Hi there! Thank you for visiting my official Boston Marathon 2019 fundraising page.
I am so honored and grateful to be part of Team Brookline, specifically supporting the Brookline Library Foundation!
My family lived in the Town of Brookline for 16 years. Although Brookline wasn’t where my parents’ American dream started, it is where it became a reality. My parents immigrated from Thailand to New York and worked various jobs to raise a family from making pizzas, driving trucks, serving food at a local deli, to making custom printed screen t-shirts. In 1998, my family made a big move to Brookline, Massachusetts to work at my aunt’s Thai grocery and book store.
After a few years, my parents decided to buy the business, and they worked harder than ever. The dedication and sacrifices my parents made brought them hard-earned success. The store became a Thai restaurant, and Dok Bua Thai Kitchen eventually won Best Thai Restaurant of Boston in 2007 and 2011. It was a family victory and one we'll be proud of for the rest of our lives.
Dok Bua was our second home, and we spent more time together as a family there than we did our own home just a few blocks away. The success from the restaurant supported me and my brother through our college years at Bentley University and Suffolk University. In 2014, my parents were able to retire early and return to their family and friends in Thailand. Brookline will always be our home and have a special place in our hearts wherever we are.
I will be running the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 to support the Town of Brookline, honor my family’s legacy, and spread hope to immigrant families who are working tirelessly to create a legacy of their own.
Thank you so much for your time, generosity, and support!
With sincere gratitude,
About Team Brookline
Team Brookline, the Town of Brookline’s official Boston Marathon team, is a committed group of adult runners who train together for the Boston Marathon while raising funds for five partner charities that play an integral role in strengthening and enriching our community: The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, Brookline Education Foundation, Brookline Library Foundation, Brookline Symphony Orchestra, and Brookline Teen Center.
When you support Team Brookline, you will help strengthen the community, expanding access to mental health care, literacy, the arts, youth development programs and education. Learn more at www.teambrookline.org.
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