I've signed on to fundraise for the TD Hub on Wheels Citywide Bike Ride because I believe so strongly in all the amazing things Boston Children's Hospital does for kids.
As many of you know, Boston Children's Hospital administed care for our son Lucas until he passed. He was born September 18, 2015 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, MA. Soon after, Heather and I noticed something wasn't quite right. After countless days in Baystate Children's, we decided to have him moved to Boston Children's. After tests and CT Scans over several days, we were met with the grim words of the doctors "we need to discuss the quality of life". Lucas was essentially paralyzed, from contracting meningitis. He couldn't move his limbs or breath on his own, but could blink and make eye contact. We both made the decision that no parent should ever have to make. Lucas passed away in our arms during the early hours of October 20th . They say time heals, but I don't find that true. I feel the same pain now that I did almost 2 years ago. I find peace that he is no longer in pain. While this ride is directed toward the cancer center at Boston Children's, I'm riding and fundraising in order to give back to the hospital for going above and beyond for our family during our time in need. They continue to reach out frequently to check in. Thank you for your support.