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Margaret Zoladkowski's Fundraiser:

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation 2017 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: A Leg Forever, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Elizabeth

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Margaret Zoladkowski

THE STORY:

A Leg Forever wrote -

 

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!!!

 

 

 

$5,925

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Suzanne Parisi

    $25

  • Nancy O'Grady

    $250

  • Kellen & Kieren Harris

     

  • Kristin Cashman

    $100

  • Charlene Cashman

    $100

  • Maryann & Walter Cashman

    $50

  • Mary & Vincent Grzesik

    $35

  • Carolann Constant

    $100

  • Marylou and Bob

    $75

  • Kizner Family

    $100

  • Merri, Mike, Chloe & Hunter Luzzo

     

  • Kaitlin Haverty

    $75

  • Kerrie & Joe Bradley

    $100

  • John and Irene Piccirilli

    $100

  • Danny Fowkes

    $50

  • Tommy McLaughlin

    $50

  • Ariana Sicuso

    $25

  • anne tolini

    $30

  • Nicole Martignetti

     

  • Dan Conboy

     

  • Alison Kelly

    $100

  • Giana Romano

    $15

  • Emily Berrena

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nicole and Patrick Dacey

    $30

  • Joan DiGiulio

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Catie Keenan

    $50

  • Jooanne Hill

    $100

  • Fowkes Family

    $50

  • Charlene and Tom Greene

    $50

  • Brandon Wiley

     

  • Catherine and Chris

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ron & Suzanne Parisi

    $50

  • Scooter and Oreo

     

  • Stephen and Deborah Harris

    $100

  • Chris DiGangi

    $100

  • Dee Burke

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Beth and Tanka

    $50

  • Christine Puricelli

    $50

  • Rosalie Blenkhorn

    $50

  • Kerrie & Joe Bradley

    $50

  • The Sleins

    $50

  • The Houses

    $200

  • 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

    $200

  • Nicole Dacey

    $25

  • A Leg Forever Fundraiser

    $520

  • Tom Del Greco

    $50

  • Eric, missi, Devin

    $25

  • Shelbie

    $50

  • Jason Grzesik

    $50

  • Pat W.

    $100

  • Bernadette Byrne

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $27

  • Arbella Insurance Foundation - Matching Gift Program

    $100

  • Noelle Fournier

    $20

  • The Athertons

    $108

  • The Gouchers

    $50

  • Diane Dooner

    $25

  • Tom, Linda & The Boys

    $100

  • Genevieve Moin

    $100

  • The Couture's

    $50

  • Aline & Dominic Phung

    $100

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119% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $61,066 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Noelle Kaelblein

Amount Raised

$10,481

 

210% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jocelyn Briggs

Amount Raised

$9,448

 

189% 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

Margaret Zoladkowski

Amount Raised

$5,925

 

119% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca McCabe

Amount Raised

$5,879

 

118% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Casady

Amount Raised

$5,250

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Aline & Dominic Phung

Aline & Dominic Phung

DONATION: $100

In memory of Alex Chop 1 year ago

The Couture's

The Couture's

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Genevieve Moin

Genevieve Moin

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Tom, Linda & The Boys

Tom, Linda & The Boys

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Diane Dooner

Diane Dooner

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Gouchers

The Gouchers

DONATION: $50

Good luck, you'll do great! 2 years ago

The Athertons

The Athertons

DONATION: $108

In memory of David Atherton 2 years ago

Noelle Fournier

Noelle Fournier

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Arbella Insurance Foundation - Matching Gift Program

Arbella Insurance Foundation - Matching Gift Program

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $27

Thank you Margaret 2 years ago