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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

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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    $50

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    $25

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    $100

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    $25

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    $50

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    $20

  • 4 chances to win!

    $80

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    $25

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    $20

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    $100

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    $50

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    $40

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    $50

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    $25

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  • Tony Chin

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  • Kellie Carlton

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  • Mark Zurlo

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117% Raised of $6,500 Goal

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188% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Jodi Kaiser

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$10,150

 

156% Raised of $6,500 Goal

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Taylor Michelle

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$9,406

 

157% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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carol crutchfield

Amount Raised

$7,800

 

78% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Stacy Kaiser

Amount Raised

$7,700

 

128% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Karen Hetherson

Amount Raised

$7,613

 

117% Raised of $6,500 Goal

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Kevin Krueger

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$7,407

 

123% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Crystal Coleman

Amount Raised

$6,605

 

110% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Michelle Magliozzi

Michelle Magliozzi

Go Karen!!! Keep Running! I am proud of you!!!! 3 months ago

Michelle Farrell

Michelle Farrell

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Kerry and mike louden

Kerry and mike louden

Go Karen heatherson. 3 months ago

Maria Raposo

Maria Raposo

Will be with you in spirit. Enjoy the journey 3 months ago

Mark Zurlo

Mark Zurlo

DONATION: $26.20

Good luck on Monday! 3 months ago

Kellie Carlton

Kellie Carlton

DONATION: $20

3 months ago

Donna Whritenour

Donna Whritenour

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Denise Levesque

Denise Levesque

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Tony Chin

Tony Chin

DONATION: $20

3 months ago

Pamela Gerrior

Pamela Gerrior

3 months ago