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A Leg Forever's Fundraiser:

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation 2017 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: A Leg Forever, Inc.

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

A Leg Forever

THE STORY:

 

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation was established in 2014 by Elizabeth Norden, Mother of JP and Paul Norden, who each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013. "A Leg Forever, Inc." is an all volunteer, Non-profit 501c3 public charity based out of Stoneham, Massachusetts 02180.

The Boston Marathon bombings changed the lives of many families that tragic day. Two hundred sixty-nine innocent bystanders were injured, 16 of whom lost limbs in the tragedy. JP and Paul Norden each lost their right legs during the second explosion; JP losing the lower half of his leg, Paul losing his leg above the knee. The brothers both came close to losing their lives that day.

The Norden family’s situation, although horrific, was also blessed with a tremendous amount of love, prayer and support of caring individuals from all over the world who reached out to lend a helping hand when their family needed it the most. Amputees from near and far came forward to show support and share their stories of healing and encouragement. Public donations and the One Fund enabled JP and Paul access to the best prosthetic limbs available and for that the Norden family is forever grateful.

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation aims to share the knowledge the Norden family gained through this experience with the public and pay it forward. Funds raised by the foundation enable us to assist other families with donations towards prosthetic limbs and adaptive changes to their lifestyles that insurance often does not cover.

Did you know prosthetic limbs range from $25,000 to $140,000 plus?

Did you know a new limb is needed every 3 to 5 years for the remainder of life?

Did you know that health insurance only covers a portion of the prosthetic and the amputee has to worry about covering the rest of the bill?

Help us spread awareness of these and many other challenges amputees face. With your support we can make a difference in the lives of amputees!

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We invite you to follow us on Facebook by following the link below: https://www.facebook.com/A-Leg-Forever-Charitable-Foundation-768078126585036/?fref=ts

Our journey has been amazing over the last 3 years...we have been blessed to meet so many wonderful people from all over the world that will remain long lasting friends.  

Our family has grown since that tragic day...and this foundation has allowed us the opportunity to pay it forward and help others in many ways which means the world to us.

As of October 18, 2016 a A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation has disbursed just over $89,000.00 to those in need.  We are truly grateful to all for your continued support!!!

 

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$55,045

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lauren Ring

    $100

  • Unanimoustress wink wink

    $10

  • The Hughes Famiky

    $50

  • The Fraser Family

    $50

  • Donna Attardo

    $25

  • Mark Grzesik

    $100

  • A Leg Forever Marathon Fundraiser

    $520

  • Joanne O'Grady

    $100

  • Cheryl Welch

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Marathon Fundraiser Silent Auction

    $75

  • Silent Auction

    $75

  • Silent Auction

    $75

  • Silent Auction

    $75

  • Silent Auction

    $75

  • The Peffer's

    $30

  • Bruce Bears

    $100

  • Kerri Higgins

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Scoreboards Fundraiser

    $530

  • Jen Luz

    $50

  • Silent Auction

    $200

  • Silent auction Items

    $200

  • Scoreboards Silent Auction

    $200

  • Silent Auction

    $200

  • Kieran & Kathleen King

    $100

  • Carmela Taveras

     

  • Leah

    $35

  • Leo & Donna Kelly

    $50

  • Travis V

    $25

  • Keri Frost

    $25

  • Nicole Dacey

    $25

  • Stacey McGuire

    $40

  • Shawn and denise hawkes and family

    $25

  • Emily P

    $20

  • Deborah Kelly Cloutier

    $25

  • Emily Duarte

    $25

  • Alex D

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • A Leg Forever Fundraiser

    $520

  • Tom Del Greco

    $50

  • Eric, missi, Devin

    $25

  • Johnson Paint

    $200

  • Shelbie

    $50

  • Terry Vincent, Bessie Labrecque, Pat McGovern, Bette McMahon, Rodney Blake

    $45

  • Keri Vadala

    $25

  • Ali Hay

     

  • Scoreboards Fundraiser

    $200

  • Jason Grzesik

    $50

  • Jeri Carr

    $50

  • Pat W.

    $100

  • Georgia Cirillo

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Jessica Donovan

    $10

  • Tina and Matt

    $20

  • Jenn Derrico-McDonald

    $50

  • Bernadette Byrne

    $20

  • Kathy Amoss

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $27

  • Cinzia Draghi

    $50

  • Denise DeMartini

    $25

  • Maia Jordan

    $25

  • Paul Mancini

    $100

  • Trinity

    $250

  • Kirstin McEachern

    $33

  • Kirstin & Brendan McEachern

    $33

  • Noelle Rudloff

    $50

  • Noelle Fournier

    $20

  • Arbella Insurance Foundation - Matching Gift Program

    $100

  • Monica Trivedi

    $25

  • Scoreboards Fundraiser

    $530

  • The Mulligans (Erin and Jessica and all three of our four legged furry kids

    $100

  • Steven Jennette

     

  • Krystle Curiale

    $50

  • Michael Piscitelli

    $500

  • The Athertons

    $108

  • Meaghan and Jon Gonthier

     

  • Scoreboards

    $30

  • The Gouchers

    $50

  • Alixz Beauvais

    $150

  • Scoreboards fundraiser

    $30

  • MacGilvray Family

    $25

  • Diane Dooner

    $25

  • Tom, Linda & The Boys

    $100

  • Silent Auction Item

    $30

  • Kathy and Rick

    $250

  • Chloe and Luke

    $50

  • Laura Bergan

    $50

  • Genevieve Moin

    $100

  • Molly Andrews

     

  • Ray and Katie Warner

    $15

  • Melisa Cadet

    $25

  • Andrea Costa

    $80

  • Reynolds

    $10

  • Amy and Michael Garofalo

    $100

  • The Couture's

    $50

  • Scoreboard Fundraiser

    $30

  • Lindsay Foy

    $530

  • Caryn's Sports Bar Fundraiser

    $181.69

  • Kevin McCarthy

    $135

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110% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $55,045 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Noelle Kaelblein

Amount Raised

$10,481

 

210% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tracy Applin

Amount Raised

$7,886

 

158% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kim Doherty

Amount Raised

$6,235

 

125% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lindsay Foy

Amount Raised

$6,061

 

121% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca McCabe

Amount Raised

$5,879

 

118% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margaret Zoladkowski

Amount Raised

$5,825

 

117% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Casady

Amount Raised

$5,250

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jocelyn Briggs

Amount Raised

$3,702

 

74% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

DONATION: $135

2 days ago

Caryn's Sports Bar Fundraiser

Caryn's Sports Bar Fundraiser

DONATION: $181.69

5 days ago

Lindsay Foy

Lindsay Foy

DONATION: $530

1 week ago

Scoreboard Fundraiser

Scoreboard Fundraiser

DONATION: $30

1 week ago

The Couture's

The Couture's

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Amy and Michael Garofalo

Amy and Michael Garofalo

DONATION: $100

You all are amazing! Keep up the great work!! xo 1 week ago

Reynolds

Reynolds

DONATION: $10

1 week ago

Andrea Costa

Andrea Costa

DONATION: $80

1 week ago

Melisa Cadet

Melisa Cadet

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

Ray and Katie Warner

Ray and Katie Warner

DONATION: $15

2 weeks ago