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7 Marathons, 7 Days, 7 States - Lucky 7 for Run4Brad

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BENEFITING: WINIFRED MASTERSON BURKE MEDICAL RESEARCH

EVENT: Run 4 Brad

EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2015

Karen Murray

THE STORY:

When I lace up my sneakers on June 1 for this next challenge of running 7 marathons in 7 days in 7 states, I will be running the Heartland Series with my heart, not just my feet.

I have once again joined the “Run 4 Brad” fundraising, and I couldn’t be more excited to tell you about it, update you and invite you to support me and this initiative.

Run 4 Brad was founded by the intrepid Jessica Berman, after her husband Brad suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke on August 4, 2013, as he was lacing up for a training run for what should have been his 4th marathon.  This brain injury resulted from a congenital AVM (arteriovenous malformation) which had ruptured that fateful morning but had otherwise been asymptomatic for the previous 37 years of Brad’s healthy, active, productive life.  After 4 months in the hospital, Brad has since been home where he continues his courageous recovery alongside his wife and 2 young boys.

The goal of the Run4Brad team is to raise money to build a new lower limb robotics program at the prestigious Burke Medical Research Institute in Southern Westchester.  Burke’s existing upper limb robotics clinic has yielded impressive results, and now it’s time to provide lower limb resources to help those, like Brad, who have suffered traumatic brain injuries to maximize their respective rehabilitation efforts. This CBS segment produced on Brad, his family, and the robotics clinic they are building impressively explains the science and why lower limb robotics have the ability to change so many people's lives! http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-robotic-rehab-may-help-young-stroke-victim-reclaim-future/

The Run 4 Brad movement has raised over $500,000 which has immediately been put to use, including for the purchase of two robots and supporting staff.

I hope you are as inspired as I am by the Bermans and their efforts to bring lower limb robotics to patients in need.

While I may not be the fastest runner, I still can run. So I will.  I will Run 4 Brad. We hope that one day, with your help to build the lower limb robotics clinic, we will run with Brad!!!

I will run with my heart, be grateful for your contributions and be fueled by the courage and determination of those rehabilitating and awaiting the use of lower limb robotics. Together we can make that dream a reality.

Thank you for all your anticipated invaluable support!

Best,
Karen

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To This Fundraiser

$3,938

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joseph De Sousa

    $500

  • Kathryn Stoker

    $30

  • Roberta Chevlowe

    $100

  • Jim Schattschneider

    $77

  • Wendy Arias

    $31

  • Mike and Nan

    $500

  • Dotti

    $50

  • Jerome Le Jamtel

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Carl T

    $250

  • Jason Thrope

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Good Luck!

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Patrick

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Hyalker L. Amaral

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jason Jun

    $50

  • Jessica & Brad Berman

    $50

  • Kathleen

    $100

  • Gayle Herman

    $77

  • Dr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Hezberg

     

  • Richard Sgaglio

    $25

  • Laura Murray Rivertown Runner

    $50

  • Laurel Gaffney

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $182

  • Don and Vicki Safferstein

    $100

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The Team: $3,938 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Don and Vicki Safferstein

Don and Vicki Safferstein

DONATION: $100

Good luck Karen. You are truly amazing! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $182

Karen - You inspire us all to use our strength to make a difference. Go Team Run 4 Brad!!!! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Laurel Gaffney

Laurel Gaffney

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Karen!! I'm so impressed by your hard work and dedication to such a great cause. I hope the 7 in 7 is a breeze! 3 years ago

Laura Murray Rivertown Runner

Laura Murray Rivertown Runner

DONATION: $50

Sending love from the Rivertown Runners in Tarrytown! We will be cheering for you. You are doing such an amazing thing. Remember one step at a time :) 3 years ago

Richard Sgaglio

Richard Sgaglio

DONATION: $25

I am amazed at your dedication to helping Brad and others. Best of luck on your 7/7/7 journey. - 3 years ago

Gayle Herman

Gayle Herman

DONATION: $77

I can't wait to follow another one of your running adventures Karen. You consistently raise the bar, challenge yourself, and make the world a better place, all while having a wonderful time! May the road rise to meet you and the Fireballs be plentiful :) 3 years ago

Kathleen

Kathleen

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jessica & Brad Berman

Jessica & Brad Berman

DONATION: $50

You are unbelievable, YOU INSPIRE US. Thanks for all you do! xo, sending you lots of strength 3 years ago