May 2, 2013
As a graduate of Boston College, and a runner, I was greatly impacted by the horrors of the tragic bombing. So I am proud to share the news that we have established the No Barriers Boston Fund to help amputees acquire advanced prosthetic legs. The goal is to raise $500,000 in the next 60 days so that these victims can once again run races, climb mountains, bike, swim, and live a normal life.
My good friend and former No Barriers board member, Dr. Hugh Herr, is the impetus behind this project. Hugh is both a bilateral amputee and a research scientist at MIT who has spent decades developing the most sophisticated prosthetic legs available. Another No Barriers board member, Bill Barkeley, who is deaf and blind, ran the Boston Marathon last year and will serve as the official spokesperson for this project.
If you would like to help the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing take the next step in their lives, please contribute and spread the word about this worthy cause! If you know someone who was injured, please share the No Barriers Boston Fund application form.