|Memorial Service for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier.|
Photograph: Dominick Reuter/MIT/EPA (Source)
The Boston Marathon Bombing is now two years behind us. I remember writing this as if it was yesterday. Most people, unless reminded, have forgotten that day.
Nor has a dear friend of mine. She was personally impacted by the events of that day. She was a close friend of Sean Collier.
Who was Sean, you might ask?
|Officer Sean Collier|
Courtesy of Somerville Police Department. (Source)
|The MIT memorial to Sean Collier.|
Credit Craig LeMoult / WGBH News (Source)
By all accounts, he was a good man, a good friend and a good cop.
Now this friend of mine, let's call her Katie, for that is her name, will be participating in a fund raiser for The Jimmy Fund this coming September. They're having a walk along the route of the Boston Marathon to raise money to fight cancer. Katie will be participating as a member of Team Collier.
For what it's worth, I call Katie my "work daughter." She's midway in age between my own two daughters and Katie has been known to give me a hard time when it's needed. Even when it's not! Just like a daughter.
She's a special lady, she really is.
Go here to support her, her team and The Jimmy Fund.
I think Sean would have liked that.