Boston Tragedy

A  note to the blog to let you know that all the team runners on the Running for Rare Disease Team and there patient families are safe on this Tuesday morning.  Many of the  team members were safely past the finished area at the time of the blast, while others finished their runs just short of the Mass Ave underpass.  Alexa and I were with Phil’s family heading to the family area just a few blocks away when the explosions happened and felt the grace of God and the strength of Wylder helping the entire team to be okay.

Wylder Nation we thank you for your notes and outpouring of support and prayers we received.  We were overwhelmed when we returned to our hotel room around 7:0o pm last night to see the hundrends of concerned calls and messages reaching out to us from all across the country.

What happened yesterday is a tragedy of great magnitude.  What began as a beautiful day full of hope and compassion, through an evil act, became surreal, chaotic, and unbearably tragity.

We are praying for all those affected and unity of our country.  Glad Bless.



  1. Cathy Johnson says:

    I am so happy that you, Alexa, the team and their families are all uninjured. I had cousins watching the race who are also safe and a friend running – also safe. I am overwhelmed with gratitude that all of my “peeps” are unharmed. My heart aches. A co-worker and I wept in the parking lot as we walked to our cars yesterday. Lives were lost, life-threatening injuries sustained, physical and mental trauma inflicted on so many. You are so right, Shannon. What began as a beautiful day filled with hope and compassion, which brought together an immensely diverse group of people united in their goal to reach the finish line, was destroyed by an unconscionable act of evil. No matter what the “reason”, this act can never be justified. Now we must send all of our most gentle and loving thoughts to those struggling with their losses, their injuries and their fears. Wylder Nation, we must move forward in the way that our Warrior would – with love, compassion, humility and hope – always hope. xoxoxoxo

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      I could not have put this better myself Cathy, you always find the right words. I am so glad to hear that your friends are okay too. What a blessing. xoxo

  2. Warriors will fight for their loved ones and protect them forever….even from heaven.

    Thank God you are all safe. I’m usually not at a loss for words, but I’m still in disbelief of yesterday’s senseless tragedy. I was in a patient’s room yesterday at work and they had the TV on and the breaking news report came on……I froze and my first thought was, “OMG, Shannon….Phil, please them all be okay.”

    Thank you God for watching over our loved ones. Thank you Warrior Wylder James for looking out for them, too. Cathy’s right….we will continue to go forward, always with hope. No one can ever take that away.

    xoxoxoxoxo to you all!!!

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      We certainly felt His protection Leslie. Thank you for thinking of us so immediately and being the caring person that you are. With hope always is right … we will always have hope. xoxox

  3. I am so glad you are ok. I am so sorry, I can only imagine how heartbreaking and scary it was. Thank you for letting us know. we love you! love ,Chelsea

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      Thank you Chelsea, we are so glad to and glad to be home (we got in late last night)l We love you too. xoxo

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