Running with Victory – Kelly Day Student Beats the Odds

Photo of Brian and Victory Downey overlaid ontop of a picture of a child holding a Boston Children's Hospital banner.
November 16, 2022
Join us in supporting CAPS parent, Brian Downey, who is running the Boston Marathon to benefit Boston Children's Hospital. Thanks to BCH, his daughter, Victory received lifesaving care and is now thriving!

Help Support CAPS Parent and Boston Marathon Runner, Brian Downey

“Thanks to Boston Children’s Hospital, my daughter Victory was given the chance to live.”

Three years ago, Victory Downey came into this world with all odds stacked against her. Before birth, she had already been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Trisomy-13, a serious condition that causes a short life expectancy with severe physical and cognitive challenges. In fact, due to the severity of this diagnosis, her parents had to fight hard to find a hospital that would even consider delivering and caring for her. That is, until they met Dr. Urato, who ensured that they made it to Boston Children’s Hospital for the lifesaving care that Victory needed.

Only a parent can tell their child’s story best, so we’ll leave the rest to her dad, Brian, but we couldn’t be happier to report that Victory is now a preschool student at our Kelly Day School and an absolute joy to all of her teachers and support team. We encourage you to visit Brian’s supporter page where he shares more of Victory’s path to overcoming the odds. While there, please consider donating to his fundraising efforts.

Thank you, Brian, for running to support all the kids like Victory who deserve a chance at life. Those of us who have the honor of being in their lives truly understand the unmatched joy they bring to the world around them!