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Team Eye and Ear Boston Marathon 2012

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THE STORY:

Cannot belive that tomorrow I take on 26.2!

I cannot thank my friends and family enough for all of their continued support.  Your generosity has been overwhelming and inspirational!  I will do my best to make it safely across that finish line - even if it means crawling! Love you all! xoxo

"You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give."

~Winston Churchill

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Hey Everyone!!!

Some of you may or may not know that I am running this marathon in honor of my nephew, Alex.  Its always easier to get your butt off the couch when you are training for a cause that's important to you ;)

 Alex was born with a rare condition called Sturge Webers Syndrome, which is a disease that can effect both the eyes and the brain. One of the major symptoms of this disease is Glaucoma and fluid build up in the eye, and unfortunately Glaucoma is something that Alex suffers with and will continue to have to deal with rest of his life.

Last April, Dr. Douglas Rhee of Mass Eye and Ear performed an invasive surgery on Alex, which involved inserting a shunt to alleviate the fluid build up and pressure in Alex's eye. The surgery was a success and for now, the pressure in Alex's eye is stable.

Alex will continue to need these surgeries, and will continue to need the medical expertise of Dr. Rhee and the other amazing Dr.'s at Mass Eye and Ear. Which is why I chose to run the Boston Marathon for Mass Eye and Ear.

Dr. Rhee does not just treat children, but adults as well and every penny you donate will be go directly to Dr. Rhee and his research efforts to find less invasive surgical techniques that will be used for surgeries such as the one Alex went through.

Sturge Webers Syndrome is not a well known disease. There aren't any well known or well funded organizations to support the kind of research and attention that this disease demands - which is why our family is so appreciative of your donation

See you at the finish line! <3

Xoxo Meg

You may also donate by check:

Checks can be made payable to “Foundation of Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, Inc.” with MY NAME (Meghan Chase) in the memo line.  Please send the check to my home address or to Kristina’s address below.  If your company participates in a Matching Gifts Program, please use Kristina's address.

Meghan Chase

26 Pilgrims Xing

Middleboro, MA 02346

Or

Kristina Sym

c/o Development Office

Mass.Eye and Ear

243 Charles Street

Boston, MA 02114

* Mass Eye and Ears Tax ID 501(c)(3) number is 04-2785453

$10,637

MONEY RAISED
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  • Elaine O’Brien

     

  • Kenny and Carla Dedominici

     

  • Matthew Bouffard

     

  • Maureen Mathews and Bob & Cami Belknap

     

  • Aimee Wagner

     

  • Mike and Linny Dennehy

     

  • Jen Parks

     

  • Jen Jardin and Bob Buckley

     

  • Marybeth Fiumara

     

  • Mike and Katie Laliberte

     

  • Lois Nover and Mike Bothello

     

  • Joe and Kaitlyn LaPointe

     

  • Lisa Roberts

     

  • John and Ellen Clifford

     

  • Megan Dennehy

     

  • Margo LaPointe

     

  • Karen LaPointe and Cam

     

  • Steve and Michelle Bridges

     

  • Melissa Gorman and James McGrath

     

  • Ducka Thompson

     

  • Kristi Backman

     

  • Jamie Ambach and Derek Smyrl

     

  • Jeremy Gorman

     

  • Mike Gorman

     

  • Sarah Gorman

     

  • Kim Brooks

     

  • Amanda and Sean Benner

     

  • Kelsey Brooks

     

  • Kaelee Richardson

     

  • Amy Bilunas

     

  • Jess Hebb and Ryan MacDonald

     

  • Samantha and Zach Smollett

     

  • Jennifer Gasse

     

  • Sarah Langlois

     

  • Jayne Johnson and Chuck

     

  • Dave Heeps

     

  • Lisa Grinkis and Mike Dumas

     

  • Matt LaFratta and Raynie Lee

     

  • Renee Poole

     

  • Rose Bentley

     

  • Richie McLaughlin

     

  • Gordie Lawson

     

  • Dean and Violet Lucier

     

  • Jason Imlach

     

  • Scott Tighe

     

  • Kim Bouffard

     

  • Dominic, Brittany and Steven Damiano

     

