Many of you know my story, After a horrific Mountain Biking accident near Vail Colorado, I broke my back and had a stroke to the optic nerve in both eyes, leaving me legally blind and in a life changing situation! I turned to Mass Eye and Ear, to raise money for research to possibly regain my sight!
Today as I train to Run my 11th Boston Marathon for Research, I think where have the years gone? I feel lucky to have been able to run every year, and impart my knowledge of the Marathon run for research to the new runners every year!
I have met and run with many runners from all over the country, all running for themselves, a relative, a friend with some kind of Eye ,Ear, or throat problem, that they hope Mass Eye and Ear can CURE!
Some have Run with Me, My Dr. Jos. Rizzo, Dr. Dean Cestari, Dr. Hartwicke and his team, Sally Reilly, Bob Kocher, my neighbor, Bill Barclay and Family, My friend Carly Tefft, a singer /songwriter from Nashville, inspired me and our TEAM with her song “Running that she wrote after the Marathon Bombings, My friend Eli from Vermont, whose Uncle runs for him, just to name a few.
So as I run My eleventh, I thank all of you who have contributed in the past and hope you will once again support me on this journey. I challenge you to send my page to 11 friends, family, or colleagues and ask them to donate $11.00 to my cause ( It was my Mom’s Idea). It will not only help me, but anyone who turns to Mass Eye and Ear for help with Blindness, Deafness, or cancer of the head and neck area.
See you at the finish line!