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TEAMTRF BOSTON 2015

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BENEFITING: TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Meagan McCarthy

THE STORY:

There's only one Boston. 

Nearly 20 years ago, Travis graduated from Tabor Academy and moved to Boston to begin his freshman year at Boston University. He suffered a devastating injury 11 seconds into his first shift on the BU hockey team that left him paralyzed. He persevered, went back to get his degree, and graduated from BU on time. He started the Travis Roy Foundation, became a motivational speaker, and has raised over 5 million dollars for spinal cord injury research and individual grants for paraplegics and quadriplegics. 

Nearly five years ago, I graduated from Tabor Academy and moved to Boston to begin my freshman year at Boston College. Since then, Boston has become my home. I fell in love with BC, took a variety of classes, gave a handful of campus tours, cheered at nearly every football and hockey game, and met lifelong friends. I spent 3 years cheering for the runners on Marathon Monday and 1 year running it myself. When I think about my new home, I think about the amazing community here and the people who have helped me accomplish so many of my goals.

I am so lucky that our paths have crossed. 

Travis is my biggest inspiration. He has taught me the importance of setting goals, working hard, and taking on every challenge that comes our way. He has showed me how a positive attitude and great sense of humor can turn any day around. He is the reason I get out of bed on Saturday mornings to join the Charity Teams group on our long, snowy, Boston runs. 

I am beyond grateful for this chance to run the Boston Marathon for my friend Travis, to finish the race that I started in 2013, and to further the mission of the Travis Roy Foundation.

Thank you all for the continued support!

 

TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION wrote -

The Travis Roy Foundation was established in 1997 to fund research and help spinal cord injury survivors by providing adaptive equipment. Inspired by Travis’ own story, the lifeblood of the Travis Roy Foundation has been the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations across North America. This generosity has made an immediate impact on the lives of many individuals.

IT’S ABOUT INDEPENDENCE.

It’s amazing how the little things in life are so precious when they are not so easy to accomplish.  When you have a spinal cord injury, it has an impact on every aspect of your life – from your emotions to your finances. A portion of the money raised by the Travis Roy Foundation goes toward individual grant funds to purchase adaptive equipment to help paraplegics and quadriplegics live their lives.

For someone with a spinal cord injury, having the right wheelchair can mean the difference between feeling helplessly insufficient and being independent. You’re not just helping the recipient. You also relieve some of the physical and emotional strain on family and friends.

IT’S ABOUT HOPE.

It is the wish of every paralyzed person that one day their wheelchair will no longer be needed. The Travis Roy Foundation has awarded more than a million dollars in research grants. For researchers and scientists the most important question is basic: How can an injured spinal cord be regenerated? Researchers are working tirelessly to determine how cells in the central nervous system communicate with one another, but the research is expensive and a cure is likely still years away. The more money we raise, the sooner a cure will be found.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL MAKE.

Donations of all sizes have an impact – every penny you donate will help the Travis Roy Foundation do its work.

 

$10,670

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jane and Bill

    $100

  • Joanne and Louis Ludovici

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $1,000

  • Kelli

    $50

  • Suffolk Construction's Red & Blue Foundation

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Seamus & Brogan Leary

    $25

  • Leslie Geil

    $10

  • Mark

    $50

  • Jean Sudduth

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $600

  • Streeter family

    $100

  • The Newman Family

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Kate & Adam Hernandez

    $25

  • Jay & Leslie Stroud

    $200

  • Eileen and Bill Looney

    $100

  • Lisa and Tom Yeransian

    $100

  • The Longs

    $25

  • Schmitz Family

    $25

  • Sara Yeransian

    $30

  • Pat and Laurie Farren

    $200

  • Emily Grover

    $25

  • Bill and Joy Lee Eppes

    $25

  • David Chang

    $30

  • Deshpande Fam

    $200

  • Lisa & Gerry Clancy

    $100

  • Ben Eld

    $25

  • The Becker Family

    $100

  • Macauley Family

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Samantha Barney

    $15

  • Nicole Smalley

     

  • Sarah Wickman

     

  • Kev

    $100

  • John and Casey Quirk

    $250

  • Alicia Smith

    $50

  • Julia Haftel

    $25

  • The Krein Family

    $10

  • Jack & Mandy

    $250

  • Susan Rotondi

    $50

  • Paula McDonald

    $25

  • Rebecca Nelson

     

  • Merry& John

    $100

  • Patricia Stush

    $20

  • Heidi Simms

    $25

  • Mike, Airami, Kole and Jessa Bentz

    $50

  • Lee and Brenda Roy

    $50

  • Sammi Muther

    $25

  • Meagan McCarthy

    $570

  • Alyssa Rueb

    $24

  • The FRoller

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Laurie Josefek

    $51

  • Louise Kelly

    $40

  • Ken and Sylvia Litke

    $100

  • Colby Morgan

    $30

  • John Kwon

     

  • Karen and Jake Jacobsen

    $100

  • Jeannie Ostiguy

    $25

  • Maija Scarpaci

    $50

  • Amy Jakubielski

     

  • Meagan McCarthy

    $25

  • Molly McCarthy

    $115

  • John Hancock

    $30

  • Ashley Newsome

    $20

  • TRF Fundraiser

    $315

  • Charlotte Armstrong

    $10

  • Reese

    $250

  • Beth MacDougall

     

  • Stephi's Brunch/HATT Club

    $20

  • Rachel Fagut

    $25

  • DigitasLBi Boston

    $300

  • Amy, Patrick and Vivian Carney

    $100

  • Marthe and Jim Soden

    $100

  • Karley

    $95

  • Julie Roy

    $25

  • Joseph Gravellese

    $25

  • Kyler Canastra

     

  • Backstays

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Digitas Boston Charity Match

    $570

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107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $43,170 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ed Farrington

Amount Raised

$13,400

Fundraiser Title

Kristin Bold

Amount Raised

$10,850

 

101% Raised of $10,750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meagan McCarthy

Amount Raised

$10,670

 

107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Landry

Amount Raised

$8,250

 

103% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Digitas Boston Charity Match

Digitas Boston Charity Match

DONATION: $570

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

Knew the odd number was driving you crazy 2 years ago

Backstays

Backstays

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kyler Canastra

Kyler Canastra

Best of luck, Meg!! You're an inspiration and I am so proud of who you have become! Best wishes from Spain! 2 years ago

Joseph Gravellese

Joseph Gravellese

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Austin Travis 2 years ago

Julie Roy

Julie Roy

DONATION: $25

Thanks for supporting TRF! 2 years ago

Karley

Karley

DONATION: $95

I believe in you Meggy! I love you! 2 years ago

Marthe and Jim Soden

Marthe and Jim Soden

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Amy, Patrick and Vivian Carney

Amy, Patrick and Vivian Carney

DONATION: $100

You're amazing. I'll be thinking of you and I know JEC will be too. 2 years ago

DigitasLBi Boston

DigitasLBi Boston

DONATION: $300

2 years ago