Meet Chris Hughes, Falmouth Road Race #TeamMAY


Each runner on #TeamMAY had a personal reason for lining up at the start of the 2018 Falmouth Road Race. One team member ran to help support his daughter’s school, the May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders in Brockton. 

At the age of six, Chris’ daughter, Hannah, had a profound regression that led to losing her speech along with other skills. While searching for services, he found the May Center School in Brockton. The school focuses on both education and rehabilitation, which was a great fit for Hannah. In the summer of 2006, she started as a day student. Chris was impressed by the teachers and clinical team. “Through the years, the staff at the May have worked tirelessly to guide and encourage Hannah to make as much progress as she is able.”

In 2012, it became harder to manage Hannah’s needs at home. The difficult decision to move Hannah into one of the school’s residential settings was made. “I am grateful to the May for providing a nurturing and safe place where I could feel comfortable knowing Hannah was well cared for,” Chris said. “They have provided a loving and caring place for her to be educated and to live.”

We are grateful to Chris and all of our Falmouth Road Race runners for their dedication to raising money for our mission. Thanks to the generosity of friends and donors like you, the runners on #TeamMAY raised more than $25,000 for May Institute’s programs and services for children and adults with autism, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs.