Three years ago I was traveling in a car with three colleagues when we were hit head on by a driver high on heroin. Despite the best efforts of first responders and hospital staff, I suffered severe paralysis and I am now confined to a motorized wheel chair. I'm so very grateful to those first responders and to the fact that my colleagues and friends survived that terrible crash. A big shout out to the New Hampshire State Police...no finer law enforcement agency in the world!
Prior to the accident, I was engaged to the love of my life, Joan. Shortly after the accident, we were married in Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by family, friends, and hospital staff. Life moves on and in 2018 Joan and I welcomed our first child Julie into this world. Happy, healthy, and as pretty as her mother...what more could I ask for!
The last three years have been full of challenges and hardships as Joan and I adjust to a life with paralysis BUT it has also been full of many blessings...blessings that Joan and I give thanks for every day. Family, friends, colleagues, and amazing people like the staff at Journey Forward, who have supported us every step of the way.
Competing in the 2019 Boston Marathon is my way of saying THANK YOU to the wonderful staff at Journey Forward for all that they have done for me physically and mentally. I hope that by fundraising for Journey Forward, they can continue their critical work empowering people who suffer from paralysis.
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