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Gaia Knight's Fundraiser:

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BENEFITING: International OCD Foundation

EVENT: BOSTON #1Million4OCD Walk

EVENT DATE: Jun 03, 2017

Gaia Knight

THE STORY:

My name is Gaia Knight. I am 16 years old, and was diagnosed with OCD, depression, and mild sensory processing disorder in August 2009, a few months before my ninth birthday. Originally my compulsions were based around fears about contamination. Fearing all food as being poisoned, I stopped eating. This resulted in me weighing about 40 pounds and being able to fit into toddler sized clothing by the end of the year. I washed my hands until they bled, tracked everything I touched for hours, and feared household chemicals. Today, following years of CBT and gaining access to needed resources, I no longer struggle with contamination compulsions, but still struggle with having to do tasks in even numbers, needing repeated reassurance, and other obsessions. Everyday I work hard to try and combat mental health stigma and educate others on what mental disorders actually entail, allaying pop culture myths. If you can and are willing, please donate and join the fight. If you are unable to donate, please help me spread the message. Thank you. 

$1,315

MONEY RAISED
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  • Puneet Bhatia

    $50

  • The Masters

    $50

  • Roxanne and Paul

    $50

  • Jennifer Knight

    $25

  • Cathy Thomas

    $50

  • Maureen Siergie

    $25

  • Brooke Pooler

    $25

  • Tamara O'Neil

    $25

  • Henry Knight

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • MP Reeve

    $10

  • Viviane Dumas

    $25

  • Liz Bonesteel

    $25

  • Chris Long

    $50

  • The Pollettas

    $20

  • Great Aunt Barbara

    $25

  • Stacy McGann

    $25

  • Ann Marie Pantos

    $10

  • Deb Dowd-Foley

    $25

  • Nadine Day

    $50

  • Darmi and Grampy

    $60

  • Julia Martiros

    $10

  • Gaia

    $40

  • Heidi Healey

    $50

  • Gita Dabrila Sullivan

    $25

  • Aunt Patti & Uncle Dennis

    $50

  • Kris Auger

    $275

  • Kris Auger

    $25

  • Ann O'Connell

    $20

  • Susan Denesha

    $20

  • Dana Knight

    $25

  • Grammy K.

    $25

  • Danielle Knight

    $25

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105% Raised of $1,250 Goal

The Team: $1,315 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Gaia Knight

Amount Raised

$1,065

 

85% Raised of $1,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Knight

Amount Raised

$150

Fundraiser Title

Henry Knight

Amount Raised

$50

Fundraiser Title

Dana Knight

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

Kris Auger

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Danielle Knight

Danielle Knight

DONATION: $25

Gaia,love ya lots! 4 months ago

Grammy K.

Grammy K.

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Dana Knight

Dana Knight

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Susan Denesha

Susan Denesha

DONATION: $20

5 months ago

Ann O'Connell

Ann O'Connell

DONATION: $20

5 months ago

Kris Auger

Kris Auger

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Kris Auger

Kris Auger

DONATION: $275

5 months ago

Aunt Patti & Uncle Dennis

Aunt Patti & Uncle Dennis

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Gita Dabrila Sullivan

Gita Dabrila Sullivan

DONATION: $25

Thank you for sharing your story Gaia. You are a strong and amazing young woman. 5 months ago

Heidi Healey

Heidi Healey

DONATION: $50

5 months ago