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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

DAY TO GO

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

$5,715

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

     

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71% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $48,139 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jodi Kaiser

Amount Raised

$9,069

 

140% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Taylor Michelle

Amount Raised

$9,036

 

151% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stacy Kaiser

Amount Raised

$6,025

 

100% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shores Salter

Amount Raised

$5,715

 

71% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

carol crutchfield

Amount Raised

$4,275

 

57% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Rozes

Amount Raised

$4,111

 

69% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Krueger

Amount Raised

$3,795

 

38% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Crystal Coleman

Amount Raised

$3,205

 

53% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kerriann

Kerriann

10 hours ago

Caitlin and John McLaughlin

Caitlin and John McLaughlin

DONATION: $50

Good luck!! 12 hours ago

Lee Brown

Lee Brown

DONATION: $100

Good luck Shores! 2 days ago

Mac Green

Mac Green

DONATION: $20

2 days ago

Dabo

Dabo

2 days ago

The Taliaferro Family Fund

The Taliaferro Family Fund

DONATION: $500

4 days ago

Wynns

Wynns

DONATION: $50

6 days ago

Paul Yingling

Paul Yingling

DONATION: $50

6 days ago

Thomas Bartlett

Thomas Bartlett

DONATION: $50

I admire your efforts and commitment! 1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Go for it Shores!!!! 1 week ago