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Aaron Hale's Fundraiser:

Team With A Vision Boston 2017

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Aaron Hale

THE STORY:

A 14-year veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy, Aaron was an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Leader in both Iraq and Afghanistan. On his second mission in Afghanistan in 2011, his bomb squad was disarming an Improvised Explosive Device when another one detonated. In an instant, Aaron was blinded. In August 2015, Aaron lost his hearing due to a sudden case of bacterial meningitis. The illness caused Aaron to go deaf. To help him communicate, cochlear implants now aid his hearing.

Originally a cook in the Navy, Aaron and his fiancée McKayla also started a fudge business called EOD Extra Ordinary Delights.

 “I don’t have my eyesight…so a lot of the experience is taken from me. I still get to feel the air, I can feel the crispness when I inhale and exhale. Then there’s the sense of accomplishment – getting out and doing something that may be the hardest thing, physically, you’ve ever done.”

We are excited to have Aaron join our roster for his second Boston Marathon!

For the last 24 years members of Team With A Vision have toed the starting line on Marathon Monday and shown the world that with the right support anything is possible.

Our international team of blind and sighted runners race to support individuals throughout Massachusetts living with vision loss. Their efforts allow the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to deliver professional, peer and volunteer support to over 1,100 individuals each year, giving them the support they need to live with dignity and independence.

All funds raised support MABVI's statewide network of vision rehabilitation services, which include 14 low vision clinics, 34 low vision support groups, and 300 volunteers matched 1:1 with blind individuals.

We are honored to be a part of the 2017 Boston Athletic Association Boston Marathon Official Charity Program!

$1,260

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chip Bergstrom

    $200

  • Bud Bergstrom

    $25

  • Douglas Katz and Kim Storey

    $500

  • Ray Kurzweil

     

  • Meg Storey

    $25

  • Jill Storey

     

  • Jaimie Sanford and Ted Storey

    $35

  • mona yaguda-ross

    $50

  • Doug Sheff

    $300

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The Team: $237,125 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Massachusetts Association for the B...

Amount Raised

$46,347

 

21% Raised of $225,000 Goal

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Randy Meacham

Amount Raised

$15,250

 

102% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Grant Bachhuber

Amount Raised

$13,077

 

131% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Cory Gardner

Amount Raised

$11,449

 

114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Sarah Scalia

Amount Raised

$10,313

 

103% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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John Polino

Amount Raised

$10,225

 

136% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Megan Birch-McMichael

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Meghan Conway

Amount Raised

$9,763

 

130% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Doug Sheff

Doug Sheff

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

mona yaguda-ross

mona yaguda-ross

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jaimie Sanford and Ted Storey

Jaimie Sanford and Ted Storey

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

Jill Storey

Jill Storey

2 years ago

Meg Storey

Meg Storey

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil

2 years ago

Douglas Katz and Kim Storey

Douglas Katz and Kim Storey

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Bud Bergstrom

Bud Bergstrom

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Chip Bergstrom

Chip Bergstrom

DONATION: $200

2 years ago