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Heather Abbott Foundation

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BENEFITING: Heather Abbott Foundation

ORGANIZER: Heather Abbott Foundation

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Jodi Kaiser

THE STORY:

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

I am very excited to announce that I will be running again with Heather Abbott's team, Team Limb-It-Less, but this time in the 2017 Boston Marathon with my big sister, Stacy Kaiser!!!

A few months ago in August, I ran the 2016 Falmouth Road Race on Team Limb-It-Less. It was amazing being part of such a great team, and it was a very emotional feeling crossing the finish line after running the 7 mile race. I can't even imagine how it will feel after crossing the finish line of 26.2 miles!!! 

For those who don't know me, My name is Jodi Kaiser. I am 24 years old and I have always been active in sports, but I have met a few challenges with my knees. I have had a few surgeries, but needed to have a full knee realignment surgery last year in November 2015. I was out of work for almost 2 months and had to go to physical therapy 3-4 times a week. I was finally able to get back into running in March, but to my disappointment I wasn't able to train to my fullest potential with the screw bulging out of my knee cap from my surgery. In June, I made the decision to have the screw removed, and since then I have been feeling so much better and have been able to go back to training and running. 

My passion in life has always been about giving back and helping others. Last year, my parent's store, Tiles Plus More was fortunate to help Heather Abbott by donating all the tile, marble, heated floor system, curbless shower system, wood flooring, setting and maintenance materials to Heather for her newly handicap accessible home. My colleague, a fellow Design Consultant, Barbara worked one on one with Heather in creating every look Heather wanted in her home. I am very fortunate to have met Heather and learn her story, and want to continue giving back and paying it forward to others in the community.

Below is some information about Heather's story and how her amazing charity gives back and helps other limb-loss victims obtain prosthetic devices so they are able to play sports, or wear heels or just be able to get back to living the life they love.

Heather Abbott Foundation wrote -

The Heather Abbott Foundation was formed as a result of Heather's amputation following the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013. As a new leg amputee, Heather got a fast lesson in the tremendous cost of prosthetic devices, which are often times not covered by health insurance. In order to live her life as close to the way she had prior to the bombing, she needed four different prosthetic devices which range in cost between $20,000 and $70,000. Aside from the walking leg that health insurance typically covers, Heather wanted legs for running, wearing high heels and swimming and taking a shower. Thanks to donations from individuals all over the world, the help of charitable organizations and good health insurance coverage, Heather obtain all four legs and credits them to her quick recovery and ability to return to her independent lifestyle. Heather learned early on that having her custom prostheses allowed her to return to doing the things that meant the most to her. Whether it was being able to paddle board again or wear high heels, these devices were key to Heather’s emotional and physical healing. But she recognized that the unusual circumstances and attention around the manner in which she became an amputee, in large part, are what got her those legs. Most people's amputations are not as highly publicized and people aren't aware that they may need help. The Heather Abbott Foundation was created to help other amputees like Heather thrive in their recovery and return to the life they love. Join us as Heather helps to “pay it forward.”

I am very thankful for your support and appreciate any donations that will help with my fundraising for The Heather Abbott Foundation.

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To This Fundraiser

$10,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mike O'Neil

    $300

  • A. Fogarty

    $50

  • Phil Bourque

    $100

  • Christine Emily

    $45

  • Julia McDonough & Kathleen Cushing

    $5

  • David Morgan

    $20

  • Billy Masionis

    $20

  • Melissa Fosdick

    $5

  • Glen Zygmuntowicz

    $15

  • Janice N.

    $10

  • Justin Voyer

    $10

  • John Brovelli

    $10

  • Minnette Harrington

    $10

  • Ryan Morrison

    $20

  • Bake Sale / Miscellaneous

    $140

  • Stephanie, Linnea, Carina, David

    $50

  • Nicholas Collins

    $100

  • Kim Chandler

    $25

  • Julie Cashman

    $10

  • Uncle Vinnie

    $50

  • Marc Magliozzi

    $26.20

  • Jessica Doornbos

    $10

  • Emily D'Agostino

    $26.20

  • Eric Wing

    $150

  • Donation Box (Misc Donations)

    $15

  • Scott Kaiser (Ornament Fundraiser)

    $20

  • Billy Masionis (Ornament Fundraiser)

