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American Lung Association of the Northeast NYC 2017

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THE STORY:

On the Friday after my close friend Paul Gugliuzzo's lung reduction surgery and a few weeks later when the lung surgeon addressed Paul's wife and a few others, including me, by saying "Patti I just don't know" - I did not think Paul was going to survive.  


Paul checked into Columbia Presbyterian hospital in March of 2016 with the expectation of being home in 3-5 days.  Not only didn't he make it home in 3-5 days, he was unconscious for 5 weeks and didn't leave the hospital for 5 months. During much of that time Paul's life was in jeopardy and the doctors did not know if Paul's lungs would ever completely support Paul. In addition, Paul battled multiple bouts with Pneumonia with substantially impaired lungs.   


Because of Paul's incredible perseverance, his wife's relentless love and care and the support of his amazing family that stayed by his bedside 24/7 for 5 months, Paul made it and now his lungs are fully repaired and he is almost 100% recovered. During Paul's 5 month stay I spent most Friday night's with Paul to give his family a small reprieve and after watching him battle for his life, through lung complications, pneumonia and all of the other medical complications that I can't even understand, I am inspired to take on a challenge to honor my friend and his amazing battle.   


I have never run more than 13 miles but on Sunday, November 5th I will take on the New York City Maration's 26.2 mile course for Paul and inspired by his journey and I will also lead a motivated fundraising campaign for American Lung Association because I saw for myself that without money for research, exceptional equipment and exceptional doctors, nurses and facilities (like those at Columbia Presbyterian), Paul would not have survived.

The picture currently on my site is the day Paul came home from the hospital. I will update the picture periodically with more recent pictures of Paul to show his amazing recovery. 


Thank you for your support, 

Wayne


We are excited to have our Marathon Team representing the American Lung Association of the Northeast and the work that we do in the community. Money raised will help support lifesaving research, education, and advocacy efforts to improve lung health for all! 


Please email nycmarathon@lungne.org if you are interested in joining our team!  

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$7,950

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Shail Shah

    $100

  • Gerald DesRoches

    $250

  • Peter Coscia

    $250

  • Carrie Merickel

    $50

  • Nancy Cadwell

    $500

  • Raymond J. Freda

    $100

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    $100

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    $50

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    $350

  • Michael Jordan

    $100

  • Brad McKinney

    $100

  • Matt Girard

    $250

  • Pat Jellen

     

  • Joseph P. Toce, Jr.

    $250

  • Jeremy M Booth

    $100

  • Tom Moore

    $100

  • Chris Spiegelman

    $100

  • lindsay sperling

    $50

  • Erika Lermayer

    $100

  • Denise Clark

    $100

  • Sandy Hernandez

    $100

  • Donna Oravitz

    $50

  • David Roberts

    $100

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    $50

  • Donald Williams

    $100

  • Michael Weicher

    $100

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    $100

  • Anonymous

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  • Nigel Matu

    $100

  • Parvin Van Enger

    $100

  • Veronica Euler

    $100

  • Dennis Falco

    $50

  • McQuaid Family

    $100

  • LG

    $100

  • Paul Molese

    $250

  • Zambelli

    $200

  • Joseph Carrotta

    $100

  • Dorice Pepin

    $250

  • The Calafati/Crocco Family

    $50

  • The Shapiro Family -- Michael, Linda, Justin, & Jordan

    $100

  • Mike Romano

    $100

  • DeMaio Family

    $100

  • Annette Fago

     

  • The Oster family

    $100

  • The Garside Family

    $100

  • Ted

     

  • Jaclyn Albert

    $200

  • Edith & Donald Pelka

     

  • Svolos Family

    $50

  • PA Trumbull's

    $100

  • Melissa Tegano

    $250

  • Grottano

    $100

  • Kotsailidis Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Steve Mantell

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159% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $29,633 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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wayne trumbull

Amount Raised

$7,950

 

159% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jackie Sanders

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Dinah Macy

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104% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Marisa Roman

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Megan O'Connor

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Gina Dodge

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Michael Jordan

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Donor Comments

Steve Mantell

Steve Mantell

DONATION: $50

Good luck mate! I am sure you will do great 1 month ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

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Kotsailidis Family

Kotsailidis Family

DONATION: $100

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 Grottano

Grottano

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Melissa Tegano

Melissa Tegano

DONATION: $250

In memory of Uncle Danny...thank you for doing this. Good luck : ) 2 months ago

PA Trumbull's

PA Trumbull's

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Svolos Family

Svolos Family

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Edith & Donald Pelka

Edith & Donald Pelka

2 months ago

Jaclyn Albert

Jaclyn Albert

DONATION: $200

2 months ago

Ted

Ted

2 months ago