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SHANNON FAHEY  |  stage 336 |  MA
I'm running because Shortly before the attacks on 9/11 I remember mentioning to my father that I hadn't had any of those moments where you remember where you were when you heard the news. Now, it seems like there's one every couple months. The day of the attacks in Boston was the saddest day in my life. I, along with many others, felt shocked, saddened, angry, and confused. In the days following, our community showed its strength. I felt so inspired by so many - those who ran towards the danger instead of away from it, those who ran beyond the 26.2 miles they just completed to donate blood at MGH, and my high school classmate Sean Collier, who lost his life protecting our community. It's amazing that people across the country are going to honor the memory of those who lost their lives as well as help those who were injured continue their journey to heal. Unfortunately, after these incidents people tend to move on quickly. To be able to take part of such a great event to raise awareness and much-needed resources for those affected will be such an honor.
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