BWH Stepping Strong
Marathon Team

BWH Stepping Strong<br />Marathon Team

Rock climber Jim Ewing fell 50 feet from a cliff, leaving him with severe damage to his left leg. After the accident, Ewing chose to have his leg amputated, becoming the first patient to undergo a revolutionary Stepping Strong-funded procedure that allows him to control and interact with his prosthesis like a natural limb.

BWH Stepping Strong
Marathon Team

WHAT WE SUPPORT

Funds raised by the 2018 BWH Stepping Strong Marathon Team will help transform trauma research and care at BWH and beyond. Here’s how:

  • By supporting groundbreaking projects to inspire innovative research in trauma treatment and recovery
  • By training the next generation of plastic surgeons in advanced and innovative techniques for treating acute and complex traumatic injury
  • By improving emergency preparedness, response, and recovery with a goal of creating a safer society and saving lives
  • By transforming cutting-edge research in limb reconstruction, advanced stem cell technology, bioengineering, wound healing, and other trauma-related areas
  • By advancing multidisciplinary collaboration in orthopaedics, plastics, emergency medicine, and trauma care
  • By joining forces with military leaders and experts in the global community to ensure best practices in emergency preparedness

To learn more about running with the 2018 BWH Stepping Strong Marathon Team, contact Caroline Duncan at bwhmarathonteam@partners.org or 617-424-4263. To learn more about Stepping Strong research, news, events, and program areas, see BWHsteppingstrong.org.