Welcome to my personal page
I’m a CHaD HERO and my mission is… to raise funds for the kids and programs at Dartmouth Health Children’s!
This is our 8th year participating in the CHaD HERO, a fun and inspiring fundraising event benefiting Dartmouth Health Children’s.
Being a CHaD Hero holds a special place in my heart!! (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth)
We have run the CHaD Hero 5k, fundraised and collected donations ever since we heard the news that our son had a stroke in utero which resulted in hemiparesis on the left side. CHaD has made this whole experience much more comforting than one would think. They have been a tremendous resource! And the specialists we work with, treat with compassion and understanding!!
As a parent, to hear a doctor tell you there is something “wrong” with your child or there are going to be obstacles they will have to overcome because they won’t easily have the ability to do something others can do without thinking, is heart wrenching!!
Mason lives every day with so much laughter and fun! He’s adapted to doing most things with one hand and/or using his left hand as a helper. He rarely complains about not being able to do things just like all the other kids.
Last year I asked him if he wanted to play fall baseball, a sport he is obsessed with! He got all quiet. I told him he didn’t have to play but that I wanted him to give us a reason why. FINALLY after several back and forths, he said that he gets frustrated with his left hand and then burst in to tears My heart sank!!!!
I am happy to say that this past school year has really built Mason’s confidence and he is back to playing his favorite sport!!
I run this race to give back. I run to help raise money for all of the programs CHaD offers. CHaD HERO proceeds are used to help CHaD kids with critical services such as support when they are in pediatric intensive care and management of chronic illnesses, as well as patient and family support services that are so important to the well-being of kids and their futures.
Please join me in my fundraising mission by clicking the "Donate Now" button on the right.
Your Donation Matters:
Regardless of size, every donation matters, and I sincerely appreciate your support on behalf of Dartmouth Health Children’s. Here are some reasons I'm asking for your donation:
- Dartmouth Health Children’s serves 95,000 unique pediatric patients annually from across Northern New England
- No child is ever turned away due to financial or insurance circumstances
- The Child Life Program alone is able to serve 12,000 kids each year thanks, in part, to fundraising from the CHaD HERO.
Thank you for supporting CHaD kids!
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