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NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore's Fundraiser:

Annual Campaign

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Alliance for Mentally Ill of Metro Baltimore via Crowdrise
September 03, 2010

Help NAMI Metro Baltimore continue to provide hope for recovery to Baltimore's families!  See more

THE STORY:

1 in 4 families are directly affected by mental illness.

Here is A Family Member's Journey to Recovery

Six years ago I was not well. My only child, a bright, beautiful 16 year old was acting strangely. Overnight she was transformed from a caring, civic minded honor student bound for a college scholarship to an angry, out of control adolescent, a high school drop out and a runaway in a few months. Tragic crisis in the next 2 years threw me in a downward spiral that led to my own clinical depression. I was overwhelmed by a fragmented mental health system that I seemed unable to navigate.

Not until, by happenstance, I found out about NAMI and took the Family-to-Family course did I start on the path of true recovery that continues today. I learned about mental illness and that I was not alone and that taking care of myself was the first step toward helping my daughter. I was not at all sure what I could offer, but I volunteered to help in any way. I was a NAMI support group member and, with great trepidation, I agreed to train as a support group facilitator.

As I think about my journey of recovery, I marvel how NAMI has helped me learn so much about mental illness, to prepare me for and sustain me through crises, to help me process my anger and frustration into positive action, to grieve and accept, and challenge a system and society that so deplorably under-serves the mentally ill. Today I have a new relationship with my daughter, who is now employed and dealing positively with her illness. We both owe much to NAMI. -NAMI Family Member

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To This Fundraiser

$1,196

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kate Farinholt

    $30

  • Constantinos Tselios

    $10

  • Steve Tarpin

    $60

  • Adrianne Wonnacott

    $20

  • Richard Scott

    $10

  • Carol Williams

    $10

  • Kate Farinholt

    $11

  • Jasmine Brown

    $10

  • Karl Miller

    $10

  • Scott Graham

    $50

  • The Loverde Family Community Foundation

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Wendi and Ed

    $250

  • Elizabeth Ambinder

    $500

  • Elias Shaya

    $100

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8% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,196 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Ambinder

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

deb Schechter

Amount Raised

$275

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Kate Farinholt

Amount Raised

$150

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Scott Graham

Amount Raised

$150

Fundraiser Title

Ed Matricardi

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Jasmine Brown

Amount Raised

$11

Fundraiser Title

NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore

Amount Raised

$10

 

0% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deborah Miller-Hannan

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Elias Shaya

Elias Shaya

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Elizabeth Ambinder

Elizabeth Ambinder

DONATION: $500

6 years ago

Wendi and Ed

Wendi and Ed

DONATION: $250

In honor of Deb Schechter. We love you. 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

The Loverde Family Community Foundation

The Loverde Family Community Foundation

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Scott Graham

Scott Graham

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Karl Miller

Karl Miller

DONATION: $10

In honor of Kate for being a connector. 6 years ago

Jasmine Brown

Jasmine Brown

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Kate Farinholt

Kate Farinholt

DONATION: $11

In honor of Jasmine's efforts and projects. And to help families dealing with mental illness. 6 years ago

Carol Williams

Carol Williams

DONATION: $10

Kate-Thanks for your kind donation to my CureLupus project! 6 years ago