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Boston Marathon 2023

“One run can change your day, many runs can change your life.” — Unknown

Bring on Boston

Sometimes life gives us an unexpected gift - at just the right time! Through the incredible generosity of a survivor of the Boston bombing - I have been gifted the opportunity to run in the 2023 Boston Marathon on April 17th (my courage day). 

It is an incredible opportunity to participate in one of the most iconic marathons and on the exact day - 24 years after I escaped and ran for my life. It's hard to truly find the proper words to describe what a feeling this is for me.

Humbling to say the least.

Running has long been a big part of my healing journey - often the best outlet to help me work through some really hard days, weeks, and seasons of life. It has also brought the most wonderful people into my life who often times help me work through the really hard stuff and inspire me to keep going. 

I now get the chance to run for the survivors who are yet to be and for those who are on their own healing journey. I can't take your pain away, I can't stop it from happening, but I can use my experience to raise awareness, support and understanding of the challenges survivors face on a daily basis. 

My goal is to raise $2500 for patient assistance - there are so many needs from Lyft rides, to meals during exams, to medications and post exam follow up appointments - the need for patient support is on-going. My run is for those survivors who have found the courage to seek help and are now ready to start their healing journey - my miles are for them, and the donations will hopefully bring some peace of mind as they begin navigating life post traumatic event. 

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