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A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation

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BENEFITING: A Leg Forever, Inc.

ORGANIZER: A Leg

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

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THE STORY:

Cheryl Vinci Hollander wrote -

Thank you for selecting A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation (A Leg Forever, Inc.)  We are grateful for your support with helping us lift this newly formed foundation off the ground. 

The Boston Marathon 2013 is where the story of JP and Paul Norden began, it is a day that tragically changed their lives forever and a day they were granted a second chance at all life has to offer them.    Please allow me to share their story and the way this foundation came together. 

~ Cheryl Vinci Hollander

 

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit public charity established by Elizabeth (Liz) 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.

The 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 continues to this day.


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!

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Follow us on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Leg-Forever-Charitable-Foundation/768078126585036

Visit our website @ http://www.alegforever.com/

Email us at alegforever@gmail.com

Donations can also be sent by check to:

A Leg Forever, P.O. Box 273, Stoneham, MA 02180

 

On behalf of Liz Norden, JP and Paul we all  THANK YOU for your support! 

 

 

$1,135

MONEY RAISED
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  • Justin Oconnell

    $20

  • Archambault Family

    $100

  • Dana Krashin

    $25

  • lori standley (mitchener)

    $75

  • Sherrie Feger

    $25

  • Bob and Terry Smith

    $50

  • One Run For Boston

    $25

  • Shaun Steele

    $50

  • Deb Kerr

    $100

  • F-Troop

     

  • Sarah Legendre

    $27

  • Tracy & Shyanne

    $100

  • DeniseJ. Smith

    $25

  • Dan Johnson

    $25

  • Mike Bufano

    $50

  • Jackie Smith

    $25

  • Maureen Ahern Kiely

    $26

  • Joe McGurn

    $35

  • Josh Mitzen

    $20

  • Amy Cogan

    $37

  • Stoneham Strong - Sue Bergeron

    $26

  • Randy Schukraft

    $25

  • Raymond and Claudette durand

     

  • Diane, Paul and little Paul Godin

    $50

  • Caitlin Norden

    $29

  • Demers Family

    $35

  • Roy & Jane

     

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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

Roy & Jane

Roy & Jane

2 years ago

Demers Family

Demers Family

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

Caitlin Norden

Caitlin Norden

DONATION: $29

You've just hit $1,000, Good luck Justin!! =) 2 years ago

Diane, Paul and little Paul Godin

Diane, Paul and little Paul Godin

DONATION: $50

Justin: You are such an insiration to everyone. As a mom I ahve watched you grow. Imagine how you teach and inspire so many every day. I am so proud of you. Keep motivating giving the gift of love and teach everyone to be as soulful and love one another. We love you and are so proud of you WE LOVE YOU!!!! 2 years ago

Raymond and Claudette durand

Raymond and Claudette durand

We are so proud to call you our grandson. You are in inspiration to everyone and motivate. 2 years ago

Randy Schukraft

Randy Schukraft

DONATION: $25

Best of Luck Justin and the entire team. I'll be cheering you on at Mile 16 Water Station in Newton. Water is on me - LOL. 3 years ago

Stoneham Strong  - Sue Bergeron

Stoneham Strong - Sue Bergeron

DONATION: $26

3 years ago

Amy Cogan

Amy Cogan

DONATION: $37

So proud of you Justin! 3 years ago

Josh Mitzen

Josh Mitzen

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Joe McGurn

Joe McGurn

DONATION: $35

3 years ago