M and M round resizedWith the wind at their backs, and inspiration in their hearts, Maritza, Martin, Tina, and Donna completed all 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon on Monday! Their dedication to months of training, running in memory of loved ones, and supporting grieving children and families impressed us all.

Tina, running in memory of her mother, wore her mother’s running shorts. Maritza pushed through, even while fighting a cold and a knee injury. Donna was motivated by the courage of the families we serve. Martin has now run three marathons in support of TCR! They were all inspired and energized by the encouragement of the supporters along the marathon route. They said: “Having people there for you was so important; It helped not to feel alone on this journey; It felt like the encouragement and support helped to move you forward and pulled you through.”  It was striking to hear how their comments mirrored what families often feel in their support groups at TCR!

The Children’s Room is so grateful to the runners and the incredible support they received from family, friends, and the community. Thank you to all who supported our wonderful Miles + Memories team!!

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