My name is Emily, I'm a senior in high school, and for as long as I can remember, running the Boston Marathon has been my dream. I ran cross country for all four years of high school and was a co-capain this past fall. My time on the team truly shaped both my high school experience and me as a person. My coach always pushed our team to run for someone or something other than ourselves. Through that, I've learned that we as humans perform our best when doing so for someone else. This April I am lucky enough to be running the Boston Marathon for the Mass Eye and Ear Hospital.
Mass Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Each year, 300,000 people—adults and children—from 80 countries seek care at Mass. Eye and Ear and 20,000 of them undergo life-changing surgery.
Mass. Eye and Ear is home to the world's largest vision and hearing research centers, offering hope and healing to patients everywhere through discovery and innovation. As a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, Mass. Eye and Ear trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology through our highly competitive residency and fellowship programs.
Mass. Eye and Ear is ranked a Top Hospital by U.S. News & World Report and a proud member of Partners HealthCare.
Learn more at MassEyeAndEar.org
Please consider donating today to help me reach my fundraising goal of $8,000 – every amount helps! Running has had a huge impact on my life and makes me who I am today, and I am fired up to use this passion of mine to help others. Thank you so very much.
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