Miles for Miracles: Anna Barry
Dear family and friends,
I have joined the Miles for Miracles team because of the impact that Boston Children’s Hospital has on its patients and their families. I know firsthand the miracles that the doctors and nurses at Boston Children’s Hospital contribute to as my sister, Sophie, was a patient in the ICU. Shortly after Sophie was born, she was diagnosed with a severe case of RSV that required her to be hooked up to oxygen and an IV because her lungs were unable to support her body. My parents were told by doctors that in the best case Sophie would have asthma for the rest of her life. On the other end of the spectrum, the doctors said that the worst case scenario was death. Sophie fought to breathe every day. She embraced a fighter’s spirit. I am blessed to say that Sophie does not have even the “best case” of asthma. Today, she is a happy, healthy, vibrant, intelligent 18-year-old who is a freshman at Harvard College. I admire her perseverance in everything she puts her mind to. She is my hero and best friend. I would not be the same person I am today if she was not here. I am forever grateful to the doctors and nurses who treated her in the ICU and nursed her back to health.
I am blessed that I get to share this experience with Sophie as she will be running for the Miles for Miracles team too. On April 17th, 2017 Sophie and I will toe the line for the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton and begin our journey towards the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston. My family and I are in awe of the doctors and nurses at Boston Children’s Hospital for their continued excellence in caring for patients of all illnesses.
Support my run, and support the hospital that immensely impacted my family and the many other patients and their families. Please make a gift today.