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BWH Stepping Strong Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital

ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Anne Tucci

THE STORY:

2017 will be my fourth Boston Marathon, and my second with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Stepping Strong Marathon Team. The team was initiated by the Reny family after their daughter Gillian was critically injured at the finish line of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. All of our fundraising will fuel innovative research and clinical programs in trauma healing and limb reconstruction at BWH. 

Background on why this means so much to me: I was run over by a car back in 2013. It was a beautiful spring day, 3 weeks after I’d run my first Boston Marathon. That day ended in a terrifying mix of emotions after the bombs exploded on Boylston street, but a few weeks later I was lucky to be getting back to normal and was walking through downtown Boston to go buy a bike for an upcoming triathlon. I stepped into a crosswalk when the pedestrian light signaled, and a split second later a van turned the corner without looking and drove into the side of my body, knocking me down, driving over my leg and snapping my tibia and fibula in half, and also fracturing one of my vertebrae. The details of my treatment and recovery aren't important for the purpose of this story, other than to note that I came out of the hospital a week later with a tibia reconstructed around a titanium rod, and this helped me to be able to walk, and eventually run, as the bone was fusing back together. Given everything that had happened in the span of a few weeks, I also had a mission: I was going to recover to run the 2014 Boston Marathon and cross the finish line. Mentally, it's what carried me through the year of rehab. I then had the honor of running with the Stepping Strong team in 2015. After a year off to allow my legs a little rest, I’m thrilled to be back.

My injury was a neatly contained paper cut compared to most trauma injuries that people endure. Running the Boston Marathon has been one of the most helpful aspects of my recovery, both in terms of having a huge goal to keep me focused in my initial recovery, and still now as I deal with lingering aches and pains. I'm filled with gratitude for my amazing parents, my family, and my friends being there every step of the way. I also recognize that without the exceptional trauma care I received in the ER, during my surgery, and from my physical therapists, I wouldn’t be in the fortunate position of still running marathons. I had run the 2013 marathon as a bucket list item I figured I'd do once. It has now become a core part of my life. Plus, getting the rod into my leg in the first place wasn't the most pleasant experience so I’d like to make sure I get good mileage out of it :)

Fundraising for Stepping Strong inspires me in my personal journey to continue running as a source of strength. Thank you so much for your support. Learn more about the Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Stepping Strong Marathon Team is proud to participate in the Boston Athletic Association’s Official Charity Program.

$10,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sara & Kyle

    $100

  • GeorgianaSievewright

    $100

  • Jim D'Agostino

     

  • Marc and Lauren Lordi

    $100

  • JoAnn m

    $25

  • michelle cunningham

    $50

  • Suzanne Tucci

     

  • Ron and Jody Sharp (California family)

    $100

  • Bart Erbach

    $50

  • Bobby and Roxy

    $100

  • Linda and Paul

    $100

  • Elaine Lipani

    $200

  • Uncle Ted & Aunt Janice

    $200

  • MARSHA & TOM FALLON

     

  • Sue Ellen Strong

    $250

  • Gail Tucci

    $150

  • A friend of mom's

    $50

  • Bryan Flynn

    $50

  • Andy and Monica Cattano

    $50

  • Nora Barnacle

    $150

  • Matching Gift - Mutual Of America

    $100

  • Ricardo

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • JoAnn Pajunas

     

  • Yvonne Travers

    $50

  • Debbie Cassilo

    $25

  • Erica

     

  • Diane Kwitnicki

     

  • Garrison Jones

     

  • Ken

    $100

  • Jan McGuire

    $20

  • Jake and Sunny

    $100

  • Catherine Owens

    $25

  • Leslie Skillman-Hull and Family

     

  • Cheryl & Jonathan Kardos

     

  • Taylor & Carly Rogers

    $50

  • Dan Flannery

    $250

  • Kathy Barretti

    $25

  • Emily Mullins

    $100

  • Marc Grabowski

    $250

  • Cassandra Bannos

    $100

  • John Sylvester

    $100

  • Janina

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Tessa Rudd

    $100

  • Kaitlyn Pados

    $40

  • Liz

    $100

  • CZ & MLS

    $100

  • Peter, Greg, and Scott [We donate together!]

    $150

  • Jon Kammer

    $25

  • Lyle

    $100

  • Cecille Joan Avila

    $50

  • Stephanie Appiah says GO GIRL!

    $25

  • Jill Smith

    $100

  • David Crewdson

    $50

  • Emily Wood

     

  • Maggie Horan

     

  • Lexi Hall

    $50

  • Gary Domoracki

    $200

  • Michelle Stern

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Savannah Sloop

    $25

  • Beatrice Portinari

    $250

  • Hannah Epstein

    $50

  • Caroline Humphrey

    $50

  • Lauren

     

  • Runnnn Anne runnnn! You will crush it!

    $50

  • Sean and Missy Clare

    $110

  • Leah Hughes

    $50

  • Mike Chalson

     

  • Bobby D

    $100

  • Eggie Family

    $50

  • Jennie

     

  • Brad Walchak

    $40

  • Riley

    $50

  • Erich Markee

    $25

  • Shelby Kaplan

    $25

  • Amy Slife

     

  • Susan O'Leary Babek

     

  • Mike Malley

    $50

  • Nate M

    $25

  • The Fraser Family

     

  • Patricia Poore

    $50

  • Dolores O'Donnell

    $50

  • Anthony Phalen

    $100

  • Sophia K. Martz D.M.D.

    $100

  • Jeremy Micley

    $100

  • Carol Groote

     

  • Janina

    $50

  • John Dobrowolski

    $100

  • Jane Gallow

    $25

  • Kim Roderick

    $100

  • Claire Wood

    $60

  • Tricia

     

  • Kelley Topper

    $50

  • Juliana

    $100

  • Allison

    $50

  • Billy O'Donnell

    $50

  • Peter Tuan

     

  • Eric Klotch

    $500

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101% Raised of$10,000 Goal

The Team: $1,152,181 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Audrey and Steven Reny

Amount Raised

$226,701

Fundraiser Title

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Amount Raised

$27,889

 

2% Raised of$1,150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Evren Ozargun

Amount Raised

$21,835

Fundraiser Title

David and Joyce

Amount Raised

$16,190

 

108% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jacquie and Elly

Amount Raised

$15,713

 

102% Raised of$15,413 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ray and Ryan deQuintal

Amount Raised

$15,134

 

101% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andres Saenz Laura Villalobos

Amount Raised

$15,000

 

100% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca Riff

Amount Raised

$13,560

 

136% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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