  • Richie Cataldo

     

  • George Kelly

     

  • Jason and Jaime McGarrahan

     

  • Chris Brown

     

  • Keri Kingman

     

  • Heather Dalton LaFrance

     

  • Lisa Dargan

     

  • Kristy and Jerry Bowlin

    $50

  • Jay and Anne French

     

  • Danielle Blackley

    $50

  • Joyce Elden

    $200

  • Dragica

    $50

  • Matching Gift: Ellen King (Sun Life Financial)

    $150

  • Matching Gift: John Moynihan (Sun Life Financial)

    $75

  • Matching Gift: Diane Chunglo (Sun Life Financial)

    $25

  • Matching Gift: Dianna Chiott (Sun Life Financial)

    $75

  • Matching Gift: Dragica Mijailovi (Sun Life Financial)

    $50

  • Matching Gift: Michelle Greco (Sun Life Financial)

    $50

  • Matching Gift: Latishma Wilcox (Sun Life Financial)

    $50

  • Matching Gift: Meghan Chase (Sun Life Financial)

    $100

  • Eugenia L. Boutchia

    $100

  • The Yost Family

    $75

  • Joan & Mark Harmon

    $25

  • Pat & Dana Chase

    $100

  • Marly Whalen

     

  • Jess Bolton

    $25

  • The Bells

     

  • Michael Barkley

     

  • Rita L. Murphy

    $25

  • Sonia Tsilis

    $50

  • Ann C. King

    $100

  • Allison Chatfield & Tom Sickles

     

  • Beth Sullivan

     

  • Guekguezian Family

     

  • Jake, Kate & Kali Lauzon

    $100

  • Alison Flynn

     

  • Donna Morrill

    $25

  • Ellen Cohen & Michael Johnstone

    $50

  • FAV AUNT AND SULLY

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alex's Nana Tina

    $100

  • Andie Connoly & Lisa Day Harman

    $40

  • Jamie your sistah

    $25

  • BOB AND AUNTIE MOE

    $100

  • mommer & dad

    $50

  • Uncle Pete

    $33

  • ALEX'S MOMMY!

    $175

  • Raynie Lee,Matt LaFratta,Steve Wood

    $100

  • Kim McCarron

    $25

  • Matching Gift: Marly Whalen (Sun Life Financial)

    $25

  • Matching Gift: Dragica Mijalovic (Sun Line Financial)

    $50

  • Matching Gift: Danielle Blackley (Sun Life Financial)

    $50

  • Philip J. Cardoza

    $50

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106% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $394,915 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Amount Raised

$64,290

 

18% Raised of $350,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brad Terry Zimmerman

Amount Raised

$21,145

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Rizzo

Amount Raised

$17,160

 

66% Raised of $26,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Yamil Kouri

Amount Raised

$15,487

Fundraiser Title

carolyn shea

Amount Raised

$14,080

 

282% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Will McNamara

Amount Raised

$12,993

 

87% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Russ & Lisa Fleming

Amount Raised

$11,625

 

116% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Knapp

Amount Raised

$11,100

Donor Comments

Philip J. Cardoza

Philip J. Cardoza

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Matching Gift: Danielle Blackley (Sun Life Financial)

Matching Gift: Danielle Blackley (Sun Life Financial)

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Matching Gift: Dragica Mijalovic (Sun Line Financial)

Matching Gift: Dragica Mijalovic (Sun Line Financial)

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Matching Gift: Marly Whalen (Sun Life Financial)

Matching Gift: Marly Whalen (Sun Life Financial)

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Kim McCarron

Kim McCarron

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Raynie Lee,Matt LaFratta,Steve Wood

Raynie Lee,Matt LaFratta,Steve Wood

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

ALEX'S MOMMY!

ALEX'S MOMMY!

DONATION: $175

6 years ago

Uncle Pete

Uncle Pete

DONATION: $33

I donate Larry Bird dollars. 6 years ago

mommer & dad

mommer & dad

DONATION: $50

proud proud mommer &dad; 6 years ago

BOB AND AUNTIE MOE

BOB AND AUNTIE MOE

DONATION: $100

6 years ago