I'm so grateful and proud that I will be running the 2020 Boston Marathon on behalf of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. I've been watching the Boston Marathon for many years seeing so many runners crossing the finish line and it has always been my dream to run it myself one day. I'm so excited that BIDMC is giving me the opportunity to run my very first Marathon and making my dream come true. The money I help raise will directly benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at BIDMC. I hope you can all help me reach my fundraising goal.
Ulrich and I moved to Boston 15 years ago. We each came with 2 suitcases and the plan was to stay for 2 years. But we fell in love with the City of Boston and its people and are still here 15 years later. All of our 3 kids were born at BIBMC in Boston. Our youngest son was born 5 weeks early and had to spend one week in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). We received such excellent care in the NICU and felt so well taken care of that luckily we could leave the hospital just one week later with a small but healthy baby. How lucky we were to be at such an amazing hospital!
I love to run, it's one of my happy places:-) But I've never run a full marathon before so as excited as I am I'm also a little scared. Knowing that when I cross the finish line on April 20 it will not only change my life but also -by having raised money with all of your help- make a difference in many other people's life makes me believe that I can do it.
Please help me to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Untit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. No donation is too little, no gesture too small. Together we can make a difference!! I cannot do it without you!
Thank you and vielen Dank!
The Klarman Family Neonatal lntensive Care Unit (NICU)
Each year, approximately one in eight babies in the United States is born prematurely, which has a profound impact on newborns and their families. These vulnerable babies often present with complex medical needs, ranging from severe breathing trouble to underdeveloped organs, and require specialized care to give them a healthy start. The NICU provides state-of-the-art, family-centered care for about 1,000 high-risk newborns and their families each year.