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Chrissy Brown's Fundraiser:

Team BIDMC 2015

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Chrissy Brown

THE STORY:

On November 20, 2010, my husband and I brought our younger daughter into the world at BIDMC. Marin was three days late--a healthy 8 pounds 10 ounces--and was a seemingly perfect little baby. It appeared to be a routine pregnancy and delivery until Marin was diagnosed with hemolytic disease of the newborn hours after her birth. She was rushed to the NICU where she spent the next five excruciating days. At first we were not able to hold her, but within 24 hours of her being admitted, we were finally able to hold Marin for brief periods under the bili lights while she wore goggles. For the next five days, we lived in four-hour increments, hoping her bilirubin levels had stabilized. Unfortunately, her levels continued to rise so she became a candidate for blood transfusions and exchange transfusions. The neonatologists and my obstetrician were compassionate and patient with us as they tried to explain what was happening to Marin; their support and knowledge were what got us through those difficult days.

While Marin was being treated, social workers, lactation consultants who specialize in NICU babies and pediatricians from Harvard Vanguard also came to see us. The communication between the hospital and our family pediatrician in Wellesley was seamless; this was especially incredible given her condition was changing hourly.

After Marin’s release from the NICU, her struggles continued. Marin spent the better part of the next four weeks in and out of our pediatrician’s office and the Hematology department of Boston Children’s Hospital. The NICU doctors never wavered in their support--they continued to offer us advice and guidance even after Marin was discharged.

Marin is now a happy, healthy four-year-old girl, thanks to the efforts of the staff at BIDMC, who realized she was in danger hours after her birth. We will always remember the nurses, social workers, pediatricians, and neonatologists (especially Heather Burris and John Zupancic!) who helped us during our stay, and who continued to support us through our time at Children’s Hospital. (And I am forever indebted to BIDMC who let me sleep in a glorified closet until Marin's release!) 

On April 20th, I will be running 26.2 miles for Team BIDMC, thinking of my two girls every step of the way. I am hopeful that through the marathon training and fundraising, my husband and I can move forward from our experience and offer support to another family in need.

Thank you for considering a donation to such an incredible hospital.

$8,675

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $500

  • J&D Mason

    $100

  • Kim & Dave Giangrasso

    $200

  • Melissa & Bill Losquadro

    $100

  • Eden & Matt

    $100

  • Stefanie Hest

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lauren Duffy

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Michelle Lafornara

    $100

  • Ali

    $50

  • Amanda & Brian Kinney

    $100

  • Karen and John Dorman

    $100

  • Missy

    $100

  • Suzanne & Bryan XOXO

    $100

  • Good Luck Chrissy! The Bowers

    $150

  • Amiee & Bill

    $100

  • Billy Bruno

    $25

  • David Phillips

    $500

  • Pat & Liz Aulicino

    $100

  • Donna Sullivan

    $100

  • Bryan and Leigh

    $200

  • Daniel & Ali

    $500

  • Ronnie Larkin

    $50

  • Good Luck! Love, The Granat Family

    $100

  • Uncle Mac

    $50

  • Bonnie Jean DeSimone

    $500

  • J, T, S & A Lawrence

    $100

  • The Callahan Family

     

  • The Olcotts

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Kira and Jeremy Dies

    $50

  • Maria and Mike Castaldo

    $50

  • Courtney and Gary Koenig

     

  • Kirsten, Dave, Hadley, Benjamin & Morgan

    $100

  • Kristen, John, Luke and Baya - go get em

    $100

  • Michael and Marisa

    $100

  • Jason and Melissa Hanna

    $100

  • The Wyatts

    $50

  • Mom and Dad

    $200

  • Brooke & Dan Roth

     

  • Traci

    $50

  • Heather Burris

    $50

  • Sophie

    $50

  • The Carrolls

    $200

  • Kristine,Dave,Sid,Jordan Heavey

    $100

  • The Taylors

     

  • Meg & Seth Abramowitz

    $50

  • Jane, Michael & Vanessa Castronovo

    $100

  • Sarah Hart

    $50

  • Sarah, Tom, Haddie and Elliot

    $50

  • Andrea & Phil

    $50

  • Erika Houghtlin

    $100

  • Freddy and Angus Dent

    $50

  • The McClintock family

    $100

  • The Gibbons Family

    $100

  • Meghan and Jeff Swenson

    $100

  • xoxo, Tricia and Pete

    $100

  • Ryan and Jessica Lisiak

    $100

  • Greg and Jill Fulginite

    $100

  • Amy, Alex, Emma and Andrew

    $100

  • Summer, Conner, Julia & Craig

    $100

  • O'Reilly Family

    $150

  • Natalie and Dom

    $100

  • Max, Emma, Islay, Finn Andersen

    $100

  • Sarah and John Ehlinger

    $100

  • The Volpe Family

    $100

  • Lorin Seidman

    $100

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174% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $361,295 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca Pressman

Amount Raised

$15,438

 

206% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Urban

Amount Raised

$15,430

 

103% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Amazing Grace

Amount Raised

$14,700

 

147% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Chamberlain

Amount Raised

$12,900

 

86% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marissa Monaco

Amount Raised

$12,518

 

125% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Hunt

Amount Raised

$10,772

 

144% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Sower

Amount Raised

$10,731

 

72% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Manning

Amount Raised

$10,615

 

142% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Lorin Seidman

Lorin Seidman

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Volpe Family

The Volpe Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Sarah and John Ehlinger

Sarah and John Ehlinger

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Max, Emma, Islay, Finn Andersen

Max, Emma, Islay, Finn Andersen

DONATION: $100

We love you Chrissy! 2 years ago

Natalie and Dom

Natalie and Dom

DONATION: $100

Best of luck Chrissy! 2 years ago

O'Reilly Family

O'Reilly Family

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Summer, Conner, Julia & Craig

Summer, Conner, Julia & Craig

DONATION: $100

Good Luck Chrissy!!! 2 years ago

Amy, Alex, Emma and Andrew

Amy, Alex, Emma and Andrew

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Greg and Jill Fulginite

Greg and Jill Fulginite

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ryan and Jessica Lisiak

Ryan and Jessica Lisiak

DONATION: $100

2 years ago