    $20

  • Tony Aliberti (Ornament Fundraiser)

    $12

  • John Zullo (Ornament Fundraiser)

    $40

  • Vanessa Kaiser (Ornament Fundraiser)

    $40

  • Rob Gevanthor (Ornament Fundraiser)

    $20

  • Barbara Priest (Ornament Fundraiser)

    $40

  • Suzanne SanGiuliano

    $200

  • Heidi Cheris - Details Design

    $50

  • Robert Gevanthor

    $180

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • kendra campbell

     

  • Coaster Sales

    $145

  • Amy Gottschalk

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Robert O'Connell

    $100

  • NFL Divisional Pats $5 Square Pool Qtr 1 & Qtr 3 Winnings!

    $120

  • $5 Pool Fundraiser Jan 14, 2017

    $250

  • $10 Pool Fundraiser Jan14, 2017

    $500

  • $25 Super Bowl Square(s) Donations

    $625

  • $10 AFC Square Donations - January 22, 2017

    $500

  • Mike O'Neil

    $100

  • Robert O'Connell

    $150

  • Scott Kaiser

    $100

  • TPM In-Store Donations

    $70

  • Susan Garfield

    $250

  • Heidy Torres Booeshaghi

    $25

  • Joey Collins

     

  • Belknap White Group Deb Morrocco

    $100

  • One Hope Foundation

    $124

  • Annmarie Demarini

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jaimee

    $15

  • Katie Rodriguez

    $10

  • Jenso Custom Homes

    $50

  • Emily D'Agostino

    $10

  • Katy Cooke

    $30

  • Don Hartley

    $30

  • Darlene and Cody

     

  • Spadea & Balducci Family

     

  • Clarence and Candice Dyer

    $50

  • Kevin & Nancy Lee McNay

    $25

  • Jamie Kaiser

    $126

  • James & Sheryl Paollillo

    $50

  • Uncle Cheung's Restaurant

    $100

  • Vanessa Kaise

    $40

  • Misc Cash

    $320

  • Christine Vulpoas

    $50

  • Vanssa Kaiser

    $100

  • Barbara Karras

    $75

  • Erin Turchi

    $20

  • Aston Contracting

    $150

  • S & R Construction

    $50

  • Comolli Construction & Development

    $100

  • Copperleaf Deveopment, Inc

    $200

  • Trask, Inc

    $200

  • Cutting Edge Homes

    $300

  • JM Construction

    $50

  • Finelli Building

    $100

  • Jodi Swartz

    $50

  • The Belknap White Group

    $200

  • Meagan Malloy

    $20

  • Misc.

    $5

  • LLR Inc

    $126

  • Mariner Contracting

    $100

  • Sherryl Hurwitz

    $10

  • Vin Gadoury Construction

    $100

  • Irene D'Agostino

    $25

  • Molly Malloy

    $25

  • Carol McKenna

    $20

  • Rick McKenna

    $20

  • Tiles Plus More

    $480

  • Valerie Stephens

     

  • Kristina Costa

    $25

  • Suzy Kennedy SKI Design

    $100

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156% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $78,190 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Shores Salter

Amount Raised

$15,008

 

188% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jodi Kaiser

Amount Raised

$10,150

 

156% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Taylor Michelle

Amount Raised

$9,406

 

157% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

carol crutchfield

Amount Raised

$7,800

 

78% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stacy Kaiser

Amount Raised

$7,700

 

128% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karen Hetherson

Amount Raised

$7,613

 

117% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Krueger

Amount Raised

$7,407

 

123% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Crystal Coleman

Amount Raised

$6,605

 

110% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Suzy Kennedy SKI Design

Suzy Kennedy SKI Design

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Kristina Costa

Kristina Costa

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Valerie Stephens

Valerie Stephens

3 months ago

Tiles Plus More

Tiles Plus More

DONATION: $480

3 months ago

Rick McKenna

Rick McKenna

DONATION: $20

3 months ago

Carol McKenna

Carol McKenna

DONATION: $20

3 months ago

Molly Malloy

Molly Malloy

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Irene D'Agostino

Irene D'Agostino

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Vin Gadoury Construction

Vin Gadoury Construction

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Sherryl Hurwitz

Sherryl Hurwitz

DONATION: $10

3 months ago