Support our Tough Mudder Team

Our mission is to raise much needed donations that will directly benefit Shriners Hospital for Children- Northern California. Please send your love by making a generous donation.

BENEFITING: Shriners Hospitals for Children

EVENT DATE: Jun 11, 2016

Please support our Tough Mudder Team. Click on names to be directed to individual fundraising pages.

Dr. Jeanette Boakes. Every day I have the opportunity to work with the most amazing young
people at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, and I cherish the fact that I
get to play a special role in the lives of children every single day. The hospital serves as a place of hope,
fun, change, and inspiration – and our patients and families work so hard to achieve their own personalized milestones.
They are heroes. They are tough.This June, I will be participating in the Lake Tahoe Tough Mudder on behalf of all of our
kids at Shriners. I will train, compete, and finish the race in hopes to bring more awareness
and attention to the incredible pediatric programs and services that we offer to families in
our region and beyond. I invite you to support me in my journey and cheer me on
as I get muddy for the very best of causes!!
Penny Graham. In my role as Case Manager at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California,
I have the distinct privilege of working closely with so many young people and their families
to ensure that they receive the utmost care while they are with us. Through the hard work
and challenges that many of them face, I am inspired and honored to play a part in the
recovery of such amazing kids. These humans are so strong and they work so hard
that when presented with the opportunity to participate in the Tough Mudder,
I couldn’t help but agree to run if that meant that I could bring awareness
and support to the thousands of children who come to the hospital each year.
When I cross the finish line in June, I not only will have done something for myself,
but I will have also done it in support of the best kids in the world.

Dr. Brian Haus. As an orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California,
I believe that every child should have the opportunity to do whatever it is that they desire.
It is my goal to bring hope to these children along with their families, and to ensure that
kids will get to do what they do best: be kids. There are many wonderful young people
that I have had the honor to work with, but one in particular serves as the
catalyst to my participation in this unique challenge. Along with a few
of my team members, including her grateful father Matt, we are
honored to raise awareness and support to the hospital, on behalf of an incredible
young lady named Emma. Her tremendous spirit and perservance i
nspires me every day and I am proud to train, run, and finish the Tough Mudder,
with not only Emma, but also the many other children that I have been fortunate to work with in mind.

Matthew Owston: Being a firefighter in Sacramento, we train to respond and
mitigate life threatening emergencies.  Nothing could have prepared me for the battle
my family was entering.  While on vacation, my father and 8 year old daughter,
were traveling in front of me, in a separate vehicle.  They were struck by a
retired military H1 Humvee.  Our lives forever changed, in seconds. We were lost,
until we made contact with Dr. Brian Haus from Shriners Hospitals for Children, Sacramento.
From our first conversation, Dr. Haus was supremely patient. He listened intently,
when we asked him for direction, he told us that he wanted her as his patient.
Dr. Haus treated her as if she were his only patient.  Dr. Haus and the
Shriners staff continued delivering amazing care for the duration of our
hospital stay, lengthy rehabilitation and beyond.

Josh Henke: When Matt asked me to run on the Shriners team I took a minute
and reflected on what they did for Emma and what they do for kids just like her
everyday. I thought about Emma’s recovery and how that kind of care should
be available to every injured or ill kiddo anywhere! Those of who know me
know I don’t run. I run from bears and maybe to the surf,  but I overall am
not a runner. However, in this case, I’ll run till I cant run anymore.Why?
Because I believe in this. I believe in awesome and the inspirational
care for these kids and I think Shriners is at the heart of that.

Tough Mudder

One Comment

  1. Shriners Hospital For Children is a great institution. From 1997 to 2007 I served as a volunteer driver for Shriners Los Angles. I was able to see hundreds of children receive great treatment from a variety of problemsI

    I’m very pleased to have seen their work, I’m very proud to be a member of that great organization!

    Jack, Morrison

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