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Team Eye and Ear 2016

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Teresa Costa

THE STORY:

I'll be running my first marathon and no better reason to do it than for an amazing institution!!

If you look in my pictures, you will see a little boy.  His name is Bennett.  He is currently on his way to making his second birthday.  However, if it wasn't for Mass Eye and Ear, he probably wouldn't be with us today.  Here is his story...

 

Bennett was born a few weeks premature.  He was sent home from the hospital, as every "normal" baby is after being checked out by doctors.  However, the family knew something was not right.  Bennett was having trouble eating and he was sleeping 23 out of 24 hours a day.  Something was clearly not right.  So, Bennett and his parents visited 5 doctors and specialists for an answer, but no one could give them one.  Until, Dr Hartnik was found at Mass Eye and Ear.  He listened to all of their concerns and agreed that something was out of place.  He decided to scope Bennett's airway and low and behold, he found the issue.  Bennett had a condition called long segment laryngotracheal malasia.  Also known as a floppy airway which required a tracheostomy in order to keep Bennett's airway open so he could breathe.  After many long days and night spent in the intensive care unit, Bennett was able to go home and grow and develop like any other infant.  

 

I am lucky enough to be one of Bennett's homecare nurses.  I have seen the amazing work that Dr Hartnik, his team and all employees of Mass Eye and Ear have put in to allowing Bennett to have a "normal" life.  I am blessed to have the opportunity to help contribute to this amazing cause and to work hand in hand with Mass Eye and Ear while watching Bennett grow and develop into a very smart and funny little toddler.  If Bennett can survive through the struggle he has, then I can make it through 26.2 miles, no problem.  Giving to this amazing cause allows any and all children to have a fighting chance.  Wouldn't you want that if you had a child who couldn't breathe?  Please consider making a donation to this amazing cause!!  

Thank you all so very much! xoxo

Teresa Costa

$10,100

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Teresa Costa (registration)

    $100

  • The Troncoso Family

     

  • Teresa costa/ Bennet Sargent

    $100

  • Collier Family

    $25

  • Jennie Lee

    $50

  • Matt O'Loughlin

    $50

  • Arlington Mackey's

     

  • Yankee Pest Control

    $500

  • Murray Family

    $100

  • Anne Marie and Charles T. Ferguson III

    $50

  • Joanna P. Mackey

    $100

  • Bruce J and Lois Ruth Mackey

    $50

  • Lori A and German Colon

    $100

  • Margaret J. Mackey

    $100

  • John Ablondi

    $100

  • Romito A. Papagno, Jr.

    $100

  • Donna M and Andrew T Smith

    $50

  • Catherine J and Michael P Minichiello

    $20

  • Mary P Cassidy

    $10

  • John Mackey, P.C.

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jesse, Andrea, and Baby to be! :)

    $50

  • Bob and Jen Kirchner

    $50

  • Kathleen and Richard E Masucci

    $100

  • Francis A and Rachel L Arel, Ms. Sheila R Despres

    $100

  • Tim & Victoria Kirchner & Family

    $50

  • Joan Lynch

    $50

  • Anne-Marie and Joseph McPherson

    $100

  • Cynthia A. Kendall

    $20

  • Michael F and Beth B Mackey

    $50

  • Mary Meehan, OFS

    $25

  • Trespass Towing

    $50

  • Maule family

    $25

  • Dan & Ali Schultz

    $50

  • The Catucci Family

    $50

  • Tori & Alex Berg

    $100

  • Jim, Caitlin & Brooklyn Peters

     

  • Sara Sargent & John Pelletier

    $200

  • Tanya Goudiaby

    $25

  • Jourdan and Nina

    $100

  • Craig, Noel, Joe and Katie Minichiello

    $50

  • Jen G.

    $80

  • Burlington Police Patrolmans Association

    $100

  • Nancy V. and Vincent J. Gatto

    $50

  • Edward J. and Marie Mackey

    $50

  • Susan MacMillan

    $30

  • Thomas Michael Brady

    $200

  • John W Parcellin

    $100

  • Berlin Police Union

    $250

  • Kenneth J. and Brenda L. Lanciani

    $100

  • Kathleen A Coppola

    $20

  • James Lanciani, Jr and Pauline C. Lanciani

    $200

  • Law Offices of Christopher G. Fallon, P.C.

    $100

  • JJT Excavating & Asphalt Rehab. Property Management Co.

    $500

  • Ken & Barbara Ward

    $50

  • Abaskharoun Family

    $25

  • Baby Renzo

    $25

  • Ali & Dave Bernard

    $100

  • Various Donors and Fundraising Event

    $565

  • Burlington Police Command Officers Union

    $100

  • Dennis and Justine McColgan

    $25

  • Tremezzo Restaurant - Fundraising Event

    $100

  • David and Melissa Outerbridge

    $50

  • From bake sale (4/2 and 4/3)

    $692

  • Laura Mahoney

    $25

  • Ricki-Ann & Ben Sargent

    $200

  • Peggy Kelley

    $50

  • Mike and PAula Minichiello

    $100

  • Erin K.

    $75

  • Love Baby Hoyt!

    $200

  • Kayla O'Brien

     

  • Linda O'Brien

    $25

  • Jay & Judy Balboni

    $100

  • Andrea Orchanian

    $50

  • Henry & Debby Granados

    $50

  • Christine Botelho

    $25

  • Brett Barnhard Family

    $100

  • Robyn Lyn Piermarini and Kevin Melanson

    $50

  • Water Jug Fundraiser

    $360

  • Mary and David Laing

    $50

  • W. Gochis Insurance Agency, Inc.

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $1,683

  • Woburn Police Patrol Union

    $100

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101% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $611,719 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sally Reiley

Amount Raised

$42,258

 

161% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Knapp

Amount Raised

$25,450

Fundraiser Title

Paul and Michael Cannistraro

Amount Raised

$24,150

 

97% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Herrick

Amount Raised

$23,221

 

100% Raised of $23,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelsey and Michelle Nickerson

Amount Raised

$21,715

 

109% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc and Lushe

Amount Raised

$20,024

 

80% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Norman Levy

Amount Raised

$19,625

 

196% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Hartnick

Amount Raised

$17,846

 

105% Raised of $17,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Woburn Police Patrol Union

Woburn Police Patrol Union

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,683

1 year ago

Robyn Lyn Piermarini and Kevin Melanson

Robyn Lyn Piermarini and Kevin Melanson

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Water Jug Fundraiser

Water Jug Fundraiser

DONATION: $360

1 year ago

Mary and David Laing

Mary and David Laing

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

W. Gochis Insurance Agency, Inc.

W. Gochis Insurance Agency, Inc.

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Brett Barnhard Family

Brett Barnhard Family

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Christine Botelho

Christine Botelho

DONATION: $25

Bennett Sargent 1 year ago

Henry &  Debby Granados

Henry & Debby Granados

DONATION: $50

Better late than never right! 2 years ago

Andrea Orchanian

Andrea Orchanian

DONATION: $50

In support of Teresa Costa 2 years ago