Matty and I decided to run the Boston Marathon for a number of reasons.
The goal for spinal cord injury survivors is too strive for and ultimately achieve independence. Until something is taken away, we do not appreciate just how precious it is. A spinal cord injury has an overwhelming impact on each and every aspect of ones life – physically, emotionally, and financially.
By running the Boston Marathon, we hope to raise awareness of the devastating impact a spinal cord injury has on an individual, his or her family, friends, and the larger community.
Also, we want to show how the support of family, friends, and community, has helped one person, Matt, get through this devastating experience physically and emotionally and how they helped keep his spirits high and his determination strong. Matt’s positive attitude lead the way, but the support he received carried him through that incredibly difficult experience. Now Matt wants to use this as an opportunity to encourage others similarly afflicted to move forward and live their lives’ in a positive, open, constructive way and to never quit. And to let people know how critical their support can be to those who have suffered a spinal cord injury.
Spinal cord injuries are happening to young men and women all the time
and in every community. These injuries can have such an overwhelming
impact and without the support and spirit of others (both financial and
emotional), it is extremely difficult if not impossible to recover.
If you're not able to donate through this website, you may send a check or money order made out to the "Boston Bruins Foundation" to the following address:
Boston Bruins Foundation
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!