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Brian Boyle

Improving Patient and Family Engagement in the Hospital Room

Brian Boyle | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Back in 2004, my care providers explained to me that they were able to save my life because they had the latest state-of-the-art technology at that point in time. If it were ten years earlier, they told me that things could have been a lot different.

Ironman Maryland

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

This past weekend I participated in the Inaugural Ironman Maryland, which took place in Cambridge, Maryland. This race was special because there ar...

Live a Life That Matters

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When I watched the sunrise during my morning jog, I realized something. A smile came to my face because I realized that I'm alive, healthy and it has officially been ten years since my near fatal car accident.

My Visit With the Students From the University of Southern Indiana

Brian Boyle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Later that evening I shared my story in the auditorium, and the message I focused on dealt with the subject of motivation and goal setting. I stressed that we all have our own experiences in life that have made us who we are.

My Powerbar Team Elite Story

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports
Brian Boyle

In the summer of 2007, I entered into the realm of endurance sports when I started to prepare for my first triathlon, the Steelhead Ironman 70.3.

Representing the American Red Cross at the France Arrival Ceremony at the White House

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

In attendance at the French Arrival Ceremony there were over 100 members of the military from every branch, every state and every background. They represented to the fullest degree with every movement being in perfect coordination.

Receiving Johns Hopkins' Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

Brian Boyle | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Image: Keith Weller "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep mov...

Blood Donation: Giving the Gift of Life This Holiday Season

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

As a former ICU patient, I experienced this first hand by observing the love and support from my parents, family, friends, and medical team. In my darkest moments in the hospital, they were there to help guide me through, and they did.

The Power of the Voice Is Amplified When the Message Is of Gratitude

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

After several attempts to get me to saw a few syllables, one lucky day it just happened out of nowhere. My respiratory therapist attached a speaking valve, and I tried to sound out a few words and all of a sudden I began talking.

Motivation at Its Maximum

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Brian volunteering at a Red Cross event in Connecticut before the Hartford Marathon When we are born, we are given the gift of a lifetime. However,...

Participated in the Malibu Triathlon in Honor of My Blood Donors

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.13.2013 | Good News
Brian Boyle

This past weekend I participated in the Malibu triathlon, which is a race that I've always wanted to do ever since I entered the sport.

Heroes of Humanity

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

More often than not, we see the hardship and downfall of the human spirit across our news feeds and television stations. But, what about the triumph of the human spirit? The compassion? The will to do what we can to make the world a better place?

Summer Blood Donations Encouraged to Keep Pace With Blood Needs

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.

Giving Blood, Giving Life

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.09.2013 | DC
Brian Boyle

I am 27 years old, and I am the National Volunteer Spokesperson for the American Red Cross. But nine years ago on July 6, 2004, I was a blood recipient after being involved in a near fatal car accident that caused catastrophic injuries.

My Visit With the Students in the Red Cross NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program

Brian Boyle | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

For the third year, I had the privilege of visiting with the students in the American Red Cross NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program at the Red Cross...

To Achieve Your Dreams, Quitting is Not an Option

Brian Boyle | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

In the summer of 2004 I remember sitting on my hospital bed and trying my best to be positive in such a tragic situation, but it wasn't easy. Years later I achieved one of my goals and competed in the Hawaii Ironman.

Iron Heart 5K: A Race Dedicated to Health Care Providers

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

For me, this race is an opportunity to show my appreciation for the care I received during my recovery, and give back to the health care community.

My Reflections on the Ironman Triathlon

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I grew up watching this incredible sport on television every year, and was always fascinated by the athletes who participated. And as the Ironman celebrated 35 years this week, I reflected back on my very first Ironman in 2007.

Red Cross Helping Those in Need During Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When Hurricane Sandy was approaching the eastern seaboard of the United States, the American Red Cross was already making the preparations to respond to the communities that were in the path of the devastating storm.

Through the Eyes of My Grandfather: A Soldier's Story

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Determination. It is a simple, but also a very powerful word, defined as the ability to set your mind on a certain goal in life, and then pursuing it until it is accomplished.

After Dying 8 Times, Triathlete Accomplishes Amazing Feat For Charity

Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact

Brian Boyle died eight times after a dump truck sidelined him on his way home from swim practice, but the resilient athlete just wouldn't let go. ...

Rangers Sweep Flyers To Clinch Top Seed

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 04.04.2012 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Callahan and Artem Anisimov scored as part of a four-goal first period, and the New York Rangers clinched the top seed in the Eas...