When we finally arrived, our small group expanded as those who were walking the full marathon joined us, chatter and excitement grew as more people learned Matt would be joining us
As we began our walk, people had lined the streets cheering us on, they too knew what it was like to be affected by pediatric cancer
WOOOO HERE WE GO TEAM MATTHEW!
Matt! We're coming!
As we approached the final mile, we saw him at the top of the hill with his mother. He was confined to a wheel chair so we did all the running
Girls, be careful! Not so fast!
Amanda and I were so excited to see Matt, it had been a very long time. Though he looked very different, he still had his same humor and smile. This moment is engrained in my brain because it was the first time I had seen true pain in my friend's weak state.
We missed you so much!
As we all crossed the finish line together, we couldn't help but be humbled by the experience we were just able to share with our Matthew thanks to the incredible treatment done by the doctors and nurses at Boston Children's' Hospital
This is the goofy picture my mom took of Matt, Amanda, and I after the walk. The beauty of it is its normality, looking back I realize how impactful it was to have gone through this with my best friend. I am blessed and lucky to say, we still look back at this photo now and thank God that we are able to complete the walk today with Matt by our sides