He left the city quickly once he connected with his father and uncle who had come to cheer him on.
This year’s race means a lot.
“It’s special and unique for me in many ways,” Sullivan said. “I want to personally honor all the victims who lost their lives, as well as those injured.”
Sullivan met several bombing survivors last summer and said he was inspired by them. His team running for the South Shore Hospital had some members last year who were not able to finish the race. Sullivan wants to honor them this year and make another successful showing to raise money for cancer patients. His goal is to raise $7,500.
He said this year’s race will be inspirational and important on many levels and he is happy to be part of it. He will wear a special pin in memory of Meallo as he runs the race.
“I’m so inspired to run in memory of her and will be keeping her legacy close at heart,” he said.
To learn more about Sullivan’s marathon mission, visit crowdrise.com/SouthShore2014BostonMarathon/fundraiser/marksullivan.