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Spaulding Race for Rehab 2017 Boston Marathon Team

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April 13, 2017

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BENEFITING: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

ORGANIZER: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Kirby Matthess

THE STORY:

I'm back at it!  My second Boston Marathon as a proud member of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital's Race for Rehab team!  It's always so hard to put the emotions and excitement into words.  Every day I am working with patients at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital who have sustained life changing disabilities.  The 6 years I have spent at Spaulding have been so impactful.  I know I never truly appreciated the adversity many people face, nor the amazing mental and physical resillience that is possible, until I started working as a Case Manager on the Spinal Cord Injury program.  Spaulding strives to help people find their strength, and that is the epitome of what we do each and every day.

I feel so honored to play the role I do in working with patients and their families.  I love the relationships I have made with my patients and their families along with my coworkers.  Even though we are arguably only a small part of someone's journey, working with them at the time of their acute rehabilitation, we are helping them find an inner strength they never knew was possible, one they will carry with them for a lifetime.

I'm hoping this fundraising go around I will get the chance to share some stories from my past patients to highlight the incredible work Spaulding does.  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my fundraising site.  Your contribution is so greatly appreciated!  I hope you will also consider following my training journey as I head towards April 17, 2016!  You can do so by visiting, bookmarking and sharing my blog, www.eatplayrunkirby.com .  

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital wrote -

Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is proud to be an official BAA Charity Team for the 2017 Boston Marathon. Over the past 12 years, more than 350 runners have raised over $3.5 million directly supporting Spaulding's patients. Funds raised through the Race for Rehab program have provided advancements to patient care, education, research innovation and capital improvements. Every dollar supports our mission to improve the quality of life for persons recovering from or learning to live fully with illness, injury or disability.

This year, funds raised will support the many research initiatives within the Spaulding Network. Our research aims to improve the care we provide as well as patient outcomes in clinical areas such as spinal cord injury, brain injury, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.

We are so thankful for the hard work and dedication of all of our runners, as well as the friends and family members who support them. Our team is comprised of former patients, family members, loyal volunteers and dedicated staff. Together, we will help our patients find their strength.

Read more about why our team members run for those who can't.

$7,492

MONEY RAISED
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  • Commissioner McSexxy ;)

    $100

  • Caitlin xx

     

  • Karla&Gino

    $100

  • Eric & Kelly

     

  • Ken Fox

    $325

  • Teyssedou Family

    $100

  • Jeff Messer

    $250

  • #giving Tuesday

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Alan C

    $100

  • Amanda Ravens

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dorleen Farrar

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $170

  • Bob Johnson - Streetwise Cycle School : )

    $100

  • Rebecca and Alban

    $26

  • randi woodrow

     

  • Christine & Steven Bedard

    $25

  • Vee and Chris Zenaro

    $100

  • john beadle

    $100

  • Krista Geden

    $30

  • Mary Leo

    $100

  • Karen Matthess

    $50

  • JoAnn Connell

     

  • Sandy mansfield

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tracey Makings

    $26

  • Karen & Richard Aiken

    $100

  • Mary Ann

    $100

  • Linda Stolzmann

    $100

  • Sara and Jeff Renga

    $50

  • Karen Potter

    $50

  • Steffanie Keilty

    $50

  • Peter Connell

    $35

  • Ernie & Daniela Airoldi Jr

    $25

  • Hannah Nishimoto

    $100

  • Meg McLaughlin

     

  • Bridget Chin

     

  • Margaret Vasquez

     

  • Paul Chang

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Work Buddy

    $43

  • Tony and Ellen Peterson

     

  • Paint Nite Fundraiser

    $324

  • Karla&Gino

    $52

  • Komphak Eng

    $50

  • Hollister Incorporated

    $1,500

  • Dottie Hogan

    $25

  • Ryan DeRoche

    $50

  • Hector Montesino and Ron Ardizzone

    $100

  • Mark and Sue Struss

    $50

  • Leslie O'Neill

    $50

  • Martha Dickey

    $10

  • Brian Simons

    $25

  • Paul and Leslie

     

  • Arlone L. Cofield

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mark DiNocco

    $26.20

  • Jay and Johanne Presser

     

  • Beth & Jack Cannone

    $50

  • Christine Phaneuf

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Loretta's Last Call Fundraiser

    $220

  • Michael Agostino

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kelly Cossaboom

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $23

  • Donna

    $25

  • Kevin Fitzpatrick

    $100

  • Claire Wueste

    $20

  • Sandy Sedacca

    $25

  • Os Mondejar and John Verlinden

    $25

  • Michelle Bergeron

    $26.20

  • Melissa

    $26.20

  • Brian Beek

    $25

  • Rosemarie O'Connor

    $20

  • Scott Warsheski

    $200

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125% Raised of$6,000 Goal

The Team: $694,051 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Amount Raised

$82,867

 

17% Raised of$500,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Storto

Amount Raised

$77,468

 

77% Raised of$100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Adam and Andy Reinmann

Amount Raised

$25,021

Fundraiser Title

Mary and Abby Wilder

Amount Raised

$15,031

 

125% Raised of$12,000 Goal

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Adriene and Kari

Amount Raised

$14,352

 

120% Raised of$12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Diane and Arian

Amount Raised

$13,309

 

111% Raised of$12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lynne Brady Wagner

Amount Raised

$13,176

 

110% Raised of$12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kaitlyn Kiely

Amount Raised

$13,148

 

219% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Scott Warsheski

Scott Warsheski

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Rosemarie O'Connor

Rosemarie O'Connor

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Brian Beek

Brian Beek

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Melissa

Melissa

DONATION: $26.20

have fun!!!! 2 years ago

Michelle Bergeron

Michelle Bergeron

DONATION: $26.20

2 years ago

Os Mondejar and John Verlinden

Os Mondejar and John Verlinden

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sandy Sedacca

Sandy Sedacca

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Claire Wueste

Claire Wueste

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Kevin Fitzpatrick

Kevin Fitzpatrick

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Donna

Donna

DONATION: $25

2 years ago