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Samantha Lee's Fundraiser:

TEAM STOP THE CLOT NYC MARATHON 2015

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BENEFITING: National Blood Clot Alliance

ORGANIZER: National Blood Clot Alliance

EVENT: 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015

Samantha Lee

THE STORY:

National Blood Clot Alliance wrote -

Blood clots affect people — people from all walks of life — and no one person is any less important than another.  It’s difficult to look at the numbers below, and not think of the individuals — their families, their friends — and not ask oneself, “Could I be at risk for a blood clot?”  The answer most certainly is, “Yes, everyone is affected by blood clots.”  Blood clots don’t discriminate. They can just as easily affect athletes as well as those less physically fit.  They affect men and women; rich and poor – blood clots do not discriminate.  

Tragically, too many lives are affected by blood clots, and too many lives are lost because public awareness about life-threatening blood clots is so low.  Study after study have shown that fewer than a 1 in 4 people have any recognition of blood clots or their signs and symptoms. 

Consider this:  
On Average, 274 People Die Every Day from Blood Clots

They can just as easily affect athletes as well as those less physically fit.  They affect men and women; rich and poor – blood clots do not discriminate.  

Take a look at profiles of people of all walks of life who have been affected. Some of our stories are stories of survival – often against great odds of misdiagnosis or simply being unaware of the signs, symptoms or risk factors.  Others are stories told by family members whose relative’s lives could not be saved. All have asked us to share their story in raising awareness of the impact of the public health challenge imposed by blood clots. 

I am running the NYC marathon for Team Stop the Clot. Last summer, I was on vacation with my mom and Great Aunt Muriel in the Czech Republic. I began experiencing breathing difficulty in the days leading up to my hospitalization. The day before we were supposed to leave the Czech Republic, my prescribed inhaler broke. My mom and I went to a pharmacy. The pharmacist told me I would need a prescription. He said there was a lung specialist in the next building. The lung specialist took my vitals and took some blood work. An hour later, the blood work came back. The lung specialist told me that she was sending me for another test, the very test that saved my life. The lung specialist helped save my life. The doctors found  a pulmonary embolism bilaterally. The doctors put me in intensive care and began treatment. I was diagnosed with DVT a few days later. I was transferred to another hospital for another procedure to treat the DVT. I was hospitalized for seventeen days. Through the love and support of my mom and Great Aunt Muriel, I never gave up hope.

$2,655

MONEY RAISED
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  • Candace Lee

    $200

  • Annabel Lee's

    $26

  • Phil Kean

    $25

  • Nancy Casella

    $15

  • Jennifer Prensky

     

  • Aunt Diane,Uncle Peter, Pete III and Gloria Marie

    $100

  • Joseph Lee

    $100

  • The Ryan's

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tom & Barbara

    $25

  • Tom & Barbara

    $25

  • Catherine and Jennifer Peltz

    $100

  • Joni Clark

    $25

  • John Perrota

    $20

  • John Nies

    $20

  • Joseph Lee

    $150

  • The Lee Family

    $50

  • Candace Lee

    $100

  • AboveNation Media

    $200

  • Heidi

     

  • 92nd Street Lees

    $200

  • Samantha Lee

    $844

  • Amy Kearbey

    $55

  • Shawna Russo

    $100

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106% Raised of$2,500 Goal

The Team: $86,148 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Phil Kean

Amount Raised

$51,665

 

103% Raised of$50,000 Goal

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Faith Delaney

Amount Raised

$6,736

 

225% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mike Nieto

Amount Raised

$5,090

 

102% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristine Hinterkopf

Amount Raised

$5,011

 

100% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angie Morefield

Amount Raised

$3,519

 

88% Raised of$4,000 Goal

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Jennie Loucks

Amount Raised

$3,050

 

122% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Beth Dauer

Amount Raised

$3,050

 

102% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Candace Lee

Amount Raised

$2,656

 

106% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Shawna Russo

Shawna Russo

DONATION: $100

Thank you for raising awareness to Stop The Clot! Best of luck on race. 4 years ago

Amy Kearbey

Amy Kearbey

DONATION: $55

4 years ago

Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee

DONATION: $844

4 years ago

92nd Street Lees

92nd Street Lees

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Heidi

Heidi

So proud of you Sissy! 4 years ago

AboveNation Media

AboveNation Media

DONATION: $200

This is a great charity. All the best to you from your friends at AboveNation Media ..... 4 years ago

Candace Lee

Candace Lee

DONATION: $100

Good luck Sam! 4 years ago

The Lee Family

The Lee Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee

DONATION: $150

to my daughter 4 years ago

John Nies

John Nies

DONATION: $20

Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department 4 years ago