I have been selected to represent the Tufts Medical Center in the 127th Boston Marathon, and I need your help to raise funds for a cause that is very close to my heart, or maybe you could say, my head!
As many of you may know, I was born with a condition called craniosynostosis which in layman's terms means without a soft spot. The doctors informed my parents that without surgery, my skull would grow with great deformity, at best causing life long issues, at worst case I could succumb to the condition. The incredible team at Tufts MC performed not only my first surgery at just one month old, but a second as my skull refused at 17 months.
It is because of the amazing doctors, nurses, and staff at the Tufts MC I have been able to live a fulfilling life including such things that without which would not have been possible. At 36 years old, I am a graduate of Florida Southern College, husband to the love of my life, father to an amazing daughter, leader in local government, and a marathon runner multiple times over.
While I now reside in Lakeland, Florida, the city of Boston I still hold dear to my heart, not just as home to the Red Sox, but more importantly being the home of Tufts Medical Center. Being awarded this incredible opportunity to participate in the Boston Marathon while simultaneously raising funds for Tufts MC is an absolute chance of a lifetime. I would be extremely grateful and humbled for you to join on me this journey through supporting my fundraising efforts. April 17, 2023 with your support I will conquer "Heartbreak Hill", cross the finish line, and most importantly support this life-changing organization in Tufts Medical Center.
P.S. - April 17 just so happens to be my birthday, completing the marathon and being in my city on Patriots Day surrounded by my family is a dream come true, and I owe the possibility of it happening to Tufts MC and the unwavering support of my friends and family.