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Andrea Potvin is running for her late brother who dealt with long-term effects of juvenile diabetes

"I am raising funds for The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to help support their programs."

Andrea Potvin is running to honor her brother, Dan. Andrea Potvin

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Name: Andrea Potvin
Age: 34
From: Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

I am running the Boston Marathon in honor of my brother Dan. Dan passed away after dealing with the lifelong effects of juvenile diabetes, which led to vision impairment amongst other issues.

I am raising funds for The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to help support their programs that provides vital services to others that struggle with vision impairment.

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