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Team with a Vision Boston 2015

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Aaron Hale

THE STORY:

Aaron Hale is new to distance running. He's also pretty new to being blind.

Aaron is a 37 year old former Army bomb squad technician and the proud father of a 4 year old boy. Aaron has always been physically active but had never run more than 6 miles in a stretch before his injury in 2011. On December 8, 2011, Aaron approached an improvised explosive device, which he had previously worked on from a distance using a robotic device. He was about ten yards away when it exploded. Every bone in his face was broken, and his right eye lids were fused together from the burns. His left eye lids were torn and his left eye had exploded. He was completely blind. 

While sitting in his bed at Walter Reed, he fought with and had to come to grips with the fact that he would never get to toss the football or baseball around with his son like other fathers could.

He was, however, determined not to let his new condition defeat him and sought out each and every opportunity to show his son that he could still do anything. Since leaving the hospital, Aaron has run 4 marathons, climbed mountains, and paddled white water in a solo kayak.

“I’m just trying to do the best I can with what I have. My son deserves that. In August I’ll be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and hope to be the 1st blind veteran to climb all of the 7 summits. As I reach out into the dark to find newer and bigger challenges, I gravitate towards other individuals and organizations that do great things. Team With A Vision is one of those organizations, and I hope to do great things with them!"​

 

$1,745

MONEY RAISED
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  • Stephen Hendrickson and David Mccord

    $500

  • David & Christine Root

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Diane and Greg Englund

    $250

  • Matt and Candace Root

    $20

  • Therese Minton

    $250

  • Jack & Francis Harris

    $150

  • Dan and Debbie Croak

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

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The Team: $129,279 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Richard Hunter

Amount Raised

$14,240

Fundraiser Title

Massachusetts Association for the B...

Amount Raised

$13,652

 

9% Raised of $150,000 Goal

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Julie O'Mara

Amount Raised

$11,600

Fundraiser Title

Ellen Goldberg

Amount Raised

$10,786

 

77% Raised of $13,977 Goal

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Norah Broughton and Diane

Amount Raised

$7,999

Fundraiser Title

Hillary Sandeen

Amount Raised

$7,595

Fundraiser Title

Erich Manser

Amount Raised

$7,567

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Marissa Garofano

Amount Raised

$7,370

 

74% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Dan and Debbie Croak

Dan and Debbie Croak

DONATION: $50

For the fallen who died that we may run in peace. 3 years ago

Jack & Francis Harris

Jack & Francis Harris

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Therese Minton

Therese Minton

DONATION: $250

Good luck. Magnificent effort. Therese 3 years ago

Matt and Candace Root

Matt and Candace Root

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Diane and Greg Englund

Diane and Greg Englund

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

David & Christine Root

David & Christine Root

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Stephen Hendrickson and David Mccord

Stephen Hendrickson and David Mccord

DONATION: $500

3 years ago