Posted on May 11th, 2006 by rocha.
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About me:

I started this blog in an effort to do a triathlon. I have left all previous posts. The original plan was to do a sprint triathlon in October, but I ran out of time! Triathlon season is over for the time being. While doing triathlons is still my ultimate goal, I have a new cause.

“That the deaf may hear, and the blind may see.”

Ever since high school, I have always volunteered and worked with charitable organizations. Being a part of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary’s marathon team, TEAM EYE AND EAR, is a great way to stay motivated and use my resources to raise money for a great cause. All money raised by me will go towards research at the Eye and Ear Infirmary.

For those of you who don’t know me here is the brief bio:

I was born and raised in a small town in Texas. Moved to Massachusetts for school. Work full time and work on my Masters degree part time. Hang out with friends every chance I get. Love meeting new people. And now, I LOVE WORKING OUT AND FUNDRAISING!

About my charity:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

  • Since our founding in 1824, MEEI has been guided by a mission “that the deaf may hear and the blind may see.” Our vision is to be the preeminent world-wide source of advances and leaders in preserving and restoring vision, hearing, balance and voice as well as in curing disorders of the head and neck
  • MEEI is a non-profit specialty teaching hospital that is dedicated to excellence in the care of disorders that affect the eye, ear, nose, throat, and head and neck. Patients come to MEEI for specialized care from Boston, New England, all throughout the United States, and from 99 countries around the world.
  • MEEI is a pioneer of research to preserve and restore vision from blinding diseases including macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and others. Extensive research is underway to improve diagnosis and treatment for hearing loss, balance problems and head and neck cancer.
  • MEEI is the primary teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School in ophthalmology and otolaryngology. Each year, approximately 100 residents and fellows participate in one of the most sought-after medical training programs in the country.


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