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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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Stacy Kaiser

THE STORY:

     I am honored to announce that I have been selected to run in the 2017 Boston Marathon under The Heather Abbott Foundation on Team Limb-it-less. I am also proud to say that I get to run the race alongside my little sister Jodi!

     The Heather Abbott Foundation helps provide customized prostheses to those who have suffered limb loss through traumatic circumstances. 

     “On April 15, 2013, Marathon Monday in Boston – 38 year old Heather Abbott of Newport, Rhode Island set out on an annual tradition with several of her friends. They would attend the Red Sox home game and then walk over to Boylston Street to watch the marathoners cross the finish line.”

     “Little did Heather know – this day would change her life forever. Two bombs exploded in the crowd of well-wishers that afternoon. Heather was impacted by the second blast and literally blown into the entrance of a nearby restaurant. Former New England Patriots lineman Matt Chatham and his wife, Erin, saw Heather in the bloody aftermath and carried her to safety.”

     “After three surgeries in four days, Heather was faced with an agonizing decision – face a lifetime of agonizing pain from her injuries or allow doctors to amputate her left leg below the knee. With the counsel and comfort of amputees who came to visit her in the hospital, and after much soul-searching, Heather made the difficult decision to live as an amputee.”

     “Her recovery, as it is for so many other victims of traumatic injury, was a journey through pain, anger, fear, disbelief, self-doubt and questioning. For Heather, the ability to move forward came through the support of family and friends, fellow amputees and the countless strangers who not only sent her cards and letters of encouragement – but who also generously donated to a special fund to help her transition and receive the customized prostheses she needed to live the life she once knew.”

     “Today, Heather is once again doing everything she loves to do, including paddle boarding, running and even wearing high heels!”

     “While most insurance companies will cover a portion of the cost for a basic prosthetic device, they will not help with specialty prostheses. These devices range in price from $15,000 to more than $100,000, making them far too expensive for anyone hoping to regain more of the life they once lived.”

     “Through it all, Heather has remained a model of strength and perseverance. Her determination and passion to help other limb loss victims is evident in everything she does. As a certified Peer Counselor for the American Amputee Coalition, Heather is able to provide hope and emotional healing. As a nationally-known motivational speaker, she reminds audiences of the power of positive thinking and the real impact compassionate giving can have on the life of someone in need.”

     “For Heather, The Heather Abbott Foundation is both an obligation and an opportunity to “pay it forward” – to give other amputees who have suffered limb loss through traumatic circumstances the chance to live their life – again.”

     I am asking you for your support for this life changing charity.  Your donation provides The Heather Abbott Foundation with the resources needed to help amputees return to the life they love. 

     Please help me reach my goal of $6,000 by April 17, 2017.

     Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Heather Abbott Foundation and their efforts to envision a world where individuals who have suffered limb loss through traumatic circumstances can live the life they love.

     Stacy K. 

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To This Fundraiser

$6,025

MONEY RAISED
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  • Fawkes

    $25

  • Kristen Shea

    $25

  • Sean Desai

    $10

  • Jennifer Fontes

    $25

  • Brad Jollymore

    $100

  • Scott Kaiser

    $300

  • John Brovelli

    $20

  • Barbara Priest

    $20

  • Justin Voyer

    $10

  • Janice N.

    $10

  • Matt Losurdo

    $30

  • Frank Crespi

    $5

  • Christa Keil

    $10

  • Michael Smith

    $4

  • Betsy Powers

    $5

  • Derick Fergusen

    $10

  • Melissa F.

    $5

  • Glen Z.

    $15

  • Bake sale fundraiser

    $422

  • Keil

    $50

  • Ryan Puzzo

    $20

  • Mike Vinciulla

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Debbie Emery

    $50

  • Ashland Police Association

    $300

  • Hopkinton Police Association

    $150

  • Sharon Foley

    $175

  • Amie and David Muri and family

    $30

  • Favorite neighbor

    $20

  • Mike T.

    $120

  • Jessica J.

    $20

  • Darlene L.

    $80

  • Sarah F.

    $40

  • Kristen H.

    $20

  • Justin M.

    $30

  • Meaghan Turchi

    $20

  • Don Hartley

    $20

  • Brian Jewett

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • John, Michelle, Steph & Kim Mazejka

    $25

  • Coaster Sales

    $145

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $450

  • The Schmidts

    $50

  • $10 square donation (AFC)

    $500

  • Taylor M

    $20

  • Christine & Douglas Emily

    $40

  • Hervey Cote

    $50

  • Framingham Police Association

    $500

  • Antone Wilson

    $20

  • The Masiello Family

    $50

  • $25 Superbowl Square(s) Donations

    $625

  • Peggy rodkey

    $25

  • Steph&Nico

     

  • Heidy Torres Booeshaghi

    $25

  • Laura Cooperman and Carol Snider

     

  • Annmarie Demarini

    $50

  • Denise Desrosiers

    $100

  • Jodi Kaiser

    $44

  • Sherborn Police Association

    $100

  • Clarence and Candice Dyer

    $50

  • Peter Chauvin

    $100

  • Andy Orlandino

    $100

  • Mike Joyce and Katie Rodriguez

    $150

  • Fair & Yeager Insurance Agency

     

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100% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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The Team: $48,139 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jodi Kaiser

Amount Raised

$9,069

 

140% Raised of $6,500 Goal

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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

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Kevin Krueger

Amount Raised

$3,795

 

38% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Crystal Coleman

Amount Raised

$3,205

 

53% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Fair & Yeager Insurance Agency

Fair & Yeager Insurance Agency

Best of luck! 7 days ago

Mike Joyce and Katie Rodriguez

Mike Joyce and Katie Rodriguez

DONATION: $150

Since Jodi reached her goal we wanted you to reach yours. You girls are awesome!!! 1 week ago

Andy Orlandino

Andy Orlandino

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Peter Chauvin

Peter Chauvin

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Clarence and Candice Dyer

Clarence and Candice Dyer

DONATION: $50

3 weeks ago

Sherborn Police Association

Sherborn Police Association

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Jodi Kaiser

Jodi Kaiser

DONATION: $44

Getting my Big Sis to $5500! I love you and so proud of you! 4 weeks ago

Denise Desrosiers

Denise Desrosiers

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Annmarie Demarini

Annmarie Demarini

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Laura Cooperman and Carol Snider

Laura Cooperman and Carol Snider

1 month ago