I have been a runner for 30 years and every morning when I run, I am grateful for the way my body works, that my legs move me up and down roads and along trails. I can't imagine what it might be like if I were missing an essential limb that allowed my body to move and climb and run through nature. But so many are.
The Heather Abbott Foundation was formed in 2014 to help amputees in need of protheses. In 2018, the HAF formed the Krystle's Kids Fund in honor of Krystle Campbell who was 29 years old when she was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing. The fund allows children with limb differences, who live in the Boston area, to attend camps designed for kids like them.
On April 20, 2020, I am running the Boston Marathon in support of the Heather Abbott Foundation. Please cheer on my run by supporting kids and adults in need of prosthetic limbs. Every donation matters. No donation is too small. I am determined to surpass my goal of raising 15K! Please help me get there!