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Shores Salter's Fundraiser:

Heather Abbott Foundation

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BENEFITING: Heather Abbott Foundation

ORGANIZER: Heather Abbott Foundation

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Shores Salter

THE STORY:

 

Hello Everyone!

I'd like to announce that I will be running in the 2017 Boston Marathon as part of a tremendous team supporting an amazing cause! The Heather Abbott Foundation was founded by Heather Abbott in 2014 and has been doing inspiring work ever since. Without further ado I'll let Heather describe the mission of her charity in her own words...

"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 obtained 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.”'

Pretty amazing right? Attached below are a few examples of the life changing touch the Heather Abbott Foundation has already had during its few years of operation.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Boston-Marathon-Survivor-Presents-Double-Amputee-Child-with-Prosthetic-Feet--386022371.html

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/11/14/girl-prosthetic-leg-marathon-bombing-survivor/

http://wncn.com/2016/06/07/nc-college-student-receives-prosthetic-leg-from-boston-bombing-survivor/

While never being known as a "runner" my motivation for running the 2017 Boston Marathon is pulled directly from Heather and other victims of the 2013 Marathon Bombing. In 2013 the Boston Marathon changed my life forever. As I found myself very close to the second of the two bombings that occurred on Boylston Street my role changed from onlooker to first responder in a matter of seconds. In the three years since meeting amputee victim Roseann Sdoia that day on the Boylston sidewalk I have formed life changing relationships with victims and fellow first responders. Personally, the Boston Marathon has taken on a new meaning of perseverance, determination, and resiliency through being able to closely observe and be a part of the rehabilitation process of Roseann Sdoia, Heather Abbott, and other amputees during their recovery. The will power and resolute attitude these individuals have shown in restoring their lives back to normalcy is simply put, inspiring, and what motivates me to conquer the 26.2 miles of the race including the infamous Newton Hills. 

So at this point, I ask for everyone's help in reaching my fundraiser goal of $8,000 before the race date of April 17th, 2017. Stay tuned for fundraising events throughout the 6 month journey!

Thank you all for the support!

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To This Fundraiser

$15,008

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shores Salter

    $100

  • Brian Addesa

    $25

  • Courtney

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Daddy

    $100

  • Suz C.

     

  • The Buckley's

    $100

  • Babs

    $26.20

  • Tompkins/Karlin

     

  • Lynn Benoit

     

  • Jeremy F Kaminer

     

  • Brendon Clark

    $100

  • Okie

     

  • James McGowan

     

  • Rach and Dave Pothier

    $50

  • Chase Thompson

     

  • Señor Alejandro

     

  • Angelo

     

  • Louise

    $50

  • Rakib

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Doctor K

     

  • Ro and Ro's Hos

    $200

  • Christine and Dave Hart

    $500

  • Erin Donahue

    $75

  • Erika and Jamie

    $500

  • Cathy Hertl

    $100

  • Mr Radburn

    $100

  • Jennifer Jordan

    $100

  • Ellen Cook

    $100

  • Lots o' love from your Auntie Al :)

    $500

  • Cam Salter

    $100

  • Kelly Family in Middleton MA

    $250

  • Kayla and Scott Harris

    $50

  • Pinky Langat

    $50

  • John & Bernice Hartnett

    $25

  • Stan and Lori Nowak

    $100

  • Sam Glenday

    $100

  • Andrea Prestes

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Thomas Bartlett

    $50

  • Paul Yingling

    $50

  • Wynns

    $50

  • The Taliaferro Family Fund

    $500

  • Dabo

     

  • Mac Green

    $20

  • Lee Brown

    $100

  • Caitlin and John McLaughlin

    $50

  • Kerriann

     

  • Tzianabos Family

    $100

  • nancy Harbert

    $100

  • Jeanie Rest

    $50

  • Diane Cahill

    $100

  • Leslie M. Hoff

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Quinn Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ian Salter

    $100

  • Jordan G

    $25

  • Living Room Fundraiser

    $4,437

  • Rainy's Wraps Fundraiser

    $2,605

  • The Vaccaro Family

     

  • Matthew Collins

    $100

  • Susan & John Blake

    $100

  • Richissin Family

     

  • Grove Street Barbershop

     

  • Karol Kmon

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Riccardi Family

     

  • Deshanthi Perera

    $26.20

  • Greg Adams

    $100

  • Cara Shockley (NU CHEM)

    $100

  • Marc & Teresa Levine

    $350

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188% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $78,190 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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

Marc & Teresa Levine

Marc & Teresa Levine

DONATION: $350

3 months ago

Cara Shockley (NU CHEM)

Cara Shockley (NU CHEM)

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Greg Adams

Greg Adams

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Deshanthi Perera

Deshanthi Perera

DONATION: $26.20

3 months ago

The Riccardi Family

The Riccardi Family

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Best wishes for a successful race! 3 months ago

Karol Kmon

Karol Kmon

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Grove Street Barbershop

Grove Street Barbershop

A great guy running for a great cause Ty Shores 3 months ago

Richissin Family

Richissin Family

3 months ago

Susan & John Blake

Susan & John Blake

DONATION: $100

3 months ago