Sarah Jane Maxted wrote -
On April 15, 2013, Gillian Reny was one of the many innocent bystanders critically injured at the finish line in the Boston Marathon bombings. She was rushed to Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), where doctors and nurses worked heroically to save her life—and both of her legs. Established by the Reny family in February 2014, the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund has raised more than $6.8 million to support trauma healing and care—helping future patients like Gillian regain their strength, mobility, and spirit in order to step strong once again. To advance the Reny family’s commitment of turning tragedy into hope, and to honor the extraordinary BWH team that saved her life, a team of runners will participate in the B.A.A. Half Marathon on October 9 in support of the fund. Thank you in advance for supporting my run. Together, we can transform trauma research and care for future patients with traumatic, athletic, military, or disease-related limb injuries. You can learn more about the fund at BWHsteppingstrong.org.