Ryan McMahon's back & two arms were broken in a fall from the viewing stands at the Boston Marathon finish line. I am her father. Friends helped create this fundraiser to help support her recovery and rehabilitation from injuries sustained in the 2013 Boston Marathon.
She spent a week at Boston Medical Center where she underwent surgery for her injuries. She will undergo extensive physical therapy over the course of many months. We are told that full recovery may take a year. She has a back brace and each arm is in now in a brace. She suffered a concussion and minor internal injuries.
Ryan is a marketing professional and freelance photographer. Her extensive injuries will prevent her from working for the foreseeable future. She is a resident of Boston and has a passionate love for the city.
Like many other marathon supporters, Ryan was at the finish line cheering on the runners. She runs half marathons herself and looks forward to running in the marathon when she is fully healed.
Thank you for helping Ryan get through and beyond this painful chapter in her life. She feels very lucky to be surrounded by such love.