For: Jane Richard
Organizer: Police Officer Brandon M. O'Neill
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 16 donors
7% Complete
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The Story

I am Fundraising in Memory of 8-year old Martin Richard and in Honor of his 6-year old sister Jane Richard.  The Richard family has been tragically affected by the Boston Bombing, killing young Martin and injuring Mrs. Richard and causing young Jane Richard to lose a leg.

It has been reported that the Richard family has been a very active family in their community and in sports, especially running.  Mr. Richard is a true runner, and young Jane had just ran her first race and had so much fun, just prior to sustaining her injuries.

As a father of two, I can only think of the pain from the lost Mr. and Mrs. Richard are going through and the tough times ahead for young Jane.  As a runner myself, I feel I must do all I can to help Jane in her recovery and hope to assist in the recovery process with high hope to get her back into the activities she once enjoyed, especially running.  I know in my heart, she will be running with her father soon.

I will be performing two trail races in hopes to raise funds for Jane.  The first is through the PEAKS RACES, VT, a 200 miles solo foot race.  This race is from May 30th through June 2nd.  The second race will be the Oil Creek 100 mile foot race, on October 5th.  I am looking for a $.50 cent per mile donation/pledge.  All donations/pledges to be sent to Officer Brandon O'Neill at Watertown Police Department 552 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472.  All checks payable to Jane Richard.

Officer Brandon O'Neill
Watertown Police Department

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 20, 2013 by Police Officer Brandon M. O'Neill
Well as said before, I had wished to had covered more miles during my race, but the most important part of my fundraising efforts, was the support of my fellow officers, friends, family, and the wonderful, unselfish donars.  The words of encouragement gave me the strength to keep my head up high and realized that a little effort, can make a big difference.  I know in my heart that our efforts, will make a positive difference in a young girl's life, for if aything else to come of this, she will always know someone in our little world, truly cares. Thank you all again for your support.  God Bless.

Posted on May 24, 2013 by Police Officer Brandon M. O'Neill
Well, sweet Jane is finally released from Children's Hospital after her 12th surgery, ann will be on the road to recovery and healing, physically and spirtually at the Spaulding Hospital.  Such a brave and determined girl, even at 7 years old. God bless, and please send out your prayers for Jane.  Thanks to all so far with all your support and donations.  Bringing a smile to Jane's face, will make it all worth it.

Posted on May 20, 2013 by Police Officer Brandon M. O'Neill
Oh yeah, if your looking for a place to visit, Pittsfield, VT seems to be a great place from May 30th through June 2nd, in case you want to join my support team and cheer me on some miles. see you there!

Posted on May 20, 2013 by Police Officer Brandon M. O'Neill
Like to thank my family and friends for all their support, without them, this is not at all possible.  I would like to thank thus far, all those who have donated here and abroad, and all your support as well.  Training is good thus far, and I am very confident I will succeed.  Jane Richard will indeed be a great inspiration. Thanks again to all.

Posted on May 9, 2013 by Police Officer Brandon M. O'Neill
well, its been reported that little Jane had a successful 11th surgery.  She's a trooper for sure, and I am confident she will make great progress in the next few weeks.  Please give out a prayer for her and her parents, Bill and Denise.  They too are still over coming there injuries.  God bless.

Posted on May 8, 2013 by Police Officer Brandon M. O'Neill
Hello everyone.  Just wanted to thank everyone so far for there support and donations.  Training is going "As good as good can be, haha".  I mean really, how do you train for 200 miles... Be back soon.


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