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Team With A Vision Boston 2016

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THE STORY:

My guides for the 2016 Boston Marathon will be Heather Armstrong, founder of dooce.com and New York Times bestselling author, and Nicole Perry, the blogger behind Pumps and Iron (pumpsandiron.com).

About Me:

Unknown to my family and I, I was born with the genetic degenerative eye condition – Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) which gradually deteriorates your retina. At age 13, during a routine eye test the optician noticed something strange about my retina. A few months later I was diagnosed with RP. I had expected to live the majority of my life with vision, but by the age of 17, my vision had deteriorated to the point I became legally blind.  

This will be the second year in a row that I have the chance of racing at the Boston Marathon. With the help of RunKeeper, I've completed marathon distances and ultra marathon distances, and with each step I hope to expand my limits and once again see how far I can go.

 

For the last 23 years members of Team With A Vision have toed the starting line on Marathon Monday and shown the world that 'disability' does not mean 'inability.' 

Our international team of blind and sighted runners race to support individuals throughout Massachusetts living with vision loss. Their efforts allow the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to deliver professional, peer and volunteer support to over 1,100 individuals each year, giving them the support they need to live with dignity and independence.

All funds raised support MABVI's statewide network of vision rehabilitation services, which include 14 low vision clinics, 34 low vision support groups, and 300 volunteers matched 1:1 with blind individuals.

We are honored to be a part of the 2016 John Hancock Nonprofit Program!

$1,035

MONEY RAISED
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  • April Smith

    $50

  • Anne Mostue

    $25

  • Simon wheatcroft

     

  • Spring Forward Matching Gift Challenge

    $100

  • Jason Kottke

    $40

  • Claire Gunning

    $25

  • Cicely Salatino

    $25

  • Susan Putnam

    $25

  • VALERIE SOLOMON

    $100

  • Carla Baratta

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • A Mitra Morgan

     

  • Leah Fink

    $25

  • Heather Armstrong

     

  • kb

    $15

  • GO TEAM SIMEATHER! xo Amy Gray & New Leaf

    $100

  • Bhuvana Husain

    $100

  • Adrian

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

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The Team: $154,147 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Massachusetts Association for the B...

Amount Raised

$29,688

 

20% Raised of $150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Allie Crouse

Amount Raised

$13,138

 

131% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joshua Warren

Amount Raised

$10,192

 

102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Molly Whittaker

Amount Raised

$9,722

 

130% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ellen Goldberg

Amount Raised

$9,163

 

112% Raised of $8,190 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Smith

Amount Raised

$8,105

 

108% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jill Konopka

Amount Raised

$7,801

 

104% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Croak

Amount Raised

$7,782

 

173% Raised of $4,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Adrian

Adrian

DONATION: $100

Congratulations! 1 year ago

Bhuvana Husain

Bhuvana Husain

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

GO TEAM SIMEATHER! xo Amy Gray & New Leaf

GO TEAM SIMEATHER! xo Amy Gray & New Leaf

DONATION: $100

Love the deuce of You and Dooce! 1 year ago

kb

kb

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

Heather Armstrong

Heather Armstrong

1 year ago

Leah  Fink

Leah Fink

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

A Mitra Morgan

A Mitra Morgan

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Carla Baratta

Carla Baratta

1 year ago