My journey with Massachusetts General Hospital began at 2:57 am on November 6, 1998 when I was born in the neonatal unit. MGH holds a special place not only in my heart, but also in the hearts of my family members. We have shared moments of extreme joy and extreme sadness in the MGH halls. There were celebratory moments with new births; stressful moments with state of the art procedures; and devastating moments with cancer diagnoses and deaths. Even after my family’s move from MA to FL, my family maintained their annual care at MGH, going back and forth every year for appointments. As I grew into my teenage years, I developed a passion for running, and competed for my high school’s cross country and track teams. My dream of running the Boston Marathon and representing MGH as part of their fundraising team was solidified on April 15, 2013, when I stood on Cambridge Street and watched the emergency unfold on the streets of Boston, with ambulance after ambulance arriving at the doors of the ER. As a student at Boston College, I watch the runners crest Heartbreak Hill on the edge of campus, and feel their energy and excitement as they see the Prudential Center and Hancock Building, assuring them that they are now in the homestretch of their 26.2 mile journey. Access to care at MGH is one of the greatest blessings in the world and I am honored to be a part of their effort in raising funds through the Boston Marathon 2019 Team for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit.