In our “Why I Run” series, Boston Marathon runners share what inspired them to do the 26.2 mile hike from Hopkinton to Boston. If you run the marathon, you can share your #WhyImRunningBoston story here.
Why I run: “For the hospital that brought me back to life”
Name: Samantha Gasbarro
I run the Boston Marathon for my daughter Serafina and my son Santino.
Serafina was born with a congenital heart defect and underwent life-saving open heart surgery in 2019 at Children’s Hospital in Boston at the age of 2 months. October 2020, my son was born three months earlier and BCH worked hand in hand with our NICU team to save his life.
I might be a new runner (March 2020), but I’m no stranger to the amazing work Boston Children’s Hospital does.
Editor’s Note: The entry may have been edited slightly for clarity or grammar.
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