We are happy to be walking on June 12th for the Walk for Boston Children's Hospital. This is our 14th year supporting the fundraiser. It’s still hard to believe that the first year we walked my son Andrew was only 5 months old and had fully recovered from heart surgery. Andrew had the surgery when he was 3 days old to repair a congenital heart defect: transposition of the great arteries. We walk in support of the amazing cardiac department that detected, monitored, and repaired Andrew’s heart defect. We are forever grateful for the research and patient care at Boston Children’s Hospital. Andrew is now a healthy 13-year-old who loves baseball and riding his bike and has no physical restrictions.
Andrew and his brother, Will, in 2006
Andrew and Maureen at last year's walk
Since the Walk began in 2003, we have raised almost $17,000 because of the generosity of our wonderful family and friends. We can’t thank you enough for your past support. We greatly appreciate it. If you are able to donate again this year, you may do so in one of two ways:
- Send a check made payable to “Boston Children’s Hospital,” c/o The Hopper Family, 149 Littleton Road, Harvard, MA 01451 and we'll forward it to the hospital.
So many children and families benefit from this amazing hospital. We never imagined we would be one of them. This is our annual way of giving back and expressing our gratitude.
Andrew & Maureen at the 2015 walk
Maureen, Dave, Will & Andrew