The Born to Run Foundation has made its third artificial limb donation at a fundraiser event for Noelle’s Angels at Fenway Johnnies on June 6.
Noelle Lambert, 22, of Manchester, New Hampshire, established the foundation after she lost her left leg in a moped accident on Martha’s Vineyard in 2016. Lambert presented a running prosthesis to 19year-old Henry Tripp, of Arlington. Tripp is an above-the-knee amputee who lost his leg in a car accident last fall.
“Having the opportunity to start this foundation and be able to provide young people with athletic prostheses has meant the world to me,” said Lambert. “Now with this new running blade, Henry will have the ability to get back into running with his new blade.”
At Noelle’s Angels fundraiser event held at Fenway Johnnies, Tripp said, “I am extremely grateful for the running blade donation because now I can become more active and start running again.”
Lambert, a former Division 1 college athlete who played lacrosse at UMass Lowell, established The Born to Run Foundation to help young a
mputees obtain specialized prosthetic devices so that they can live fulfilling lives. She is currently trying out for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo and recently qualified in initial trials for the 100-meter event in track and field.
In addition to the prosthesis presentation, the foundation held a raffle to raise additional funds which included stays at the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont, Red Sox tickets, gift certificates to Cheers/Hampshire House Boston, Fenway Johnnies, Legal Seafoods, and gift baskets of coffee items, spa items and Hallmark items.