Skip to content
taragross's profile image - click for profile

Tara Gross' Fundraiser:

FACES at NYU Langone Medical Center NYC Half 2015

Tara's Photo
Tara Gross

THE STORY:


In the fourth grade I met a girl named Emily Lumley, she was smart, creative and one of the kindest souls. Over the past eleven years we have created a friendship like no other. Emily and myself have become more like sisters, and we have grown close to each others families. Emily's younger brother Daniel was in kindergarten when we met, a cute little boy with bright eyes and a handsome smile. I have had the pleasure to watch Daniel grow into a young man. Today, Daniel is 16, a Junior at Sayville High School, where he has been on the High Honor Roll since middle school. He is passionate about art, loving to paint and draw. Daniel is also an animal lover, he cares for many fish as well as his service dog, Antoinette.  Daniel can light up a room and never fails to have me laughing. 
On November 4th 2012, I recieved a text message from Emily, Daniel had just suffered from an eleven minute long grand mal seizure while sitting in his kitchen. Emily and her parents, Danny and Lisa, both Registered Nurses were home that morning, and helplessly watched as Daniel seized violently. Daniel was rushed to NSLIJHS Southside hospital and was later transferred to NSLIJHS Cohen Children's Hospital Medical Center. After numerous tests Daniel was diagnosed with occipital lobe epilepsey, a disease without a cause or a cure. 
As a young teen this would dramatically change the life he lived. Taking many precautions every day, Daniel has lost most of the freedom a young man looks foward to coming into his teenage years. Daniel can never be left by himself, cannot lock the door in the bathroom and cannot take the driver's learner's permit test. Also, he cannot take part in any contact sports, or play gym with his classmates. For most teenagers this is a very exciting point in life, gaining freedom and being able to drive, epilepsy has taken that from Daniel. 
In support of Daniel and the entire Lumley Family, I, Tara Gross, will run along side my best friend, Emily,  on March 15th, 2015 in the NYC Half Marathon with teamFACES to find a cure for epilepsy and seizures. I ask that you please help myself and my team raise money to find a cure for Daniel and all others suffering from epilepsy

 

 

 

 

FACES at NYU Langone Medical Center wrote -

TeamFACES is proud to run in the 2015 NYC Half Marathon among thousands of others as they race on behalf of important, meaningful causes. Our athletes aimed to spread epilepsy awareness and support for the mission of FACES while racing through the streets of New York City on March 15th! 

FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) at NYU Langone Medical Center is dedicated to helping people and families living with epilepsy, through research, education, and clinical and community support programs. 

Funds raised by each runner will benefit research efforts to improve epilepsy care, educational materials and cost-free seminars, scholarship opportunities, family initiatives, and various events hosted by FACES throughout the year.  

To learn more about FACES, please click here to watch our video. 

$2,065

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Kristie and John Thornton

    $100

  • Generous donators from GoFundme

    $305

  • Jackie Leary

    $50

  • Dee

    $35

  • Sweet Frog Sayville

    $170

  • Outside fundraising

    $1,405.50

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

69% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $25,114 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

FACES at NYU Langone Medical Center

Amount Raised

$9,135

 

73% Raised of $12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alan Gordon

Amount Raised

$7,460

 

149% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erik Wettermark

Amount Raised

$6,454

Fundraiser Title

Tara Gross

Amount Raised

$2,065

 

69% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Outside fundraising

Outside fundraising

DONATION: $1,405.50

thank you to all !!! 3 years ago

Sweet Frog Sayville

Sweet Frog Sayville

DONATION: $170

This donation represents a percentage of sales from the fundraiser held at Sweet Frog. Thank you all who supported the fundraiser this past Sunday, March 22nd! 3 years ago

Dee

Dee

DONATION: $35

I am so proud of you and emily for completing your race! It is such an amazing accomplishment. Thank you for all the love and support you have given daniel and my whole family. Love you!! 3 years ago

Jackie Leary

Jackie Leary

DONATION: $50

Good luck Tara! You're going to do amazing. Can't wait to watch you cross that finish line!!! 3 years ago

Generous donators from GoFundme

Generous donators from GoFundme

DONATION: $305

Thank you to Debbie Thornton, Lewis Thornton and the anonymous donators who have helped support the cause! 4 years ago

Kristie and John Thornton

Kristie and John Thornton

DONATION: $100

4 years ago