My name is Charlie Staub, and I just registered to run 10k in the NYCRuns Brooklyn Ice-Cream Social on August 24th in honor my my cousin Emmet. Please consider supporting me, as I will donate all funds that I raise to Boston Children’s Hospital, the amazing institution where Emmet has been receiving treatment for the last 7 weeks.
Emmet has a rare blood disease called aplastic anemia. After enduring chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, Emmet continues to power through like a champion and with a smile on his face. I’m so proud of him.
Boston Children’s hospital is obviously a very special place to Emmet and our family. They do everything they can to make Emmet feel comfortable and at home. The nurses are super friendly and hardworking, and the doctors proactive and caring. Because bone marrow transplant recipients have compromised immune systems and are vulnerable to all types of germs, most hospitals that perform bone marrow transplants don’t let their patients have many visitors for safety reasons. Boston Children’s triple filters the air in Emmet’s room so friends and family can visit him without scrubs and masks or partitions; just one example of how Boston Children’s hospital has made this long difficult stay just a little easier for Emmet, and for this I am so grateful.
Keep an eye out for me in Central Park during my training runs, and thank you so much from my whole family for your support.