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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

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Karen Hetherson

THE STORY:

I am proud to be selected once again to support the Heather Abbott Foundation by running the Boston Marathon for the second time.  The Heather Abbott Foundation was formed as a result of Heather’s amputation following the Boston Marathon bombing in 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.  Daily activities that we all take for granted are not so easy for amputees.  My niece Kori was the second recipient of a prosthetic from Heather’s foundation.  Now almost 10, Kori lost a leg in a lawn mower accident when she was just 2.  As she’s getting older, she quickly outgrows her prosthetics.  The running leg from HAF enabled her to continue to be active.  When she met Heather, it was the first girl she met with a prosthetic.  It was life changing and they are life long friends.  Help us support Heather in her endeavor to continue to help others.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,412

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen Hetherson

    $100

  • Jack and Kori Tickel

    $50

  • Pat Murphy

    $25

  • RON

    $100

  • Deb and Ed Majewski

    $25

  • Amy Hughes

    $50

  • Becca

    $20

  • 4 chances to win!

    $80

  • Esther And Raymond Gonsalves

    $25

  • Arthur DaSilva

    $20

  • Dave & Skelly

    $100

  • Happy New Year!

    $100

  • Good Luck!

    $25

  • kendra campbell

     

  • Karen Hetherson

    $50

  • Theresa Botvin

    $40

  • Cindy Steuber

    $50

  • Steven Silva

    $25

  • Go Pats!

    $50

  • Ron

    $12

  • Chris Fallon

    $25

  • ROBERT MCGUINESS

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Molly and Dylan

    $50

  • JacKori

    $50

  • Jennifer Markham

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sharon Savoie

    $25

  • Jenn & Tony Gaffney

    $50

  • Sheila no Gary Dupre

    $50

  • Dina Swanson

    $50

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The Team: $46,000 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jodi Kaiser

Amount Raised

$9,069

 

140% Raised of $6,500 Goal

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Taylor Michelle

Amount Raised

$8,676

 

145% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Stacy Kaiser

Amount Raised

$6,025

 

100% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Shores Salter

Amount Raised

$4,896

 

61% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Ashley Rozes

Amount Raised

$4,111

 

69% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Kevin Krueger

Amount Raised

$3,665

 

37% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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carol crutchfield

Amount Raised

$3,625

 

48% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Crystal Coleman

Amount Raised

$3,100

 

52% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Dina Swanson

Dina Swanson

DONATION: $50

For Kori who has put some things in perspective for me and my girls. Always a smile!!! 10 hours ago

Sheila no Gary Dupre

Sheila no Gary Dupre

DONATION: $50

6 days ago

Jenn & Tony Gaffney

Jenn & Tony Gaffney

DONATION: $50

6 days ago

Sharon Savoie

Sharon Savoie

DONATION: $25

6 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

6 days ago

Jennifer Markham

Jennifer Markham

DONATION: $25

6 days ago

JacKori

JacKori

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Molly and Dylan

Molly and Dylan

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

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