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WUNning for Narcolepsy

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BENEFITING: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

ORGANIZER: WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY INC

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Stuart Smith

THE STORY:

Stuart Smith

Nashville, TN

Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

Several years ago, I replaced a hip for a patient who was a long-distance runner and narcoleptic. Prior to the surgery, he had planned to run a marathon. Even though he had gotten back to running after the surgery, 26 miles was a journey a bit too far, and he asked me to run the race in his place.

Coincidentally, one of my best friends, also an orthopaedic surgeon in North Carolina, has struggled for years with narcolepsy but is very functional on medication. So when my patient called, I felt honored to run for him.

I suppose my childhood toughened me to challenge. I grew up on a chicken farm in South Georgia with four brothers and sisters. The farm went bankrupt when I was 10, and we had to move to Atlanta. We lived in a hotel for a few weeks as my dad looked for work. We eventually landed on our feet. But I think the stability of a medical career drew me to it after experiencing the sheriff at our door with an eviction notice.

I’ve run five marathons (Kiawah, Nashville twice, New York, and Chicago). My best time is 3:54. It’s always been a dream to run the legendary Boston Marathon! But at age 48 and three knee surgeries later, I doubt qualifying for Boston is in the cards. My goal on April 15 is 3:45.

I love running but have never run for charity. Knowing what I do about narcolepsy, I’m pleased and privileged to be hitting the road for Boston to benefit Wake Up Nacolepsy.

I hope you’ll support my journey with a donation! 

$2,192

MONEY RAISED
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  • Stuart Smith

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tabitha Crawford

    $100

  • Zimmer Melia & Associates, Inc.

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $142

  • C3 Consulting, LLC

    $150

  • Medical Ventures, Inc. (Bailey)

    $750

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

The Team: $56,553 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

David Gow

Amount Raised

$38,655

 

148% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jared Chrudimsky

Amount Raised

$4,729

Fundraiser Title

Shelby Harris

Amount Raised

$4,375

 

88% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jacqueline Sager

Amount Raised

$2,623

Fundraiser Title

Stuart Smith

Amount Raised

$2,192

Fundraiser Title

Scott Graham

Amount Raised

$2,080

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Chamberlin

Amount Raised

$1,614

Fundraiser Title

Brian Nist

Amount Raised

$110

Donor Comments

Medical Ventures, Inc. (Bailey)

Medical Ventures, Inc. (Bailey)

DONATION: $750

4 years ago

C3 Consulting, LLC

C3 Consulting, LLC

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $142

4 years ago

Zimmer Melia & Associates, Inc.

Zimmer Melia & Associates, Inc.

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Tabitha Crawford

Tabitha Crawford

DONATION: $100

Hey, you fixed my knee so I could run the Boston last year--enjoy the opportunity for a benefit so close to our hearts. Thanks for all you do! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Hoke Smith, Jr 5 years ago

Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith

DONATION: $500

Let's get this thing started 5 years ago