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About Our Auction
In just a couple of weeks now, I will be running the Boston Marathon as part of Team Tufts MC. This auction is to benefit Tufts Medical Center & Floating Hospital for Children. 100% of all proceeds will be donated to Tufts toward my fundraising goal of $15,000.
Here are some examples of how funds raised for Tufts Medical Center & Floating Hospital for Children are utilized:
$25 - diapers for premature babies
$30 - funds one overnight for a family at the Neely House, a bed and breakfast style accommodation in the hospital for families of cancer patients
$50 - provides gas cards for families to travel to/from the hospital
$100 - provides eyeglasses for patients without insurance
$250 - provides ten $25 grocery cards
$500 - purchases clothing/sneakers to facilitate patient discharges
Please join me to help raise money for this amazing organization and provide compassionate care to those in need. Let's help another family like mine see that miracles DO happen!
About Tufts Medical Center & Floating Hospital
Tufts Medical Center is the oldest permanent medical facility in the country and an internationally respected academic medical center. Tufts Medical Center prides itself on providing the highest quality of compassionate care to patients of all ages from newborns in the Floating Hospital for Children to centenarians in their Geriatric Clinic.
My family is personally connected to Tufts Medical Center because my father, Greg Peterson, was a patient there for over 7 months in 2015.
He battled for his life and NEVER GAVE UP. Also known as "The Commander", my Dad went from being a strong, independent, capable man to suddenly being knocked down (literally) by an extremely rare illness that we were told a hospital the size of Tufts Medical Center MIGHT see once every 25-30 years. My father became unable to walk. He could not get out of bed or move his body on his own because his muscles were wasting away. For a brief time, he could not breathe on his own. My Dad battled day in and day out for months on end and fought for his life. Thanks to the unmatched care that he received at Tufts Medical Center, I am so happy to say that he won! He worked and worked to regain his strength and independence. He is now walking on his own (no walker or cane!), driving again, and doing so much better! My family has truly witnessed a miracle thanks to Tufts!