Laura (Charlii) Hawthorne's Fundraiser:

Team Kitten Rescue LA Marathon 2013

Laura (Charlii)'s Photo

BENEFITING: Kitten Rescue

ORGANIZER: Kitten Rescue

EVENT: ASICS LA Marathon 2013

EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2013

THE STORY:

I am a proud and dedicated volunteer of Kitten Rescue, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization devoted to helping homeless and abandoned cats and kittens in Los Angeles. During my nearly eight years with Kitten Rescue, I have been blessed in finding loving homes for over 250 cats and kittens, and even a few pooches!  Many of you adopted your furry four-legged family member(s) from me, some have sought advice with kitties that you’ve found, and others yet have indulged my insanity as I’ve brought along carriers full of neonate kittens everywhere: to work, to family gatherings and social events.

This year, I will be participating in the Los Angeles Marathon Big 5K as a member of Team Kitten Rescue. (Don’t be surprised if I have a carrier of kittens with me!) You might ask yourself why an overweight, asthmatic, arthritic grandmother of three, with a full time job, would take this on. . . . the same question my body has been asking my brain everyday!  I’ll tell you why. . .

Last spring (April Fool’s Day to be exact) a litter of the sickest newborn kittens I’d ever seen were ‘bestowed’ upon me. They’d been born in a mud-soaked drainage culvert on a cold and rainy day and remained there during another storm days later. They were just over a week old, weighing mere ounces, and barely clinging to life when they made their way to me. One little angel died hours later, and the remaining four were fading fast. They were so congested they couldn’t breathe, much less nurse on a bottle. I tube fed them around the clock by inserting a small catheter down their throats and directly into their tiny stomachs. Their eyes (though not even open yet) were crusted over and obviously seriously infected. For the next two weeks I feared losing one, or all, of them at any moment. Through the grace of God, they somehow survived and started to show signs of improvement.

Belle, Pearlie, and Ralphie had extensive eye damage.  A trip to a veterinary eye specialist revealed that they would all have scar tissue on their eyes forever from a herpes viral infection, which resulted in Pearlie having an eye removed.  The damage was continuing to progress and would not be reversible. Little Gaston’s eyes remained unaffected by the virus, but he was separately diagnosed with an enlarged heart, a medical condition that makes him unadoptable.

Little Ralphie was adopted by a wonderful woman who was able to see past the scarring and disfigurement to his eyes, but Belle, Pearlie and Gaston are still in my care.

Their vet visits, treatments, surgeries, medication and ongoing care have been, as can be imagined, quite costly. Kitten Rescue helps hundreds of cats and kittens like Belle, Pearlie, Ralphie and Gaston each year, but we can’t do it without your help.

I know times have been tough and recent economic challenges have affected us all, but I ask you to please open your heart (and your wallet) and donate whatever you possibly can by sponsoring me in the Big 5K. I promise, no amount is too small, and all donations are tax deductible.

Please visit my fundraising page where you can sponsor me:

http://www.crowdrise.com/teamkittenrescue2013/fundraiser/laurahawthorne

See a video depicting the journey of Belle, Pearlie, Ralphie and Gaston at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7eaNwgp_eg&feature=youtu.be

On behalf of Belle, Pearlie, Ralphie and Gaston, I thank you for your support.

With love and gratitude,

Laura (Charlii) Hawthorne, aka The Crazy Cat Lady

 

 

$6,325

MONEY RAISED
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  • Betsy's Bottle Babies

    $20

  • Sylvie Huard

     

  • The Foreman's

    $20

  • Bill & Taryn Fordes

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kelley and Brian Jacobson

    $100

  • Pam and Paul Buckley

    $75

  • Andree Morin

    $50

  • Amy Ginnow Andree Morin

    $100

  • Bill & Vicki Holland

    $50

  • Helen Steinmetz

    $20

  • Christine Borje

    $50

  • Amanda Lively & Cheryl Groah

    $100

  • edmond peykar

    $50

  • Jacob Peykar

    $20

  • Andrea Dunn

    $25

  • benji mama

    $100

  • Dave P

    $100

  • Gary and Leanne Larsen

    $50

  • Kathy Eshenko

    $20

  • BRUCE & PATTI

    $100

  • Carrie Wolfe

    $30

  • Diana and Mark Cooley

    $25

  • Paul & Lynn Schwertner

    $25

  • Cosmo

    $50

  • lisa venosa

    $25

  • Jean Eckrich

    $10

  • Tom & Erin Stangel

    $50

  • Tim & Gina Jones

    $20

  • Kitty Mommy too

     

  • Lisanne

    $30

  • Lori Leonard

    $40

  • LEE WOLFE

    $25

  • Jill Vegas

    $100

  • Patty Eshenko

    $50

  • DeeDee Southerl...

