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2015 Disney Team Sparrow's Nest

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Teresa Hughes

THE STORY:

In January of 2013 I was diagnosed with Lymphoma.  After an emergency thyroidectomy and tracheotomy, I was sent to the oncologist for treatment. I had six rounds of chemo and I thought that all I had to do was to get stronger. I was left bald, I spoke in a whisper, had peripheral neuropathy and I was in a wheelchair.

I tell people I survived the disease, now I have to survive the treatment. I have fought hard in my recovery. I've had 6 months of Physical Therapy and OT. I've had two surgeries (thyroplasty) and speech therapy to improve my voice. I go to the wellness center most days. I just began to train for running.

I try to make healthier choices in food (but I DO love a good cupcake & I adore good beer). I am also excited about new experiences: Among other things I have swum with dolphins, hiked in the desert in Nevada, and ridden a horse! Last weekend I ran my first 5K!

I could not have accomplished these things without the love, prayers and support of my family and friends. <3

I adore Sparrow's Nest and believe strongly in their mission. I decided to join their running team and run a half marathon. By doing this, I can raise enough money to feed a family with cancer for a year. I'm not kidding, I am scared. The last time I ran was in Berlin, Germany and the wall was still up. It's a lot of money to raise. I will be asking for advice from my "runner" friends, encouragement from all of you & (eventually) monetary support to help me reach my goal. I will get there one step at a time.

Please support our team and make a tax deductible donation today on this secure website.  Donations can also be mailed to:  

Sparrow’s Nest Charity, 942 Route 376, Suite 217, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

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To This Fundraiser

$935

MONEY RAISED
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  • Thea Schoep

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Laura

    $200

  • Savanna

    $25

  • Jo-Ann Citterbrt

    $50

  • Ella Gufler

    $25

  • Mo Lepine

     

  • The Cup Takes the Cake

    $260

  • Karen

    $50

  • Lori & Ian Marchant

    $50

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31% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $107,778 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Cristin O'Neal and Brian Nelson

Amount Raised

$3,890

 

65% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Kelli DeRocha

Amount Raised

$3,550

 

118% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Rebecca Smith

Amount Raised

$3,160

 

79% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Jennifer Cunningham

Amount Raised

$3,096

 

111% Raised of $2,800 Goal

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Holly Ciferri

Amount Raised

$3,071

 

110% Raised of $2,800 Goal

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Ginalea Healy

Amount Raised

$3,045

 

113% Raised of $2,700 Goal

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LaToya Hawkins

Amount Raised

$3,000

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Carolyn Raineri

Amount Raised

$2,891

 

103% Raised of $2,800 Goal

Donor Comments

Lori & Ian Marchant

Lori & Ian Marchant

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Teresa. You can do it. We're thinking of you. Run like the wind :-) 2 years ago

Karen

Karen

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The  Cup Takes the Cake

The Cup Takes the Cake

DONATION: $260

2 years ago

Mo Lepine

Mo Lepine

Go Teresa Go! You're HUGE! 2 years ago

Ella Gufler

Ella Gufler

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jo-Ann Citterbrt

Jo-Ann Citterbrt

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Savanna

Savanna

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Laura

Laura

DONATION: $200

T, even though you're my "little" sister, you've been a great inspiration over the past 2 years. I admire your strength and determination. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Thea Schoep

Thea Schoep

DONATION: $25

You, my dear friend, are an inspiration. Love you! Thea 2 years ago