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Call For Help From The Running Community - Seriously Injured Runner Kevin McDermott Could Use Your Help

By LetsRun.com
September 15, 2009

Today we received an email from Sean McDermott, brother of Kevin McDermott, a distance runner graduate of Chaminade HS and Duke University. The email reads:

Hi guys,

This is Sean McDermott, Kevin's brother.  He was a former Chaminde '07 (NY State Champ in steeple, 3rd in XC) and Duke '09 runner. Kevin was involved in a bad accident July 5th, diving head-first into a pool, paralyzing him from the neck down instantly. He's been in an acute rehab in White Plains, New York since. Kevin has made some progress, slightly moving 2-3 fingers, and 2 weeks ago, he lifted his legs a few inches! But it's just painful to see Kevin in an electric wheelchair, not able to lift himself out of bed, being cathetered, etc.

I've been working on setting up fundraisers to help pay with all the costs that are quickly adding up. The running world as we know is a tight-knit community. If it's possible, do you think you guys could share with your readers this website I've set up to help with donations? It would mean so much for my family. The website is www.kevinmcdermott.org   

We are also sponsoring a golf outing Oct. 26th if people are interested in that. Donations are on the site as well.  Thanks guys!

Sean McDermott

Of course we are willing to share this story with you our readers in hopes that we can support the McDermotts with some huge medical costs. We'll keep you updated on Kevin's condition.





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