    $75

  • Laura Hawthorne - Cash Donations

    $250

  • John Amato

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Linda Deckard

    $100

  • Yoshi

    $20

  • Cueva Cats

    $50

  • Andy and Amanda Simonson

    $50

  • George Peykar

    $50

  • Mary Ann Sushinsky

    $100

  • Cash Donation

    $50

  • Meagan Thompson...

    $25

  • Leslie Arthur

    $25

  • Esther A.

    $25

  • Kim and Jamie Place-Ga...

    $15

  • Erick Herring

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Natalie Snow

    $20

  • Diane Mellina

    $100

  • Fuhlin Hsin

    $50

  • Caitlin Holland

     

  • Leigh Padilla

    $50

  • Abigail & Kenneth Lawrence

    $75

  • Alan

    $20

  • Lisa Cheney

    $20

  • babette pepaj

     

  • Gavin Robinson

    $25

  • Cori

    $10

  • Katie Dyl

    $25

  • Tom and Kelly Talamantez

    $50

  • Rogue (Sarah Emily)

    $150

  • Daniel J. Bernier

    $120

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Bill & Taryn Fordes 2.0

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Stacy Simpkins

    $50

  • Andrea & Frank

    $50

  • Trice Barto

    $50

  • Marc Bacon

    $25

  • Marie E. Bryan

    $25

  • Coconut Foran

    $25

  • Anti Ob

    $20

  • Mike Moskowitz

    $10

  • Annmarie Mayes

    $50

  • Kim Duncan

    $15

  • Elizabeth Gray

    $10

  • Debbie Gilbert

    $50

  • Rita Lasman

    $25

  • Offline Donation

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Katherine Juette

    $100

  • Cash Donations Collected

    $130

  • Robyn Katchem

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ben and Cindy McShane

    $40

  • Jan van diver

    $50

  • Amy Ginnow & Maui

    $105

  • Maui and Amy Ginnow

    $800

  • Nancy M. Capel (Ck. #6337)

    $20

  • Patty and Gina Marshall

    $10

  • Karyn V. Musgrove - Check #5090

    $50

  • Scott M. Gaffield - Check #102

    $100

  • Craig PAnsing

    $25

  • Alissa Newton

    $20

  • Melissa & Tony Tornay (plus PJ &...

    $100

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105% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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The Team: $62,552 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kitten Rescue

Amount Raised:

$14,188

 

19% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sandra Harrison

Amount Raised:

$10,030

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura (Charlii) Hawthorne

Amount Raised:

$6,325

 

105% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Evelyn Jensen

Amount Raised:

$2,651

 

106% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Hawkins

Amount Raised:

$1,820

Fundraiser Title

Aneta Dubow

Amount Raised:

$1,742

Fundraiser Title

Cynthia McKeag

Amount Raised:

$1,732

 

87% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Keith Crasnick

Amount Raised:

$1,698

Donor Comments

Melissa & Tony Tornay (plus PJ & Molly, formerly Gumdrop and BunnyBear)

Melissa & Tony Tornay (plus PJ & Molly, formerly Gumdrop and BunnyBear)

DONATION: $100

Thank you Laura for the work you do and especially for caring for, and saving the lives of, our two kittens (now they are big healthy cats haha) Polly Jean (Gumdrop) and Molly (BunnyBear). Thank you so much for rescuing animals. <3 12 months ago

Alissa Newton

Alissa Newton

DONATION: $20

I saw your video about Cocoa Puff and Lacey online and had to support you and the good work you do! Thank goodness there are people like you in the world! 1 year ago

Craig PAnsing

Craig PAnsing

DONATION: $25

Zuma and Dig Me thank you for finding them a good home. (Fuglymug and Peaweasle when with you). Thank you for doing what you do. 1 year ago

Scott M. Gaffield - Check #102

Scott M. Gaffield - Check #102

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Karyn V. Musgrove - Check #5090

Karyn V. Musgrove - Check #5090

DONATION: $50

1 year ago