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Ryan Bellavance - B.A.A. 10K

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BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital

EVENT: B.A.A. 10K

EVENT DATE: Jun 26, 2016

Ryan Bellavance

THE STORY:

On Sunday June 26th, I will run the 2016 Boston Athletic Association 10K road race in support of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. For reasons many of you understand, I have chosen to allocate all funds raised to Rhuematoid Arthritis (RA) research.  

My mother was diagnosed with Rhuematoid Athritis, an autoimmune disease, when she was 23.  Since that time she has had her left wrist fused, left foot reinforced with plates and screws and her right foot rebuilt and fused.  Her right shoulder was replaced once and the left shoulder twice, with another one needed.  

Brigham & Women's was the host of her brain surgery almost two years ago which was also due to her RA.  Over the years her top two vertebrae had fused together and shifted upward into her skull, compressing her brain stem and causing neurological complications.  The incredible neurosurgeons at BWH worked out a plan never before done and completed the 10 hour surgery entirely through her nasal passages.  Similar surgeries previous to this, involved incisions through the back of the throat, back of head and neck.  

The Brigham is a world-class facility that cares for patients from over 120 countries and across the United States. I am proud to run in support of this amazing facility that is fueling innovative training and life-changing discoveries that have already benefitted my mother and will benefit even more patients here in Boston and around the world.

 

$1,135

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jen, Mackenzie, Christian & Bridget

    $200

  • Susan Levin

     

  • Karen Batt & Mike Walsh

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Driscoll Family

    $50

  • Garth & Kerrie Gregoire

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kathy McElroy

    $50

  • Sean and Tany Boulger

    $100

  • The Begin Family

    $25

  • McCarthy Family

    $50

  • Westwood Family

     

  • Karla Smith and Family

    $100

  • Annie Pulaski

    $10

  • Kristen DiBarri

    $25

  • Janice & Clete Kijek

    $25

  • Jay, Jess and Sophie

    $50

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114% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jay, Jess and Sophie

Jay, Jess and Sophie

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Janice  &  Clete  Kijek

Janice & Clete Kijek

DONATION: $25

You are an amazing woman !! We love you and your family . 2 years ago

Kristen DiBarri

Kristen DiBarri

DONATION: $25

My sister, my Hero 2 years ago

Annie Pulaski

Annie Pulaski

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Karla Smith and Family

Karla Smith and Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Westwood Family

Westwood Family

Good luck!! 2 years ago

McCarthy Family

McCarthy Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Begin Family

The Begin Family

DONATION: $25

Good luck!! 2 years ago

Sean and Tany Boulger

Sean and Tany Boulger

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kathy McElroy

Kathy McElroy

DONATION: $50

Eaton Vance friend 2 years ago