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A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation 2016 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: A Leg Forever, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Elizabeth

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016

Ricky Atherton

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! 

Thanks!

 

$8,109

MONEY RAISED
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  • Teresa & Chad Schuman

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joe Meola - Modern Time Construction

    $250

  • Derek & Divya

    $100

  • Kerrie & Joe Bradley

    $50

  • Mike D.

    $40

  • The Tillinghast's

    $40

  • Bob and Marylou Haverty

    $100

  • Jane Fallon

    $30

  • Carolyn Kostopoulos

    $10

  • AnnMarie Perella

    $20

  • Katie Bekkenhuis

    $26

  • Kaitlin Haverty

    $40

  • Nancy O'Grady

    $100

  • GroundMasters Corporation

    $100

  • Kris and Yelizka

    $100

  • Lauren

    $26.20

  • Jacob Seery

    $17

  • Melissa Seery

    $50

  • Jacob Beaubier

    $50

  • Niles Kuronen - 26 Pinckney St. Somerville

    $26.20

  • Erica Gennaro

    $20

  • Christopher & Nicole Foss

    $50

  • Johnny Nup

    $25

  • Mark Febbi

    $100

  • Rob and Trish Ticktin

    $250

  • gary labo and family

    $100

  • Kelly Noonan

    $25

  • The Goddard School

    $255

  • Tammy

    $25

  • Lisa Cummings

    $30

  • Emelie Seery

    $25

  • Joe & Stacy Harrington

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Ferg

    $25

  • Ron Sullivan

    $100

  • Robert Stefanik

    $50

  • Jamie Johnson & Carmen Ortiz

    $25

  • Brian Barton

    $100

  • The Menzie Family

     

  • cash offline

    $220

  • Margaret Zoladkowski

    $50

  • Woodbury Home Solutions, LLC

    $100

  • William Lee

    $30

  • Steve Duratti

    $20

  • Mike & Jen Conroy

    $50

  • Melissa Emma and Jacob Seery

    $25

  • Mark & Cyndy

    $50

  • Steven & Christine Doe

    $26.20

  • Joyce and Galen Yoshizumi

    $50

  • Paul McSheffrey

    $25

  • Joanne O'Grady

    $50

  • cash offline

    $1,400

  • Erik Lania

    $50

  • Michael Evans

    $100

  • Jim & Gail

    $50

  • cash offline

    $500

  • Steve Burnham

    $100

  • Mark Fallon

    $100

  • Patrick O'Connor

    $100

  • The Kebartas kids!

    $100

  • Roger McDonald

    $50

  • Shear Perfection Hair Salon

    $50

  • McLean Telecom LLC

    $250

  • cash offline

    $500

  • Jonathan Fallon

    $250

  • cash offline

    $705

  • David, Jes, and Anthony Sebastian

     

  • Yvonne

    $50

  • Joe petto

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Brian Marrocco

    $25

  • Ashley Leca, Thomas Meaney

    $123

  • Marie Barlow

    $100

  • James and Abby

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mike Fumicello

    $50

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101% Raised of $8,000 Goal

The Team: $71,078 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ricky Atherton

Amount Raised

$8,109

 

101% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Norden

Amount Raised

$8,055

 

161% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Danielle Chisholm

Amount Raised

$6,806

 

113% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joe Paris

Amount Raised

$6,491

Fundraiser Title

Michael Manion

Amount Raised

$5,775

 

116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Casady

Amount Raised

$5,618

 

112% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kellianne Devine

Amount Raised

$5,530

 

111% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Head

Amount Raised

$5,505

 

69% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Mike Fumicello

Mike Fumicello

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

James and Abby

James and Abby

DONATION: $50

Good luck Daddy. We Love you 2 years ago

Marie Barlow

Marie Barlow

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ashley Leca, Thomas Meaney

Ashley Leca, Thomas Meaney

DONATION: $123

Good Luck! So Proud of you! 2 years ago

Brian Marrocco

Brian Marrocco

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

In memory of all the victims 3 years ago. 2 years ago

Joe petto

Joe petto

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Yvonne

Yvonne

DONATION: $50

I'm so inspired by every facet of your perseverance... Wish I could do so much more... Go get 'em on Monday! ð 2 years ago

David, Jes, and Anthony Sebastian

David, Jes, and Anthony Sebastian

Love everything thing your doing. Wish I could donate more. Best wishes!!!! 2 years ago