the play fails.”
At Mass General, we take emergency planning very seriously. Preparing for the next disaster takes much training and practice. Donors, like you, are critical to our success. Time spent training is not covered by insurance and often takes place outside work hours. Any donation towards the Mass General Emergency Response team allows Mass General to be ready when seconds count.