April 17, 2014—Father and sons who make up Team Kelson, from Canton, MA, will run the Boston Marathon on Monday on behalf of teamHOPE, the organization that is creating a new paradigm in helping families with loved ones who are developmentally disabled by providing much needed relief to families. Last year, they were stopped at the 25.2 miles, due to the crime scene at the finish line, and invited back for 2014 by the B.A.A. (Boston Athletic Association.) As a bystander at the Finish Line, emotionally rocked David Jr. Kelson took up running the next day, so he could join his father and brother for the Boston Marathon 2014 forming Team Kelson, made up of David Kelson, Bob Kelson, and David Jr. Kelson.
Not deterred by last year’s events, David Kelson, Father to both David Junior and Bob, says that they were inspired to run for teamHOPe. “My son David Jr. witnessed both bombs at the finish line and rushed our family to safety. After last year’s bombings, my sons and I developed a Boston Strong attitude.”
David Jr. is married to Beata Kelson, and is the Vice President and Financial Consultant at Rockland Trust. He started running the day after the Boston Marathon bombings. David has completed a 5K, 10K and a half marathon this year. This will be his first Boston Marathon. Bob is married to Jenn Kelson, has a history of running 5K’s for charities. He has completed many 5K’s, 10K’s, and two half marathon’s. This is Bob’s third marathon for teamHOPe.
David Sr. is married to Joanne. Joanne manages the Team Kelson web site and fund raising. This is David Sr.'s second Boston Marathon for HOPe.
“The House of Possibilities' is delighted to have David Kelson Snr., Bob and David Jr. running for the children,” said Paula Kavolius, Founder of The House of Possibilities. “All three Kelson's epitomize courage, strength, and true grit—All the makings of a true champion in our book!"
About the House of Possibilities
House of Possibilities (HOPe) is the organization that is creating a new paradigm in helping families with loved ones who are developmentally disabled. By providing much needed relief to families, HOPe offers a stimulating and nurturing environment for those who are in need. The House of Possibilities offers both day and weekend respite programs managed by highly qualified staff. Go to houseofpossibilities.org for more information.