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Team Eye and Ear Boston 2017

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That's a Wrap....Almost!
April 20, 2017

A warm 70 degrees. 30,000+ runners. 8 towns (Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline and Boston). 26.2 miles. 4  See more
Erin Leonard

THE STORY:

Massachusetts Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. 

Each year almost 300,000 people - adults and children - from more than 80 countries seek care at Mass. Eye and Ear and more than 20,000 of them undergo life-changing surgery.

This includes my 3 year old son, Rhys.  Rhys was diagnosed with torticollis at birth, requiring physical therapy and a corrective helmet for the resulting plagiocephaly. 

When Rhys was 1, he began failing the hearing exams given by his local pediatrician.  We were referred to Mass. Eye and Ear where Dr. Keamy treated Rhys with his first set of ear tubes.  The results were amazing!  Rhys began talking (nonstop!) and it was incredible to see how the tubes immediately improved his hearing.

A few months before his 3rd birthday, we became concerned with Rhys' increased snoring and the development of sleep apnea.  We were amazed when Rhys' Auntie Katie, a Pediatric Nurse Practictioner, showed us his tonsils....and they were practically touching!!  Back to Mass. Eye and Ear we went where Dr. Keamy evaluated Rhys and determined that he needed a tonsillectomy.  But while the tubes procedure was a mere 10 minutes, this time Rhys would be put under general anesthesia for close to an hour. 

As any parent can imagine, agreeing to put your toddler through a surgery like this was not an easy decision.  And due to Rhys' young age, he and I would have to stay overnight so his oxygen levels could be closely monitored.  But we were confident in the capabilities of Dr. Keamy and the Pediatric staff at Mass. Eye and Ear. 

From the desk staff who greeted us at our early morning arrival to the doctors and nurses who cared for Rhys over the next 36 hours, we were contstantly met with a smiling face and kind, caring words.  From the distraction of the toy room to the never-ending supply of popsicles and Mickey Mouse movies, the nurses on the Pediatric recovery floor made sure that Rhys was recovering with minimal pain.

Rhys is now a thriving 3 year old and my family is so grateful for all of the care we received at Mass. Eye and Ear.  All donations that I receive will be directed to the Pediatric unit so please consider supporting me as I run my 1st Marathon on Team Mass. Eye & Ear!

Love,

Erin

$10,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Paul and Lizabeth Leonard

    $250

  • The Jawors!!!!!

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Don and Jane Peach

    $250

  • Maryann Martell

    $500

  • Josh Gleason

    $50

  • Hofberg Family

    $50

  • Cam & Katie

    $50

  • Hannah and Greg Garcia

    $50

  • The Chiariello Family

    $50

  • Suzanne Grauer

     

  • Meghan Berger

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Meghan and Patrick

    $100

  • Reed

    $100

  • Rawa Family

    $100

  • Beresford Family

    $100

  • Nikki Mills

    $50

  • Kevin Flanagan

    $100

  • Susan Martin

    $500

  • Doug Shiver

    $25

  • Lee Jordan

    $100

  • Marcus Lecuyer

    $100

  • Manny, Jacie, J T and Kirby Rei

    $50

  • Matt Goodman

    $100

  • Ted & Kathy Socha

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Joseph Leonard

    $100

  • Paul Leonard

    $500

  • The Sorrentos

    $50

  • Erin Leonard (Registration Fee)

    $100

  • Jennifer Pesci-Anderson

    $100

  • Donny Morrison

    $50

  • The Cobert's. Best of luck Erin!

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Garrett M.

    $50

  • Tim and Maureen Burgess

    $50

  • Sides

    $50

  • Mama and Aunt Cathy with Cats

    $200

  • JT

    $50

  • ParsonsKellogg

    $500

  • Alyson Intihar

    $100

  • Vanessa Keany

    $25

  • Wolff Family

    $100

  • See you on the road

    $50

  • Steve and Cheryl Henry

    $100

  • Peggy Sawala

    $50

  • Jeff Chandler and Family.

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Emily Shipman

     

  • Patricia M. Socha

    $100

  • The naughtons

     

  • Superior Landscape Inc.

    $50

  • Laura Palmer

    $25

  • Aileen & Brendan Sheehan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nicole and Stephen Costa

    $50

  • Erika

     

  • Maggie & Matthew

    $50

  • Mala Marken

     

  • Deana, Evan, Miles, Easton & Rowan

    $100

  • Dan Carayiannis

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • The Cook Family

    $50

  • New Leaf Speaker Management

    $100

  • Greg Gerber

     

  • Kim Possible

    $100

  • Sanjay Patel

    $100

  • The Patten Family

    $50

  • Sally Ankeny Reiley

    $25

  • Stephen Tucker

    $100

  • Eileen Gibbons

    $100

  • Stephen Socha

    $200

  • Eileen Socha

    $100

  • Sara Berking

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Patty Berking

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ted, Kathy, Carly Socha

    $250

  • Grazyna and Zbigniew Kopec

    $100

  • Dexter and Archie Wynn

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Amy livermore

    $50

  • Julie Carroll

     

  • The Socha Family

    $250

  • Donna Patten

     

  • Sarah Weed

    $25

  • Cheryl Parent

    $25

  • Dave Castignola

    $100

  • The Lemon Family

    $50

  • David Walter

    $50

  • Meghan Berger

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Erin Leonard

    $240

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100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $652,453 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Schmitz

Amount Raised

$52,209

 

104% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sally Reiley

Amount Raised

$31,743

 

159% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Weinstein

Amount Raised

$31,738

 

159% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Knapp

Amount Raised

$25,800

 

103% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Herrick

Amount Raised

$18,736

 

101% Raised of $18,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Cannistraro

Amount Raised

$18,109

 

91% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

B Papadakis

Amount Raised

$17,038

 

114% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Grace MacDonald Shannon Smith

Amount Raised

$16,280

 

102% Raised of $16,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Erin Leonard

Erin Leonard

DONATION: $240

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In memory of MARGARET DUNN 2 years ago

Meghan Berger

Meghan Berger

DONATION: $25

Margaret Dunn 2 years ago

David Walter

David Walter

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Lemon Family

The Lemon Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dave Castignola

Dave Castignola

DONATION: $100

Way to go Erin Leonard! 2 years ago

Cheryl Parent

Cheryl Parent

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sarah Weed

Sarah Weed

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Donna Patten

Donna Patten

2 years ago

The Socha Family

The Socha Family

DONATION: $250

In Loving Memory of Papa Ernie Socha and Papa Dan Dunn. I'm sure they are Smiling down on their AWESOME GRANDDAUGHTER ERIN!! 2 years ago