Welcome to Jen's Personal Page
On April 19, 2003 I ran the Boston Marathon on April 19, 2004 I donated my kidney to my sister and on April 17, 2006 I ran the Boston Marathon again to prove to my sister that giving her my kidney took nothing for me and instead gave me the greatest gift of all, her health.
Since then I have gotten married to a Bostonian who was with me at the 2006 Boston Marathon and we have a son who was born in 2009. My husband was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 2011 on my son's 2nd birthday. He went into full remission and then relapsed at the end of 2012. We miraculously got pregnant with our baby girl one week prior to his treatment that would begin his bone marrow transplant the week of our son's 4th birthday.
Today, I am happy to say that he is in full remission and we have two amazing children. Through this entire process, I have been involved and working for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which has helped us all realize the positive in life and keep pushing forward knowing that we can overcome any obstacle and using physical fitness and athletics to keep us healthy, strong and happy.
To celebrate 10 amazing years with CAF, my sister's health, my husband's health , for all my friends and family that have experienced or are going through health challenges, and for our beautiful children, I am running the 2016 Boston Marathon. It's been 10 years since I ran it last and a lifetime of change, but I am so proud to be running not only for my family but for CAF for all the athletes that have inspired me and the same year as double amputee, Jami Marseilles is running to become the first double amputee female to complete the Boston Marathon.
To support athletes like Jami and others with permanent physical disabilities, so they too can experience the healing power of sports, I am asking that you donate $26.20 toward my fundraising efforts and with that donation guess my finishing time. The person who gets closest to my actual time will receive special Boston schwag.