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Cindy Kelly's Fundraiser:

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation

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BENEFITING: A Leg Forever, Inc.

ORGANIZER: A Leg

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

Cindy Kelly

THE STORY:

Cheryl Vinci Hollander wrote -

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit public charity established by Elizabeth Norden of Stoneham, Massachusetts 02180.

This foundation was created to honor her two sons JP and Paul Norden, Boston Marathon Survivors, who each lost a leg in the bombings of April 15, 2013.

Our Mission for this foundation is to pay it forward and assist other amputees in their time of need just as JP and Paul were helped in their darkest hours.

The Boston Marathon changed the lives of many families that tragic day. Two hundred and sixty nine people were injured, 16 lost limbs and 3 lost their lives.  JP and Paul Norden each lost their right legs in the 2nd explosion. JP below the knee, Paul above the knee - both brothers came close to losing their lives. JP arrived at the hospital with 1 pint of blood remaining in his body, Paul was placed in a medically induced coma for over a week until his injuries were stabilized.

The outpouring of love, prayers and support from around the world helped JP, Paul and their family battle through the days, weeks and months after the bombings...and it has never stopped.


Donations from the public and the ONEFUND enabled JP and Paul to afford the best prosthetic limbs available today - and they are forever grateful to each and every donation that made this possible. Without the generosity of others the Norden brothers could have never afforded the limbs they have today.

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation's Mission is to pay it forward and assist other amputees who have experienced limb loss from a horrific accident. They hope to spread awareness of the many challenges amputees face during their everyday lives; to educate the public on the many expenses involved with prosthetic limbs; and to assist other amputees through fundraising efforts.

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?

These are just a few of the issues amputees deal with day after day...and there are many, many more!

Help us make a difference and join us!

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation will have a team of runners in the 2015 Boston Marathon. Our runners are committed to our cause, and dedicated to making a difference along with us. We hope you will support them as they run the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston on April 20th.

We are honored to announce A LEG FOREVER'S TEAM:


Dan Burke, Saugus, MA
Tim Feeney, Boxford, MA
Deborah Gilligan, Lowell, MA
Cindy Kelly, Stoneham, MA
Suzie Oliveira, Reading, MA
Justin O'Connell, Worcester, MA

Please join us in cheering our runners on, help spread the word and help us reach our goal!

$2,710

MONEY RAISED
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  • Frank and Patty Kelly

    $100

  • Mike Overlan

    $130

  • Robin and Michael Wilson

    $50

  • Krystle Kelly

    $25

  • cecilia & kinnon burgess

    $50

  • Scott and Guy

    $50

  • Carol & Steve Mahoney

    $50

  • Jerry Rizzo

    $25

  • Jo & Ron Moreira

    $50

  • J.Bartis & R.Sachleben

    $100

  • Robin Cain

    $50

  • Sarah

    $100

  • Susan Dee

     

  • Liz Lopes

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mary Dion

    $50

  • Laurie

    $50

  • Christine Mader

    $25

  • Melissa & Dan Driscoll

    $100

  • Diane Buckley

    $50

  • Peter Latsey

    $30

  • Bob and Liz Henkel

    $250

  • Christine Kamalic

    $100

  • Chad Wight

    $100

  • Frances Kelly

    $25

  • Bob & Rose McGuire

    $50

  • Lois Knight

    $50

  • Richard Cummings

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Brian Burgess

    $40

  • Robin Kramich

    $50

  • Cathy Seely

    $25

  • The Duffy Family

    $100

  • Courtney OBrien

    $25

  • Shannon Krol

    $100

  • Judy and John Harris

    $200

  • The Filaretos Family

    $25

  • Mark & Amy Hurley

    $100

  • The Leavitts

    $50

  • Paula Savage

    $25

  • Katherine Parmar

    $40

  • John Hurley

     

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The Team: $8,713 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Tim Feeney

Amount Raised

$2,803

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Cindy Kelly

Amount Raised

$2,710

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Dan Burke

Amount Raised

$1,440

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justin oconnell

Amount Raised

$1,135

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Debbie Gilligan

Amount Raised

$175

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Suzie Oliveira

Amount Raised

$150

Donor Comments

John Hurley

John Hurley

2 years ago

Katherine Parmar

Katherine Parmar

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Paula Savage

Paula Savage

DONATION: $25

Congratulations Cindy! We are very proud of you and such a great cause! 3 years ago

The Leavitts

The Leavitts

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mark & Amy Hurley

Mark & Amy Hurley

DONATION: $100

Dan and Cindy, thanks for supporting such a significant cause. Way to go FLS peeps! 3 years ago

The Filaretos Family

The Filaretos Family

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Judy and John Harris

Judy and John Harris

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Shannon Krol

Shannon Krol

DONATION: $100

So proud of you CK!❤️ 3 years ago

Courtney OBrien

Courtney OBrien

DONATION: $25

In honor of 4.15 Boston day I felt the need to support an amazing foundation. Keep up the astonishing work you do each day. Boston Strong!! Best of luck to all the runners on 4/20/15!! 3 years ago

The Duffy Family

The Duffy Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago