My mom died when I was 10 years old and I have been living every day since like it might be my last. I've played division 1 women's ice hockey for boston college, opened a yoga studio with my wife and a solo law practice as well as a Realty Company and recently a new venture to boot. I also coach youth ice hockey, teach yoga, parent and travel as much as possible. Over the years I've learned that I am most alive and thrive in challenge and operate at my best and am most motivated when doing things for others or for reasons bigger than myself.
Last year I ran the Boston Marathon for Team with a Vison to help raise funds and awareness. At the start of training I thought I was doing something for them. Turns out, the truth was that they were inspiring me with their courage and determination to not let blindness limit their ability to live fully and kick a#!. They also afforded me the time and ability to discover a love for running. And in the end, myself, the team, the organization and all the donors and support staff were able to help fund the continuity of all the services for blind and visually impaired individuals that help make it possible for them to be most alive and thrive in challenge too.
This year I am running to support Adaptive Sports New England, a Boston-based non-profit organization dedicated to increasing participation in sports among youth and young adults who have a visual OR mobility impairment. ASNE believes that all children should have the opportunity to be a part of a team, build friendships and learn the valuable lessons that participation in sports provides. They currently offer Para-sport programs in swimming, track & field, rowing and wheelchair basketball--welcoming athletes at all skill levels from novice to Paralympian.
Entering 2019 and their first Boston Marathon, our goal is to continue to increase participation in sports among athletes with a visual OR mobility impairment and gain visibility in the Greater Boston community. The aim is for Team Adaptive Sports New England to raise $15,000. Funds raised will help to expand our swimming and wheelchair basketball programs; to pilot a Para-track & field program; and to further advocate for inclusion of youth who have a visual or mobility impairment in school and community sports.
Please join me in making this possible. Remember, any donation amount helps!
For more information or to get involved, please visit www.adaptivesportsne.org