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American Heart Association

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Running and fundraising update!
March 12, 2018

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for your support as I train for the race and raise money for the American Heart Association. I am feeling fantastic!  See more
Sarah Diehl

THE STORY:

Hi everyone!  

The American Heart Association is a group that is very near and dear to me. During the end of my undergraduate years in Pittsburgh, I had decided that I would finally enter a half-marathon before the end of my 5-year program but that didn't happen as planned. 


In early 2014, I began to have strange symptoms that impeded my ability to easily continue my busy and active lifestyle. After months of searching for answers, increased palpitations, "black outs" during activities, and a loss of energy my doctors figured out a big piece of the problem: an undiagnosed congenital heart defect. I had open-heart surgery when I was 21. After complications, some months of requiring portable oxygen, and a couple procedures I was finally able to kick that nasal cannula to the curb. I had incredible doctors and surgeons in Pittsburgh and Nashville that helped me through it also as well as amazing family and friends. I never lost my hope to pursue this goal of mine and I definitely took advantage of any activity I was still able to participate in. With great friends and family I was able to enjoy other things and accomplish non-athletic related goals (AKA I got my master’s degree!!!).    


After a couple of years taking a step back to recover, I’ve now re-laced my running shoes. Instead of running this race just for myself, I want to run it for my pap and uncle who have lost the battle with heart complications in addition to strangers who have similar stories. I want to raise money to support this organization which provides funds for life-saving research and improved patient care for individuals affected by heart and vascular conditions including congenital heart disease, stroke, and heart attacks. With your help to raise this $500 (or more!) I can run to support this great cause.    


Thank you! 

Sarah   

$1,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Good luck Sarah!

    $25

  • Martha Wynings

    $50

  • Martha''s cousin Kathy Ciano

    $25

  • brittany

    $50

  • Phineas Gage

     

  • Kevin Litwhiler

    $50

  • Laura Cook

    $25

  • Steve H

    $20

  • Taryn Litwhiler

    $25

  • Pat and Gerry Zeisloft

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Shari Jensen

    $25

  • The DeGiosio Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cosmo and CiCi

     

  • Jim & Theresa Cook

    $50

  • Alison & Kevin

    $50

  • Mom and Dsd

    $100

  • Kathleen Philbin

    $10

  • Marissa

    $25

  • Your Running Partner!

     

  • Vicki Whiteman

    $50

  • George Bekic

    $205

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210% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $28,770 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Christyn Davidson

Amount Raised

$4,395

 

147% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Abbie Ferry

Amount Raised

$1,170

 

234% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kate Fonner

Amount Raised

$1,100

 

110% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Diehl

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

210% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jason Pollock

Amount Raised

$1,016

 

406% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jacque Joll

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

133% Raised of $750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Liz Christenbury

Amount Raised

$985

 

394% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kaitlin Karmilowicz

Amount Raised

$860

 

143% Raised of $600 Goal

Donor Comments

George Bekic

George Bekic

DONATION: $205

No doubt your tremendous resolve will carry you to the finish! Don’t quit, keep going! 7 months ago

Vicki Whiteman

Vicki Whiteman

DONATION: $50

👍🏻 On all your hard work! 7 months ago

Your Running Partner!

Your Running Partner!

8 months ago

Marissa

Marissa

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Kathleen Philbin

Kathleen Philbin

DONATION: $10

Good luck Sarah! 9 months ago

Mom and Dsd

Mom and Dsd

DONATION: $100

In honor of YOU! I’m in awe of your determination that NOTHING gets in the way of your goals! Love you! 9 months ago

Alison & Kevin

Alison & Kevin

DONATION: $50

So proud of you!! Your determination is awesome!! Love you! 9 months ago

Jim & Theresa Cook

Jim & Theresa Cook

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Cosmo and CiCi

Cosmo and CiCi

9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

9 months ago