I've joined the Miles for Miracles team because Boston Children' Hospital saved my son Jack's life. In honor of Jack's 18th birthday, I've decided to run the Falmouth Road Race and raise funds for Boston Children's Hospital so that every child can live a long and happy life.
Jack was born with a congenital heart defect, Transpostion of the Great Arteries, that was 100% fatal without surgery. At just 4 days of age, he had life saving open heart surgery at Boston Children's Hospial. It was an amazing but incredibly sad experience for our family. Jack has had a remarkably healthy childhood! He is currently an honor roll student at Lynn English High School. He runs on the varsity cross country team, plays defense on the varsity Lynn Jets lacrosse team and is the goalie on the varsity Lynn Jets ice hockey team. He was even awarded the Unsung Hero award for Jets hockey. Jack also plays the saxophone for the Lynn English High School band. As he makes plans for college, he has stated that he definitely wants to help others in some way. He has agreed to be my healthy patient partner. (Isn't that the best kind of patient partner?!)
Jack has received amazing care at the cardiac clinic at Boston Children's. 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. (Heart surgeries!!)
- Boston Children's welcomes kids whose families can't afford health care--more than any other hospital in Massachusetts.
- Community programs makes 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.
Support me, and support the hospital! #givebackwithjack Please make a gift today.