Congratulations to all the runners who crossed home plate at Boston’s Fenway Park today to finish the 2nd annual Run to Home Base 9K — and helped raise more than $2 million to treat soldiers who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress (PTS) or traumatic brain injury (TBI). My husband, Kyle, ran this year, and the event was as inspirational as it was last year when I ran (ahem, ran/walked). Sitting in the stands with so many supporters of our military was terrific. Many people wore T-shirts in remembrance of those who are now serving and those who have fallen. My favorite shirt had a yellow ribbon and said “Until they come home ... and after.”
One young soldier who suffered a TBI told the crowd the Home Base Program helped him get his life back. I can’t think of a better endorsement of a program than that.