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Destiny Lucia's Fundraiser:

Team Spaulding Race for Rehab

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April 14, 2013

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BENEFITING: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

ORGANIZER: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Destiny Lucia

THE STORY:

 

A little over two years ago, I was working at Spaulding Rehab when I got a phone call from my Dad.  It was the kind of phone call you never, ever want to get.

"Your brother is in an ambulance, we think he broke his neck"

I can't even begin to tell you the panic and fear I felt while I drove the two hours to Maine to be with my brother and my family, but the next thing I do remember is when Dylan's neurosurgeon walked into the waiting room to tell us about my brother's condition.  He told us that Dylan was doing well, but he most likely would never walk again.  

I had only worked at Spaulding for 10 months, but even during that short time, I had seen some of the most amazing recoveries.  This gave me hope when I went into my brother's room in the Intensive Care Unit, heavy with the knowledge of this prognosis.

Not long after the nurses left my brother, who could not move or feel his left leg, asked me what his neurosurgeon told us about his injury.  I could not let my brother believe that he would never walk again, so I lied.  I told him they didn't know how he would heal, but if he wanted to walk again, and he worked for it, then it was possible.  Lucky for me, my brother believed me.

Dylan was admitted to Spaulding a few weeks later, and over the next several weeks he worked hard with his therapists everyday.  One day, while I was working, Dylan surprised me by WALKING by my desk. 

My brother Dylan is my hero, he is the reason I am running the Boston Marathon.  He showed such strength and determination throughout his recovery, and continues to work hard, over two years later.  And I never forget that he would never be where he is today without the wonderful team of therapists, nurses and doctors that supported him during his recovery at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. 

Spaulding supports people like Dylan every day to make miraculous recoveries.  If you are visiting this page, I hope it is because you are considering donating!  Please help support me by making a tax-deductible donation that will help Spaulding continue to help patients and families.

Visit the sites below to learn more about Dylan's injury and recovery:

http://www.wcsh6.com/life/community/herocentral/article/142299/243/Man-seriously-injured-in-swimming-accident-to-take-the-plunge-to-help-others

http://www.wlbz2.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=142798

 

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital wrote -

As our Race for Rehab Marathon Team trains to complete the historic 26.2 miles in April, Spaulding is getting closer to crossing another finish line. 

In April 2013, Spaulding will move to a brand new facility in Charlestown.  This state-of-the-art facility will be a special resource for Greater Boston, New England, and beyond. It will greatly enhance clinical capacities, provide comfortable and accessible patient accommodations, promote a truly transformative clinical research enterprise, and be a source of aesthetic enjoyment for the community.

Located on a beautiful site with harbor views and dock facilities for therapeutic water sports and community use. The design supports a holistic therapeutic approach that will help restore patients’ independence and facilitate their transition back into the community, while at the same time welcoming the public, at all levels of ability and mobility.

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital's journey started in 1970. Now, one of the largest and most sophisticated rehabilitation networks in the United States, Spaulding provides comprehensive rehabilitation services.  With the flagship location in Boston, MA, the network is made up of Spaulding Boston, Spaulding Cape Cod, Spaulding North Shore, Spaulding Cambridge, 23 outpatient centers and two skilled nursing facilities throughout Massachusetts.

Our dedicated team of specialists help patients get back into the action of their every day lives as soon as possible – often with astonishing results. Our motto, "Find Your Stength" reflects this mission.  The Race for Rehab team will Find Their Strength as they take on this amazing endeavor - and we can't wait to greet them at the finish in April 2013.

For more information on Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Race for Rehab team, please contact Taylor Austin, Special Events Coordinator at 617-573-2992 or taustin@partners.org.

