Meet my friend Mae, a patient of Boston Children’s. She is A-MAE-ZING!!! She continuously shatters stereotypes along with her buddies rocking an extra chromosome showing determination, persistence and resiliency. All of the same aspects that will help me get through the 26.2 miles. From open heart surgery to pulling herself up and walking on her own Mae continues to demonstrate resilience and shatter all stereotypes. Not only is she A-MAE-ZING, she is a miracle. Our children with Down Syndrome are participating in main stream schools, graduating, going on to four year colleges, holding jobs, contributing to their communities and spreading more joy and love at any given moment than most of us typical people. The world needs more of this.
I first ran and qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2013. I look forward to making my return after the 2013 tragedy to the Boston Marathon. Sometimes it’s not just about sport, it’s about something bigger. I will be running the 2017 Boston Marathon as a member of “Team Miles for Miracles” in support of Boston Children’s Hospital. 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 makes a point of reaching out to help low-income and at-risk kids.
Boston Children's is one of the best children's hospitals in the world. Your support will help provide earlier diagnoses and more effective treatments—giving hope to kids from around the corner and across the globe.
Thank you for supporting Boston Children’s Hospital and Mae & Friends.
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