Drew Croatt's Fundraiser:

Drew Croatt - NextStep - LA2011

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THE STORY:

For years I have been out on long training runs/bikes/swims and every time, without fail, I run through the same string of emotions.  1st - Bordom.  2nd - Physical Agony.  3rd - Inspiration.  While I am never sure when bordom will set in or what part(s) of my body are going to hurt, I always know what my source of inspiration will be...my friend Janne Kouri and his story.  I use Janne as my motivational muscle in EVERY workout.  Janne has been a large part of the motor that has pushed me to do things I never thought were possible.  I have even gone so far as to put his JK initials on every pair of shoes I have trained in.  I have been drawing from Janne (without his knowledge) to get me through so many workouts for so long - now it's time that I start to pay him back.      

Janne is a friend of mine from Hermosa Beach who, up until the summer of 2006, lived an extremely active life.  That summer, Janne's life changed.  While at the beach, Janne went into the ocean to cool off, standing in thigh high water, and dove into an oncoming wave.  Something we have done 100 times before, only this time Janne ended up diving into an unseen sandbar and suffered a severe spinal cord injury and paralysis.  

Janne was in the fortunate minority of spinal cord injury individuals who was able to recieve the most advanced care and ground breaking treatments available.  Being the incredible individual he is, Janne made it his personal mission to make this treatment available to EVERYBODY.  Janne is nothing short of amazing.  His story was featured on Good Morning America (video link on this page).  

Janne is the president and founder of NextStep Fitness, which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the very best fitness facilities designed specifically for the physically challenged at the most affordable cost.  http://www.nextstepfitness.org/.  

Please help me raise funds for NextStep.  Your donation means a lot.  Every dollar we raise makes a difference.

"Running for those who can't - yet!"

- Drew

Video - "One Day at NextStep" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vEWvTQOX-4

Video - "Janne's first steps post accident"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSP28WE_WYY

 

 

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$2,535

MONEY RAISED
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  • Drew Croatt

    $40

  • KJ and Sarah Behrendt

    $50

  • Brett Favre

    $100

  • Riley Kunz

    $20

  • Emmet & Stacey

    $20

  • Joel & Becky

    $20

  • Greta's Gang

    $50

  • Shawn & Jess Dechant

    $50

  • Murray

    $25

  • Janne & Susan Kouri

    $50

  • Jim Cuminale

    $500

  • Theresa Escobar

    $400

  • Ryan Mueller

    $20

  • Dogger

    $100

  • Ferguson

    $25

  • Harriet & Josh

    $100

  • Widow

    $20

  • Dohrenwe...

    $20

  • Michelle and John Klein

    $50

  • Fred Ellner

    $50

  • Ed Ayabarreno

    $100

  • Anderson Bell

    $25

  • Jim and Shirley Willard

    $100

  • Rossi

    $25

  • Kim and Paul Gehrmann

    $30

  • Becky Meyer

    $20

  • Christa Cooper

    $40

  • Cathy

    $15

  • The Britts

    $100

  • Mom & Dad

    $75

  • Frank and Kristen Alioto

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Matthew Ayabarreno

    $20

  • Ben & Kelly Croatt

    $100

  • Heidi and Greg

    $50

  • Schaetzels

    $50

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The Team: $2,535 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Drew Croatt

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Donor Comments

Becky Meyer

Becky Meyer

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Kim and Paul Gehrmann

Kim and Paul Gehrmann

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Rossi

Rossi

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jim and Shirley Willard

Jim and Shirley Willard

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anderson Bell

Anderson Bell

DONATION: $25

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