Welcome to Donna's Run for BCH in NYC!
I am incredibly excited and proud to say that I have joined the Miles for Miracles team!!
I have joined this great team because I believe so strongly in all the amazing things Boston Children's Hospital does for kids:
- The hospital's patient care programs are unusually sensitive to what sick and injured children and their families really need.
- Researchers regularly make amazing discoveries that change children's lives.
- Boston Children's welcomes kids whose families can't afford health care--more than any other hospital in Massachusetts.
- Community programs make a point of reaching out to help low-income and at-risk kids.
And the hospital doesn't just stop there. Boston Children's really understands the importance of training the next generation of top pediatricians and nurses, so they can continue to provide the best, most innovative care possible to kids.
Boston Children's Hospital has also been a part of my family's life as well. When my daughter was barely 2 years old she was diagnosed with a certain type of heart murmur which required surgery to repair. The procedure was to close a hole near a valve of her heart which was causing improper blood flow. The doctors, nurses and staff at children's were absolutely wonderful. They made sure we understood the entire process; made our daughter feel incredibly safe and comfortable in their care; and gave us as parent tremendous support while waiting for the surgery to be performed. Expectations for my daughter were not high in terms of playing sports, exercise, and other activities as a result of the murmur even after surgery to repair it. I am extremely happy to say that as she grew, she defied the odds given. She was a gymnast, played baseball, basketball, and became the fastest runner and most amazing soccer star on the team. We are forever grateful to the steady and caring hands that helped heal our daughter and mended her broken heart.
Please support me, and support the hospital! Every child deserves a chance to grow up healthy and to their fullest potential.
Please make a gift today!