Jeremiah Ray's Fundraiser:

Footsteps For Rebecca

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via Crowdrise 6 months ago

BENEFITING: Amputee Coalition

EVENT DATE: Nov 24, 2013

THE STORY:

Starting in late November 2013, I will be walking north along the Pacific Coast from Los Angeles, California to Seattle, Washington. My trek is not only an act of solidarity for my older sister, Rebecca, who, through a series of medical mishaps, lost her right leg in 2012, but also a chance to raise funds in support of the Amputee Coalition of America.

I was initially unsure of what to call my fundraiser. I had many ideas, all of which seemed to sum up quite well what I was hoping to achieve with titling. Footsteps, however, delves more into the conceptual aspect of my walk and touches upon what I hope to gain from it personally. When Rebecca first lost her leg the financial burden, though certainly not outweighing the emotional and physical ones, became quite apparent. The cost of certain prosthetic limbs was staggering. Once, when discussing this with her, I said I would do a fundraising event based around walking. At the time I was considering my sister's financial needs and wanted to help her raise funds to purchase a prosthesis which would allow her to lead a happy and productive life. Rebecca, in her consistently strong and stoic manner, stated she didn't want the fundraiser to be solely about her but rather all amputees. 

A footstep refers to the movement made by ones foot while walking, as well as the sound caused by footfall. Though, as an idiom, it refers to following in the tradition of, or carry on in the manner of, something or someone. 

In this regard, Footsteps For Rebecca is also my way of trying to emulate her endless strength and courage while raising money for a wonderful organization.

The Amputee Coalition is a donor-supported, voluntary health organization serving more than 2 million people with limb loss and more than 28 million people at risk for amputation.

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$3,718

MONEY RAISED
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  • With our love, Michael, Judy, Julia, &am...

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sheila Geant

    $50

  • Jimmy and Patrice

    $30

  • Dr and Mrs Nolan

    $100

  • Nora Newton

    $20

  • Sandra Carslick

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Alex Johnson

    $10

  • Mary Penner

    $20

  • Ashi Sharma

    $15

  • Stuart and Elaine Marsh

    $100

  • Molly Haley

    $25

  • Anna and Ben

    $50

  • Rebecca Ray

    $100

  • R & J Fortin

    $100

  • Anita DeSimone

    $100

  • Mary Nolan

    $100

  • Janice and Lauren

    $50

  • Jack and Lori

    $25

  • LLBH Private Wealth Management

    $350

  • Jim and Lisa Jenkins

    $100

  • Robert Wheeler

    $100

  • Nick and Susan Camera

    $500

  • Cameron Bonsey

    $25

  • Joxer Daly

    $15

  • George and Robin

    $25

  • Claire myers

    $10

  • Annie Salorio

    $75

  • Maria Mirto Brill

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Susan Mirto Scardilli

    $25

  • Joan Kubicek

    $30

  • Roger and Charlotte Pitman

    $100

  • Mary, Burren College of Art.

    $50

  • Derek & Rebecca Small

    $10

  • Cindy Salorio

    $100

  • Lynn Sternfels

    $25

  • Elmo Zurch

    $20

  • Rotary Club of Boothbay Harbor, Maine

    $500

  • anonymous

    $25

  • Kat

    $28

  • Etienne

    $25

  • anonymous

    $25

  • An admirer

    $50

  • Susan Stout

    $50

  • Jo McCartan

    $25

  • George Gondo

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ed McCartan

    $10

  • Lyn K.G.

    $50

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25% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lyn K.G.

Lyn K.G.

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Ed McCartan

Ed McCartan

DONATION: $10

For Rebecca. 2 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

George Gondo

George Gondo

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Jo McCartan

Jo McCartan

DONATION: $25

Continued luck on your journey 3 months ago