Greetings fellow Mouse Fans…
On Monday, April 15, 2013, I was taking my son to his first Red Sox game at Fenway park. It was his 9th birthday and we were overjoyed to be celebrating his birthday in the city where he was first placed in our arms. I lived outside of Boston briefly as a child and again when I went to Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. The city has always been important to us. Patriot's Day is a special day in Boston and the feeling of excitement was palpable as we walked around.
The Sox won in the bottom of the 9th inning and we headed to back to our hotel to thaw out a bit before heading over to Copley Square. As we were walking out of our hotel room overlooking the Charles, I heard an alert from my phone and glanced down at it. And then the sirens began.
I am still in shock and grieving the loss of life and the many injuries sustained that day. And like many of you, I felt an overwhelming urge to do something… anything. We made the decision to continue our trip and support the city of Boston with our presence, our tourist dollars, and some random acts of pixie dust. Nothing big, just a way to give back and share a little kindness for the city that has given us so much.
I know I have mentioned Random Acts of Pixie Dust before and I encourage them again as a small way to make the world a better place. But if you are looking for a more direct way to help the city of Boston and the victims of the explosions here is some information:
– Donations can be made to Massachussetts General Hospital at MGH Developmental Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.
– Donations can be made to Boston Children's Hospital Marathon Relief effort: https://giving.childrenshospital.org/ways-to-help-boston-marathon?utm_content=sf11735271&utm_medium=spredfast&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=Social+admin&sf11735271=1
Be well and make magic wherever you go.
Photo Courtesy of the Boston Red Sox©