I am humbled and honored to be a part of the 2020 Boston Marathon Team for Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor. As a current resident in the same apartment building where RMH Boston Harbor provides housing, I am able to see the direct impact your support of my campaign will make each day.
In 1991 my parents lost an infant son Joshua to a major heart defect. During this chaotic and stressful period they benefited from the support and services of Ronald McDonald House of Central NY, allowing them to spend as much time as possible with Joshua in the hospital nearby. This difficult time and my parent's efforts to support RMH in the following years made a lasting impact on me as a child. I run in honor of them, in memory of Joshua and to support the efforts of RMH Boston Harbor for the many families with similar needs.
Each year, hundreds of families travel to Boston from locations all over the world to give their child access to the world’s best medical care. In doing so, they face enormous hurdles such as navigating the complexities of the health care system, extraordinarily high local housing costs, and excessive emotional and physical stress. At the Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor, they remove the stress of daily living and support families to enable them to focus on what really matters: their child’s health and healing.
RMH Boston Harbor provides private, one-bedroom apartments at no cost to families in need. Families who stay at RMH Boston Harbor receive home cooked meals, pet therapy, martial arts, as well as seasonal activities and celebrations each day of the week.
The 2020 Ronald McDonald House Boston Marathon Road Race Team's goal is to support 25+ families traveling to Boston by fundrasing for two apartments for the year. Your support will help to ensure that families can continue to receive the housing they need while their child is receiving the critical medical care they deserve.
This great cause is what drives me to complete my first marathon next April. I look forward to updating you on my journey along the way and to sharing the impact your generosity will have on so many. Thank you for your love and support!