Liam Morley's Boston Marathon fund for Boston Children's Hospital
You know that paradox about the unstoppable force and the immovable object? Well, my 8-year-old cousin Amelia is that unstoppable force. Just over a year ago, she met an immovable object in the form of an arteriovenous malformation, resulting in a brain-bleed and a stroke. Most people don't necessarily take well to these kinds of events, and most seven-year-olds don't encounter these events. But most people, I guess, are not an unstoppable force. Her whole family was living day-by-day right beside her, where today was always a gift but tomorrow never a promise.
No matter how unstoppable Amelia was (and is!), she could not move this object on her own. And that's where Boston Children's comes in. They kept her stable; they kept her family stable; and they, along with Amelia and her family fighting around her, kept her alive, kept us all living. Amelia still keeps us living.
How does anybody repay this?
I'm running all 26.22 miles of the Boston Marathon because my time, energy, and money are the least I can give in order to say Thank You.
If you have a moment, please trust that Boston Children's Hospital will turn your spare change into a family's hope and a child's future. They certainly did that for Amelia.