BENEFITING: TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
I am extremely grateful to the Travis Roy Foundation for allowing me to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon on behalf of his team. Being able to train and raise money for this team leading up to the 2014 Boston Marathon will have more meaning to me then I can put into words.
About 28 years ago my mother fell down a flight of stairs and was paralyzed from the neck down. Within seconds (just like Travis) her life was changed forever and so was ours. This took place in a town in PA and although the doctors claimed they did all they could, she never got better, never got off the feeding tube and ventilator (and the complications that brought to her) and never really enjoyed life from that point on. She missed countless holidays, weddings and other family events unless we were able to organize the event in her nursing home room. At that time we didn't have the financial resources or even know what other resources were available to improve her quality of life. After about 5 years of living in an 8 by 10 bedroom with minimal exposure to the outside she passed away.
Last April prior to the 2013 Boston Marathon I was fortunate enough to be at an event and heard Travis talk about his experience and how this great Foundation helps paralyzed patients and their families. During his talk I fought really hard to hold back the tears wishing I knew of such a foundation 28 years ago and how through such a foundation my mother's quality of life could have been improved.
Unfortunately, it is too late for me to help my mother but maybe the money I help raise can help another patient and their family in a similar situation as my family was in.
Thank you very much for your contribution.
TRAVIS ROY FOUNDATION wrote -
Please join the Travis Roy Foundation in supporting our Runners in this year's Marathon. Raising money to Help Others Move Forward! Thank you!
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