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Voices Against Brain Cancer TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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November 02, 2016

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Danette Jones

THE STORY:

In February 2014, through a series of events and me walking into a home with an open heart simply wanting to serve as much as I could, I had the honor to care for my dear brother-in-law, Steven, the last nine days of his life.  In August of 2011 at the age of 43, Steven was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma brain cancer.  On February 10, 2014, the family was called because it was apparent that his brave battle was coming to an end.

In the last nine days of Steven's life, I rarely left his side.  I worked and slept by his side, would wake up during the night if his breathing changed (thank heavens for patient and loving hospice nurses who didn't mind me!), often kept my right hand on him while I slept, helped administer his medications, helped clean and move him, advocated with the hospice case workers as to why the family needed 24 hour care for him, and poured my heart and soul into every moment.  I've had people tell me after hearing my story that I served as Steven's End of Life Doula.  I did this so Steven's dear wife could focus on their three children and not have to face the things that are required at the end.

After living and breathing those bittersweet, beautiful moments with Steven and the family, my life has forever changed. In the fall of 2014, I set my sights on the 2016 NYC Marathon to run in Steven's memory and honor. By setting this goal, it helped with my own healing. I wanted to find an organization specifically focused on brain cancer research, and I did...Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC)! If there is anything I can do to help find a cure for this disease, then I want to do it! Steven fought so bravely and without complaint...he faced things I can never imagine. And I never imagined being able to run 26.2 miles, so I felt this was an incredible way to honor his journey.

So, please join me in my journey! All donations are welcomed...anything you can give to my fundraising campaign will mean the world to me! 

If you donate $50 or more and would like to do so, you can choose one of the 26 miles to dedicate in honor/memory of a loved one.  Miles 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 16, 20, 22, 24, and 25 are still available.

Thank you for reading my story!

$16,470

MONEY RAISED
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  • WEH2 Foundation

    $5,000

  • ICD Foundation

    $5,000

  • Wayne Allen

    $50

  • Danette

    $20

  • Suellen McCaulley-Byrne

    $50

  • Britta Hion

    $50

  • Danette

    $50

  • Dave Groom

    $1,000

  • Gavin & Ria Waugh

    $100

  • Tina Amonn

    $100

  • Vicki Bumpus

    $50

  • Amy & Jason Bodwell

    $100

  • Regina Van Schaack

    $50

  • Kininani

     

  • Kevin Brown

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • NEIL CHOPRA

    $50

  • Candy Miller

     

  • William Brooks

     

  • Arthur Cormano & Lucy Jo Palladino

     

  • Jim Scalisi

    $100

  • Monica Morris

     

  • Seth Coulson

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,455

  • Nancy and Paul Duggan

    $25

  • Craig Stevens

    $500

  • Nana Kawasaki-Jones

    $25

  • Thomas Clower

    $25

  • Ken Brasher (BB)

    $50

  • José

    $100

  • Miner Family

    $50

  • Danette Jones

    $50

  • Aimee Parker

    $200

  • Lucia and Martin

    $100

  • Rick Schaal

    $50

  • Jake Willoughby

    $25

  • Deborah

    $100

  • Rebecca Blasser

    $50

  • Marco Cardenas

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michael Ostrow

     

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110% Raised of$15,000 Goal

The Team: $49,628 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Danette Jones

Amount Raised

$16,470

 

110% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Will Naughton

Amount Raised

$10,324

 

103% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Midge Daniel

Amount Raised

$8,025

 

115% Raised of$7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Macha

Amount Raised

$3,930

 

112% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Derek Romeo

Amount Raised

$3,827

 

109% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Thornhill

Amount Raised

$3,550

Fundraiser Title

Sara Dixon

Amount Raised

$3,500

Donor Comments

Michael Ostrow

Michael Ostrow

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Marco Cardenas

Marco Cardenas

Thank you 2 years ago

Rebecca Blasser

Rebecca Blasser

DONATION: $50

Hilda Carrillo 2 years ago

Deborah

Deborah

DONATION: $100

In memory of my friend David 2 years ago

Jake Willoughby

Jake Willoughby

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Rick Schaal

Rick Schaal

DONATION: $50

In memory of Steven Jones 2 years ago

Lucia and Martin

Lucia and Martin

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Aimee Parker

Aimee Parker

DONATION: $200

Mile 21 and 23 for G&g. But mostly for Aunt Nette. Thank you for being an inspiration to me, my kids, and everyone who meets you. I love you! And I know your are going to rock this marathon on Sunday! 2 years ago

Danette Jones

Danette Jones

DONATION: $50

Mile 25 in honor/memory of Brittany Maynard 2 years ago