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Matt & Jen
I am honored to be running the 2014 Boston Marathon. I, along with 36,000 other runners will show up in Hopkinton, remembering the tragedy of 2013, but more importantly, moving forward 26.2 miles to show that this is our finish line and we are taking it back.
Because I was one of the thousands of runners who didn't finish the race in 2013 (I was stopped just before mile 25), I was given an invitational entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon, which meant that I didn't have to join a charity team or raise any amount of money. I didn't have to, but I'm Doing It Anyway.
This Run for Research team has been a huge part of my journey to Boylston St. They helped me train for my first Boston in 2012, my first marathon after a 9 year hiatus from running. That year, I stressed about meeting the mandatory fundraising goal of $4000, and ended up raising $6,000. On race day, I struggled under the opressive, record-breaking heat, and still managed to finish -- an hour longer than my goal, but I finished. In 2013, I trained with this team through a wicked winter, when key training runs and races were cancelled due to snow, but my teammates and I found creative ways to Do It Anyway. I once again tried to reach a goal of $4,000, and my family, friends, and strangers I'd never met somehow came up with $7,000, pushing me well over my goal. And on race day when tragedy struck, it was my teamate that magically appeared and said, come with us to our house, use our phone, we'll help you reconnect with your family in the midst of this chaos.
And so I find myself reconnecting to this other family I have come to know and love. I run for my teammates who have received liver transplants and are healthier than they have ever been. I run for my teammates who are living with liver disease and are positive examples of what you are capable of despite having a disease. I run for my teammates and friends whose family members are currently on the transplant list, waiting for their story to be the next inspirational story to someone else on the same journey.
You have helped me raise $13,000 in two years. I am hoping to raise another $2,000 this year to reach $15,000. There might be some evil in this world, but there is way more good. Let's be the good together.
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