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Samantha Clink's Fundraiser:

40 Hours for the Family House

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BENEFITING: Gift of Life Family House

ORGANIZER: Gift of Life Family House

EVENT DATE: Dec 02, 2014

Samantha Clink

THE STORY:

Friends, Family, and Anyone Who Will Listen: 

Most of you know our story. My mom, Jeanne Clink, received a life-saving double lung and heart transplant on February 4, 2012. We spent two extra years with her, and she saw my brother and I achieve many new accomplishments, and we made so many wonderful memories together. 

Today, I am asking you to donate to this page for Jeanne Clink. At this time last year she was in the hospital in Philadelphia. We spent Christmas at the Gift of Life Family House as she struggled with infection in the hospital. I sat in the lobby of the Gift of Life Family House, wrapping everyone's Christmas presents on Christmas Eve; sharing grief, laughter, and tears with other guests who, like me, were still trying to give the gift of Christmas and keep the magic alive for their loved ones, all while fighting through tremendously stressful and life threatening situations.

We gave my mom an open heart charm last year, for her Pandora bracelet. I got a few gifts for my Dad and Brother and Sister-in-law, beacuse we were all there, and no one planned to be surprised by any gifts. But when we woke up in the Gift of Life House on Christmas morning, we found that it was visited by Santa too. Presents for each guest were left outside each door down the hallway, and guests were given gifts that suited their needs, personalities, or desires. The Gift of Life Family House's staff took the time to know their guests and give them a small surprise on Christmas morning. We had french toast, eggs, and bacon for breakfast. It was truly magical and so unexpected.

Then we made the short drive to Temple University Hospital to spend Christmas Day with mom. We skyped with our family back at home, and we exchanged gifts around the miniature Christmas trees that my brother and I brought for her room. In the evening we watched Monster's University in the hospital, a gift my mom received that day. After my Dad fell asleep, my Mom told my brother and I stories about her pregnancy with each of us. This is my most cherished memory, and my favorite Christmas yet, and the Gift of Life Family House made it so. Please, I know I've asked you to help this organization before, but I ask you to consider helping them again and at a higher level. Please consider giving a gift to the Gift of Life Family House to help other families like mine. 

Please join us in celebrating Giving Tuesday on December 2 by supporting the hundreds of transplant patients and families who call Gift of Life Family House their "home away from home."

At 8:00 a.m. on December 2, 2014, a big DONATE button will appear to the right of this screen - at which point you can make a much appreciated contribution to Gift of Life Family House and help us reach our goal for 40 Hours for the Family House!

 

$835

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kathy Hewlett

     

  • In Loving Memory of Jeanne

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Kathy, Ron, Ally & Zach

    $50

  • Olivia

    $25

  • Carrie and Phil Ebel

    $25

  • Barb

    $50

  • Cathy and Rick Haug

    $100

  • Jared

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Clarnce A Clink

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $110

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84% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $27,391 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Deborah Shah

Amount Raised

$4,846

 

121% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Abrams

Amount Raised

$3,117

 

312% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Avery stamps

Amount Raised

$2,136

 

43% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lori Peruto

Amount Raised

$2,030

 

254% Raised of $800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lynn Fallon

Amount Raised

$1,530

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Gordon

Amount Raised

$1,452

 

182% Raised of $800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

maryellen paget

Amount Raised

$1,075

 

108% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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carol giungo

Amount Raised

$990

 

124% Raised of $800 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $110

Jeanne Clink would love to have us all donate to the Gift of Life. The GOL was a home in a time that we needed a home and everyone became family, supporting and loving one another through the most difficult circumstances. We learned one another story and became one another biggest cheerleaders. Jeanne has always cheered for others and loved everyone and donating to the GOL in her honor is a way for her to continue to support other people the way she always has. Jeanne is greatly missed! 3 years ago

Clarnce A Clink

Clarnce A Clink

DONATION: $100

I loved her in life... and I love her just as much in death... Miss you every day BABY... Love always and forever Clarence..... 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Jeanne you left an indelible mark on this world! 3 years ago

Jared

Jared

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Cathy and Rick Haug

Cathy and Rick Haug

DONATION: $100

In honor and memory of Jeanne Clink. In tribute to Sam Clink for the indomitable, awesome wonderful person that she is. 3 years ago

Barb

Barb

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Carrie and Phil Ebel

Carrie and Phil Ebel

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Olivia

Olivia

DONATION: $25

All my love to your family this holiday season. Xo - Liv 3 years ago

Kathy, Ron, Ally & Zach

Kathy, Ron, Ally & Zach

DONATION: $50

In Loving Memory of Our Jeanne ❤️ 3 years ago

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $100

With our love,in memory of Jeanne 3 years ago