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Hello wonderful donors to th…
Hello wonderful donors to the BWH Marathon Team,

It has been almost 2 weeks since the Boston Marathon. I wanted to take one last opportunity to say thank you for your very valuable support - and to give you a bit of an update.

The weather on Marathon Monday could not have been more appropriately matched to the training conditions all winter - 44'f, raining, head winds. Epic. An incredible day - the fans and support crew were undeterred by the conditions. The BWH support team did a terrific job of encouraging and optimizing the conditions before the race start. A great sense of solidarity.

For those who are wondering - my finishing time was 3:34. Last year was 3:58. I was shooting (aspirationally) for 3:15, qualifying for my age group... so, I have closed the gap by more than half. Perhaps next year we'll get it. (Yes,this marathon and this team is a habit-forming experience).

A couple days after the marathon, I flew to London for the launch of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. The report (entitled "Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare and economic development") and all the efforts around it, represent a major step forward in the work to create access to safe, affordable and timely surgical and anesthesia care for all people. It is exciting and a privilege to be at an institution that supports such global work. If you are interested in perusing the Commission outputs, the following website has all the links.

http://www.globalsurgery.info/

Thank you again for supporting me and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Enjoy the Spring!
Robert


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Robert
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A quick warm enthusiastic th…
A quick warm enthusiastic thank you!! ...to all 85 of my wonderful supporters. We are on the bus to Hopkinton, to get this race going. It is cold and raining in Boston – how incredibly appropriate. Thank you to all of you for making this day a reality for me, and for your support to Brigham and Women's Hospital and all the life.giving.breakthroughs that it provides.

All the best,
Robert
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Robert
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Dear Sharon, Happy Spring! …
Dear Sharon,

Happy Spring! (Or, at least here in Boston, we are hoping that Spring is just around he corner). Thank you for your generous support! It is an amazing experience to receive support from such a broad range of folks. It does really feel like we are a team supporting Brigham in caring for our patients globally.

This has been quite the winter to train in - what with the the 5'F temperatures and the 5ft of snow piled along the sides of the road…. Not exactly San Diego conditions. But, honestly, training for the marathon has been one of the best parts of this winter. Time to be out doors (when we have been otherwise cooped up), time to focus on one thing, to reflect, muse, pray… well, you know, run.

Wishing you all the best. And again thank you. Your support does help to build BWH's ability to build surgery capacity in Rwanda - training local surgeons to care for the destitute sick and injured.

Best,
Robert
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Sharon Root
Sharon Root
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