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2013 Mass General Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Ronan King

THE STORY:

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.

A bit about me - I’m Irish born & bred, currently residing in Sydney Australia but spending 9 months in Boston on a work assignment. Six months into my assignment I've found the work experience extremely valuable for my professional development and Boston life has treated me well. My colleagues have been very supportive with both their hospitality and career advice.

I’m running the Boston Marathon this year to raise funds for the Mass General Hospital Pediatric Oncology Clinic. Here's why...

I am a massive sports fan in general, and my typical training is more suited to Rugby than long distance running. When my cousins here in Boston mentioned that a spot on the MGH Pediatric Oncology Marathon team had opened up just over a month ago, I decided to switch up my training and have a go at the institution that is the Boston Marathon to raise money for such a worthy cause. Not only am i playing catch-up with my training but also my fundraising!

I have TWO cousins who've been treated at MGH - one who has completed cancer treatment and one still being treated.

Liam Talbot is now 15 years old, he has very complex medical problems including: chronic arsenic poisoning, Crohn's disease, severe dysautonomia, cardiovascular problems, immunocompromised, and severe small fiber polyneuropathy affecting his entire autonomic system. Liam has been receiving IVIG every three weeks since he was 7 years old at MGH Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinic. He has 16 MGH doctors who are on his medical team to help improve his quality of life, he has been a patient at MGH since he was a baby. The staff at MGH have become part of Liam's family and support system. They work very hard to improve Liam's quality of life and also help to preserve the huge smile that is engraved on Liam's face on a daily basis. Although his medical problems have become more complicated, Liam continues to become stronger emotionally throughout each medical obstacle that comes along his path. Liam struggles everyday to do very simple tasks that most children his age do without any effort. Unfortunately, his health has been deteriorating and he has been on daily IV fluids to help stabilize his cardiovascular system. Liam is unable to attend his freshman year in high school and is being home tutored and taking on-line high school classes. Despite his daily medical battles, Liam continues to strive to work toward his life goal of becoming a Pediatric GI doctor, and we are all confident that he will accomplish his goals with his strong drive, determination and positive attitude.

Shane King was diagnosed at 6 months old in 2006 with rhabdomyosarcoma and received chemotherapy, surgery and proton radiation at MGH to treat his cancer. Shane's family is grateful for the support that Shane received, not only from the doctors and nurses that treated Shane but also from the child life team, the administrators and staff at the clinic. In November 2012 Shane graduated to the clinic's long term survivor program, marking 5 years of cancer free scans, following completion of his treatment in 2007.

 

I am also running the marathon in honour & memory of my cousin Darragh King. Darragh sadly had Leukemia and passed away on Feb 28 1986, aged 7 Years 9 months.

Finally, thank you all in advance for your generous support. Hopefully this is a unique opportunity for everyone to support a very worthy local Boston cause.

Many Thanks,

Ronan

$8,775

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ronan King

    $100

  • Matt & Kathleen McGonagle

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Judy Fitzgerald

     

  • Vardaxis Family

    $100

  • Steve Klar

     

  • Ian Link

    $100

  • Linx and Fiona

    $50

  • Steve Jones

    $100

  • ASP

    $50

  • Philip Brooks

    $100

  • Will Lockhart

    $100

  • Charles Davies

    $100

  • Pek San

    $50

  • Claire Forrest

     

  • Michael Knight

     

  • Finch family

     

  • Jon, Cara, Oliver & Wyatt Swart

     

  • Scott ODonnell

     

  • The Somers Family

     

  • The Monagle Family

     

  • Catherine Hum

    $50

  • Joe Gorham

    $100

  • Mc0y

     

  • Brian Murray

    $100

  • Danielle

    $20

  • Annelyn, Charles, Jo, Ado, Brooke, Dave

    $200

  • Richard Rauch

    $100

  • Jim & Kate McKenna

    $100

  • Dana and Erin

    $50

  • Paul Gordon

    $50

  • Akiko Takahashi

    $50

  • The Firicano Family

     

  • Annie Gorham

    $100

  • Alexandra Earl

    $50

  • Gwen Greenberg

    $50

  • The Quersher Family

     

  • Friends of Shane

    $500

  • Ray Alexander

     

  • The Yang Family

     

  • Patrick

     

  • MaryEllen Talbot

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Paul and Lulu Coakley

     

  • Jim Coulter

     

  • Zara Windle

     

  • Mark Shim

     

  • Dave and Becky King

    $200

  • Amber & John Ahern

    $50

  • Norman

    $100

  • Jamie & Tania Barker

     

  • Aisling

    $200

  • Malcolm

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Janet Perumal

     

  • Yvette and John Manus

    $50

  • Al Wilson

     

  • Allison Ross

     

  • The Drappi family

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. Brendan J. Swords

    $250

  • Fifteen dollars

    $15

  • Dean Bradley

    $30

  • Errisbeg Lodge

     

  • Tara King

    $25

  • D.

    $50

  • Brian Guck

    $100

  • Thomas King

     

  • big jack

    $100

  • Mark Campbell

    $50

  • Shane King

    $75

  • Barb & Kevin

     

  • Tara King

     

  • Will

    $2,000

  • Linda Harris

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anne Stamoulis

     

  • Kevin Blake

    $200

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117% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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The Team: $951,779 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Amount Raised

$181,450

 

24% Raised of $750,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Howard Weinstein

Amount Raised

$93,188

 

124% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Cincotta

Amount Raised

$35,562

 

142% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bonnie and Bob Monahan

Amount Raised

$20,558

Fundraiser Title

Lindsey Beggan

Amount Raised

$18,247

Fundraiser Title

Phyllis Joyce

Amount Raised

$17,730

 

24% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Bronk

Amount Raised

$15,271

 

153% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Flagg

Amount Raised

$13,145

Donor Comments

Kevin Blake

Kevin Blake

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Anne Stamoulis

Anne Stamoulis

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Linda Harris

Linda Harris

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Will

Will

DONATION: $2,000

You ar my hero amongst heroes. Well done, my friend. 5 years ago

Tara King

Tara King

5 years ago

Barb & Kevin

Barb & Kevin

5 years ago

Shane King

Shane King

DONATION: $75

Don't let me down !!!!!! 5 years ago

Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell

DONATION: $50

Fair play to ya Ronan! 5 years ago

big jack

big jack

DONATION: $100

go n-eiri an bothair leath. 5 years ago