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5K for Clay

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Katie Halper

THE STORY:

In May 2012, my father was involved in a car accident while training on his bicycle. The accident left him with a cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) and, in turn, paralysis. For the first week after his accident, it was unclear if he would be able to walk again or function independently for the remainder of his life. Despite a broken neck, multiple surgeries and overwhelming doubt, the once Olympic-level swimmer was able to defy all odds and took his first steps just weeks after his accident.

This year, in honor of my father, and on my birthday, I will be running a 5K to raise money for SCI charities and ongoing research. These funds will provide organizations with the financial means to continue life-changing research in cell regeneration, cell replacement, and retraining the central nervous system, which can help and give hope to the nearly 300,000 people in the United States currently living with an SCI. Not everyone understands the emotional and economic toll these injuries take on the injured person and his or her family.

Watching the progress that my father has made since his accident and the mental determination he has to persevere inspires me each and every day. He hasn’t let a life-altering injury deter him from his passion for his family, outdoor adventure, swimming, hiking and biking. Instead, he has turned to meditation and yoga and even became a certified peer mentor to help other people who have experienced similar injuries. I welcome you to:

  • donate (above)
  • participate (https://nycruns.com/races/?race=sci-5k-2016) or
  • learn more about SCI (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/sci/sci.htm.)

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To This Fundraiser

$925

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joseph Bogusky

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • Eli Libby

    $25

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  • Ed Dean

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ania O'Brien

    $50

  • Hugh Bogusky

    $75

  • Eli

     

  • Doug Frey

    $50

  • Brian and Mary McDonnell

    $50

  • Cosmo & Takota

    $100

  • The Jhala Family

    $100

  • Wendy and Mike Abramowitz

    $100

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185% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $925 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Katie Halper

Amount Raised

$825

 

165% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

natasha jhala

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Wendy and Mike Abramowitz

Wendy and Mike Abramowitz

DONATION: $100

Katie, we hope that both you and your father reach your goals! Good for you! 1 year ago

The Jhala Family

The Jhala Family

DONATION: $100

giving up is never an option 1 year ago

Cosmo & Takota

Cosmo & Takota

DONATION: $100

Good Luck Katie-We Love You!! 1 year ago

Brian and Mary McDonnell

Brian and Mary McDonnell

DONATION: $50

Relatives Wishing the Best for Katie and her father Clay 1 year ago

Doug Frey

Doug Frey

DONATION: $50

Keep on getting better! 1 year ago

Eli

Eli

5K for Clay, I love it! A family of heroes. 1 year ago

Hugh Bogusky

Hugh Bogusky

DONATION: $75

5K for SCI is a great cause!! 1 year ago

Ania O'Brien

Ania O'Brien

DONATION: $50

Awsome cause. 1 year ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $25

Cabin Crew for Clay 1 year ago

Ed Dean

Ed Dean

DONATION: $100

For Clay, to beating the odds and never quitting. 1 year ago