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Mel Michaluk's Fundraiser:

Ryan's Run 6 - NYC Marathon 2015

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BENEFITING: ALLIED SERVICES FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: ALLIED SERVICES FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015

Mel Michaluk

THE STORY:

I'm proud to be running the TCS NYC Marathon to help children and adults with disabilities in NE and Central Pennsylvania served by Allied Services. Any size donation will help. Donate $30 in my honor and you'll be eligible to receive a cool moisture-wicking Ryan's Run exercise shirt.

I am a wife and mother of two amazing boys, Peter who is four, and Henry who is six months. I am a Physician specializing in Rehabilitation Medicine and sub-specializing in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. I do everything to the extreme, including cooking particularly healthy. It’s not unusual for my husband to ask me if I left the sugar and butter out of my cookies.

The 2015 TCS New York City Marathon will be my 11th marathon, yet my first New York City Marathon. I haven’t completed a sanctioned marathon since before my first son was born. Although in 2013, my husband and I ran a marathon that we mapped ourselves to honor babies that are lost during pregnancy.

My life changed when I went to the hospital, unable to stop coughing at 38 weeks pregnant with my second son. I had an emergency c-section and woke up three weeks later in the ICU at Lehigh Valley Hospital. I was on a mechanical ventilator and an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, ECMO. I couldn’t move and I couldn’t run. My newborn baby was three weeks old and I hadn’t spent any time with him yet. I learned that I contracted a necrotizing spore forming pneumonia and had bacteria in my bloodstream. Despite all this, my son, Henry, was born healthy.

After two more weeks in the hospital, and a short stay at John Heinz Rehab Hospital, I finally went home to a loving family who had to do a lot for me. I had so much help from my husband, siblings, in-laws, and my church. Our church in Dallas, PA, Grace Community Church, cooked meals for us daily.

Ryan’s Run 6 is the perfect way to complete my first marathon since all of this happened. I want to raise money for people who cannot afford ECMO machines or power wheelchairs. I want to thank Allied Services for the amazing rehab care I received. This marathon isn’t about meeting a personal record, but about being healthy enough to run again, breathe on my own, and to thank the health care world for doing what we do best, giving people their lives back.

ALLIED SERVICES FOUNDATION wrote -

Inspiring Fitness. Challenging Disability. Changing Lives. 

For the 6th year, WNEP TV's Ryan Leckey will lead a team of amazing individuals in raising funds and awareness for children and adults with disabilities.

On November 1, the Ryan's Run 6 team will run the TCS New York City marathon to benefit Allied Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities, life-changing injuries and chronic illness in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. 

In just 5 years, Ryan's Run has raised more than $1.2 million enabling Allied Services to invest in the people, services and cutting-edge technology that is changing lives in tgis region. Click here to meet some of the incredible people reaching new heights thanks to Ryan's Run and your generous donations: 

www.wnep.com/2015/02/24/wneps-ryans-run-5-update/

www.wnep.com/2014/05/16/rr4-update-new-freedom-for-kids/

www.wnep.com/2014/05/16/rr4-update-new-technology-gives-patients-a-voice/

$4,547

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jason and Julie Michaluk

    $30

  • The Finn-Gongs

    $100

  • John, Laura and Charlotte Manfield

    $100

  • Monique Manfield

    $50

  • The Lams

    $100

  • Gong-Haughtons

    $60

  • Regina and John Michaluk

    $200

  • Northeastern Rehab Associates

    $3,000

  • Jack DeSanto, Jr.

    $61

  • Donna Reichle

    $30

  • Barbara Skates

    $30

  • Jacque 'Skip' Petherick

    $30

  • Cathy Petherick

    $30

  • Kelsey Hartmann

    $30

  • L wilson

    $36

  • Team Wundervino (DMVx3) xoxo

    $50

  • Marilyn Magee

    $5

  • Kathleen Boyd

    $20

  • Lisa Gatto

    $100

  • Katie McNulty

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $265

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Brian, Peter, and Henry

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

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The Team: $394,358 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Leckey

Amount Raised

$201,715

Fundraiser Title

Corey Burns

Amount Raised

$17,839

 

595% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Madden

Amount Raised

$16,342

 

545% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

stephane cloud

Amount Raised

$13,245

 

442% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alex Douglass

Amount Raised

$10,295

Fundraiser Title

Eric Pochas

Amount Raised

$9,174

 

183% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Langley

Amount Raised

$6,241

 

208% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Laura Kintner

Amount Raised

$6,185

 

206% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Mel is a great person and we are so excited to see that she is well enough to participate in the marathon 4 years ago

Brian, Peter, and Henry

Brian, Peter, and Henry

DONATION: $100

Go Mommy! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

To God be the Glory for your astounding recovery, Mel! And now you get to run the race set before you! 4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $265

4 years ago

Katie McNulty

Katie McNulty

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Lisa Gatto

Lisa Gatto

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Kathleen Boyd

Kathleen Boyd

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Marilyn Magee

Marilyn Magee

DONATION: $5

4 years ago

Team Wundervino (DMVx3) xoxo

Team Wundervino (DMVx3) xoxo

DONATION: $50

MEL-- YOU ARE AN INCREDIBLE INSPIRATION (AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN) IN EVERYTHING YOU DO! WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF YOU! WE LOVE YOU!! 4 years ago

L wilson

L wilson

DONATION: $36

Mel you are amazing!!!! 4 years ago