Jim and Colby Wagoner's Fundraiser:

MDSC 2014 Boston Marathon

Jim and Colby's Photo
Jim and Colby's Photo
Jim and Colby's Photo
Jim and Colby's Photo
Jim and Colby's Photo
Jim and Colby's Photo
Jim and Colby's Photo
Jim and Colby Wagoner

THE STORY:

In a newspaper article written just before last year's tragic Boston Marathon, Rick Hoyt of the well-known father-son duo racing team of Dick and Rick Hoyt remarked that while he is in races with his dad, he forgets about his disabilities.  That comment struck me, and led me to realize that my son Colby, who has severe learning disabilities, hypotonia, autism and who cannot talk, experiences a much more elementary but similar feeling during our duo-team races.  He leans forward in his racing chair, sometimes rocking back and forth as if to help us along, smiles frequently, and expresses his excitement by flapping his arms and joyfully shouting to gain the attention of spectators and fellow runners (especially on the rare occasions when we pass one of them).  Although Colby cannot verbalize his enjoyment of our races, his elation during them, and the fact that I get lots of what we call "hippo kisses" (big open mouth smacks of affection) the rest of the day after each race, leaves no doubt in my mind that he genuinely enjoys the spirit and thrill of competition.

Colby and I have been invited to run as a duo team in the 2014 Boston Marathon on behalf of the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, an exemplary and highly regarded non-profit organization which helps families with children with  all types of disabilities through the challenges of life.  The MDSC, whose motto is "Promoting Acceptance and Inclusion," will try to have people at various points in the race sing "Happy Birthday" to Colby, his favorite song.  He gets very excited when he hears the song because people are singing happily and using his name.  Between being in the Marathon and having "Happy Birthday" sung to him a few times during the race, this will be a very special day for Colby, his equivalent of the recent "Bat Kid" day in San Francisco.

 We would greatly appreciate any contribution you can make to lend a hand in exceeding our funding goal to support this great organization and the families it assists as well as to support the "Boston Strong" movement in response to last year's tragic events.  Thank you for your support.  Sincerely-Jim and Colby Wagoner
 

$62,308

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tad Hoppe

    $200

  • Paul O'Sullivan

    $100

  • Wilkins, Drolshagen & Czeshinski LLP

    $500

  • Dorothy Adrian

    $100

  • Michael and Susan Woods

    $250

  • Arthur Berg

    $100

  • Billy and Annette Williamson

    $100

  • Lowell Carruth

    $100

  • Mike & Kim Ball

    $200

  • Gary Huss

    $100

  • Robert & Madelyn Jones

    $75

  • Joanne Wendell

    $300

  • Leon & Barbara Tirapelle

    $300

  • Darryl & Erika Horowitt

    $100

  • Rigo and Jamie Ledezma

    $50

  • Ted Smith

    $150

  • Geni Krogstad

    $100

  • WANGER JONES HELSLEY PC

    $500

  • Pamela Cockrill

    $50

  • Dave and Gina McNamara

    $250

  • Brooke and Dave Robinson

    $100

  • Bob and Ginny Morrison

    $100

  • Jim McCarthy

    $100

  • Kara Pape ( Schaffer, Lax, McNaughton & Chen)

    $250

  • Raymond A. Biering

    $100

  • Mario & Linda Beltramo

    $260

  • Rachel Hill & Jon Skiles

    $1,000

  • Byron & Naomi Browne

    $100

  • Robert & Jo Lewis

    $200

  • Adamski Moroski Madden Cumberland & Green LLP

    $200

  • Dennis and Cheryl Woods

    $250

  • Joe and Jane Marchini

    $100

  • Prashant Khetan

    $100

  • Deborah Montero

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Irons Family

    $100

  • Jason Komorsky and family

    $250

  • Jim and Nancy Hurley

    $100

  • Ben Minkow

    $25

  • Charles Trudrung Taylor

    $50

  • Richard & Mimi Gunner

    $1,000

  • Martha Hodges

    $100

  • Marty & Dianne Oller

    $100

  • David Ezra

    $50

  • Meagan Wright

    $20

  • Nicole Wagoner's Lemonade Stand

    $61

  • Caswell Bell & Hillison, LLP

    $100

  • jim and Gayle Phillips

    $200

  • MATT AND LESLIE FLETCHER

    $200

  • Lejf Knutson

    $1,000

  • Rick & Diane Watters

    $250

  • Lloyd Talbot

    $200

  • Greg & Jeanne Durbin

    $1,000

  • Julie & Andrew

    $25

  • Randy Hess

    $250

  • Zachmeyer Family

    $50

  • Alan Shaw

    $50

  • Janice Hunter

    $100

  • Jerome Behrens & Maile Sherman

    $100

  • Ray & Diane Eggebraaten

    $200

  • Andrea Palmstrom

    $100

  • J.B. & Cathy Jett

    $50

  • Gordon Park

    $500

  • Rich & Karen Kern

    $200

  • The Law Offices of Bryan Pinion

    $100

  • Brian & Jean Nicholson

    $100

  • Carolyn Hargrave

    $100

  • Nick Rasmussen

    $35

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Kaufmans

    $50

  • Wally & Jan Yoshimoto

    $50

  • Leanne LeMon

    $50

  • Mark and Lyn Snauffer

    $100

  • Jennifer and Jonathan Davies

    $200

  • Matt and Shannon Hawkins

    $100

  • McCormick Barstow Casual Day Fundraiser

    $935

  • David McNamara

    $100

  • Mart & Dianne Oller

    $350

  • Christina Torres

    $100

  • Richard Tullis

    $100

  • Elizabeth Fegely

    $100

  • Jorge & Hilda Montoy

    $275

  • Nirmal Brar, MD

    $100

  • Steve Ueltzen

    $150

  • Annette Williamson

    $100

  • Ramacher School Staff & Family

    $1,059

  • Geni Krogstad

    $100

  • Richard & Mary Ann Adams

    $100

  • Diandra Netto

    $200

  • David J. Weiss

    $200

  • Walt Whelan

    $250

  • Bill and Linda Brewer

    $200

  • Marti and Larry Wayte

    $100

  • Stu Harden

    $100

  • Dorothy Carroll-Moors

    $650

  • Della Johnson

    $100

  • Ben Ewell

    $250

  • Karen Jacobsen

    $100

  • Larry and Carol Stone

    $1,000

  • Rachel Hill and Jonathan Skiles

    $550

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Jim and Colby Wagoner

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Amount Raised:

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127% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Kari Olsen

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$11,099

 

148% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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105% Raised of $8,500 Goal

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Andrew Thompson

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113% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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59% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Sarah McKitterick

Amount Raised:

$4,807

 

120% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Josefina Oliva

Amount Raised:

$3,415

 

49% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Rachel Hill and Jonathan Skiles

Rachel Hill and Jonathan Skiles

DONATION: $550

11 months ago

Larry and Carol Stone

Larry and Carol Stone

DONATION: $1,000

11 months ago

Karen Jacobsen

Karen Jacobsen

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Ben Ewell

Ben Ewell

DONATION: $250

11 months ago

Della Johnson

Della Johnson

DONATION: $100

11 months ago