$5,207

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ann Marie Dwyer

    $100

  • Tim Lynch

    $100

  • Arlone Cofield

    $50

  • Stephen Woodhouse

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ciara Alkins

    $20

  • mary shaughnessy

    $50

  • Jackson Arthur Lucia

    $260

  • Rachel

    $50

  • Maria Manuela Almeida

    $50

  • Gen Conlin

    $100

  • Celtics Raffle

    $301

  • NorthStar Fundraising Party

    $327

  • Chuck, Ellen and Hunter Sether Kang

    $50

  • Cara Brickley

    $25

  • Patricia Lemerise

    $50

  • Mira

     

  • Amy Johnson

    $20

  • Harold Stoddard

    $54

  • Mary Lucia

    $131

  • Jonah Feldman

    $20

  • Rodney lucia

    $25

  • Mary Beth

    $25

  • Justine Fields-Dion

    $25

  • Lindy B

    $15

  • Thomas Drake

    $50

  • Crispina Ampane

    $25

  • Dan Meninger

    $50

  • Erin O'Grady

    $50

  • Deb Waugh

    $26

  • Mariann Abrams

    $100

  • Ryan & Nichole Desrochers

    $40

  • Olga

    $26

  • Jumpin Jakes Party

    $590

  • Stephanie Perkins

    $40

  • Russell Caron

    $26

  • Karen Hughes

    $25

  • Martha Hunter

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $45

  • Kate and John

    $50

  • Leila Amarra

    $26

  • Thistle and That Farm, LLC

    $26

  • Moss

    $25

  • Tara Jennings

    $25

  • Shalev

    $26

  • Sandy Martin

    $10

  • Kevin

    $50

  • Kathy Mathieu

    $15

  • Emily Martin

    $20

  • Maureen Delehanty

     

  • Jason Ramirez

    $26

  • Josh Tozier

    $26

  • Adam C

    $25

  • David

    $250

  • Destiny's Spaulding Friends :)

    $175

  • Pat Lyons

     

  • John Diane Sarah Emily

    $100

  • Rachel Chemerynski

     

  • Mary Ellen McGuire

    $50

  • Deirdre Ahern (Diane's cousin)

    $20

  • Patricia Stanley

     

  • Keri

    $30

  • STINK!

    $150

  • Sarah Woodhouse

    $20

  • Susan Belvis

    $25

  • Anonymous Katz

    $40

  • Mary Minton (Diane's cousin)

    $20

  • Sharon Spivack ( Diane's Cousin)

    $20

  • Ashley Cataldo

    $20

  • Going Away Party

     

  • Cindi Clark

    $200

  • Furb

    $26

  • Paula Hereau

    $52

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Teresa Reddy

    $25

  • Lori Bokowy

    $26

  • Andree LeRoy

    $30

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104% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $180,212 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

David Storto

Amount Raised

$22,637

Fundraiser Title

Michele Leone

Amount Raised

$15,185

 

117% Raised of $13,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Banks

Amount Raised

$13,928

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Rheaume

Amount Raised

$8,341

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Skeiber

Amount Raised

$7,925

 

159% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Brome

Amount Raised

$7,912

 

158% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Geraci

Amount Raised

$7,150

Fundraiser Title

Nikki Mansfield

Amount Raised

$6,974

 

139% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Andree LeRoy

Andree LeRoy

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Lori Bokowy

Lori Bokowy

DONATION: $26

I hope you can take pride in all that effort leading up to yesterday and find comfort in all the good that being part of a charity team provides. 5 years ago

Teresa Reddy

Teresa Reddy

DONATION: $25

Way to GO Destiny!!!! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $35

5 years ago

Paula Hereau

Paula Hereau

DONATION: $52

5 years ago

Furb

Furb

DONATION: $26

You are awesome! 5 years ago

Cindi Clark

Cindi Clark

DONATION: $200

Dylan Woodhouse 5 years ago

Going Away Party

Going Away Party

5 years ago

Ashley Cataldo

Ashley Cataldo

DONATION: $20

Good luck Destiny! 5 years ago

Sharon Spivack ( Diane's Cousin)

Sharon Spivack ( Diane's Cousin)

DONATION: $20

I will look for you, I will be handing out water on the left side of mile 15. You will remember this for a lifetime! 5 years ago