Dan Hyatt's Fundraiser:

YJYC 2014 Ironman Louisville

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THE STORY:

I struggled with obesity for as long as I can remember.  As a child, I was in the minority and called names and harassed about my weight by adults and children alike.  It is no way to live life.  When I finally got up the intestinal fortitude to do something about it, I was 43 years old.  CNN picked up on my story recently and published it on their website.  An abbreviated version of the story is listed below.  As a result of the article, I have been blessed with an outpouring of generous offers to assist me in my quest to become an IRONMAN.  Instead of accepting those offers directly, I have chosen to work with the IRONMAN Foundation to raise money on behalf of childhood obesity.  No one should have to go through life as I did.  The childhood obesity problem has risen to epidemic proportions in the United States and I want to do my part to help.  Will you help me help children plagued by childhood obesity "find their IRONMAN"?  That one thing which drives them to choose a healthier lifestyle.  Please make a donation and/or join my fundraising team today.

 

Excerpted from CNN.com:

On January 13, 2012, Dan Hyatt crawled to the top of a tower at the plastics plant where he worked, when he doubled over and was struggling to catch his breath. That was when it hit him, if he didn’t lose the weight he may never see his three daughter’s graduate college, get married or have children. At 337 pounds, on several high blood pressure medications and a CPAP machine, Dan decided he was going to make the change from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one while also training to be an IRONMAN.

"I can't explain how my logic works, but I just decided, if I try to run the Ironman, even if I don't get there, I'm going to lose the weight and I'm going to get fit," said the 44-year-old from Ottawa, Illinois.

Eight months later, Dan had completed his first triathlon, ran his first marathon and lost nearly 100 pounds. To date he has lost 135 pounds, 12 inches off his waist and his working out 12-14 hours per week- swimming, running, cycling and doing yoga.

"The human body is capable of so much more than you can fathom if you have the mental fortitude to put past the artificial limits that your brain places on it," he said. "The harder it sounds or the more challenging it is, the more appealing it is to me."

Dan's fundraising campaign will be to support programs for getting children healthy, active and to help prevent childhood obesity.

Join me on my journey to become an IRONMAN in Louisville, Kentucky and donate to his cause today!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,465

MONEY RAISED
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  • FM2I - Dan Hyatt

    $50

  • Heather Fowler

    $25

  • Ann Muth

    $50

  • Carol Muth

    $50

  • Rob Poundstone

    $50

  • Ed Terry

    $50

  • Samantha

     

  • Mike & Julie Kessinger

    $50

  • Gina Miller

    $10

  • Brett Dressler

    $10

  • Derek backes

    $10

  • Bob Mac

    $20

  • Ken Methling

    $25

  • Allen & Teresa Clasen

    $50

  • Matt McDermott

    $50

  • Dan Furey

    $20

  • Nancy Prafcke

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sabic IP Hope Outreach

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Craig & Kim

    $25

  • Joe and Lois Christman

    $25

  • Ottawa Lions Club

    $100

  • Nick Matuszew...

    $100

  • CrowdRise

    $25

  • Mendota Moose Lodge #714

    $385

  • Linda Lehn

    $20

  • Sue Henderson

    $35

  • Lisa Meyer

    $50

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29% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $7,559 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Katie Spotz

Amount Raised:

$2,830

 

20% Raised of $14,060 Goal

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Thorn Baccich

Amount Raised:

$2,355

 

47% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dan Hyatt

Amount Raised:

$1,465

 

29% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Timothy Riggs

Amount Raised:

$459

 

23% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Joseph Couvillon

Amount Raised:

$200

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Micah Farley

Amount Raised:

$100

 

7% Raised of $1,406 Goal

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Mark Weber

Amount Raised:

$75

 

4% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Mike Morris

Amount Raised:

$25

Donor Comments

Lisa Meyer

Lisa Meyer

DONATION: $50

Hi Dan - congratulations to your success and your amazing journey. 1 week ago

Sue Henderson

Sue Henderson

DONATION: $35

Amazing Dan! GOOD LUCK! 1 week ago

Linda Lehn

Linda Lehn

DONATION: $20

1 week ago

Mendota Moose Lodge #714

Mendota Moose Lodge #714

DONATION: $385

4 weeks ago

CrowdRise

CrowdRise

DONATION: $25

1 month ago