I am excited, grateful and humbled to share with you all, that I will be running the Boston Marathon for the second year in a row. Team EM & EM, will not only be teaming up running the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, but we are also teaming up fundraising for the amazing MGH Pediatric Oncology Team.
The 2018 Boston Marathon, for sure was an adventure in so many ways. Months of training with Erica along with the best running friends and family support we could ever ask for. As the date for last year’s marathon drew closer, it became clearer and clearer that the weather was definitely not in our favor. With a forecast of freezing rain, heavy downpour and high winds, it for sure added an element of challenges.
Come April 16, the meteorologists for sure did not disappoint in their predictions they were spot on. This did not damper Erica's and my excitement of having this incredible opportunity, many runners dream of being able to run this race and here we were. We slushed through one foot in front of the other, one mile at a time. The support from our friend and family was nothing short of incredible. You might ask, so why do it again as the weather is always unpredictable when it comes to race Monday. The answers is simple, as a nurse for 27 years. I have seen my fair share of patients and their families being faced with a diagnosis of cancer and watching their journey through challenging treatments, heart aches and loss of a child’s life. Yet the incredible strength, amazing attitude and love these children and family display, is nothing short of incredible.
So heavy rain, high winds, freezing rain, snow or hot weather and 26.2 miles is nothing in comparison to what these children and families are faced with.
Being able to fundraise for MGH and the Pediatric Oncology Team is a true honor; the dollars raised will not only go to support the children and their families. It will also help support research to help find a cure, so our children faced with a cancer diagnosis will be able to come home to their families. Please help support me on this incredible journey by making a donation.
In advance to all my friends and family I thank you sincerely for your support