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April Higgins' Fundraiser:

April's Amazing Awareness Attempt

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April Higgins

THE STORY:

Lupus is a disease that has become very close to my heart, since being officially diagnosed with SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) in August 2015. Since then I have made it my mission to learn as much as I can about this disease, as well as do as much as I possibly can to raise awareness. When I was first diagnosed, my first question was, "What is Lupus??" Upon being told what Lupus is and how it can effect you, I was scared silly! Then after a few days I decided I could let this disease beat me, or I could put on my positive pants and try to make a difference. That is when my family and I began to learn everything we can about this disease. We even changed our favorite color to purple, which I now wear every day! If people ask why so much purple all the time, it opens the door to start a conversation about Lupus. If that makes even one person learn something about Lupus, or better yet, do some research about Lupus on their own, it is working. I am doing this fundraiser as a way to contribute to an organization that will use this money toward crucial research that will hopefully lead to the much needed cure to this horrible disease. I was going to participate in a Lupus walk to raise money and awareness, however the closest walk to us is an hour and a half away,(My amazing sister-in-law, Lori, is doing a walk for Lupus in Texas which really means a lot to me). On top of the distance, with the severe pain I have in my hips, knees, and ankles almost daily, it is very difficult for me to walk too terribly far, and if it is a really bad day, I may not be able to walk at all. When I found this fundraising opportunity, I was thrilled, because I knew this was something I could do! Well, now you have a little bit of my back story I hope you will consider making a donation to this great cause. Thank you for your time and your donations!

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To This Fundraiser

$575

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kathryn (Kitty) Ferry

    $50

  • Justin

    $25

  • Janet Galien

    $20

  • Mary Jo Murray

    $25

  • Angela Linderud

    $25

  • John Higgins Family

     

  • Steve Bruce and Family

    $50

  • Ashley Mrotek

    $20

  • Curt Vanderstelt

    $100

  • Carrie Hardway

    $25

  • Lori Potter

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • My sister

    $100

  • Barbara, Peter, Taylor Rose & Christopher

    $50

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115% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $575 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Barbara, Peter, Taylor Rose & Christopher

Barbara, Peter, Taylor Rose & Christopher

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

My sister

My sister

DONATION: $100

As we walk thru life, we find bits & pieces of ourselves along the way. We pick jobs, houses, cities & partners. We complete ourselves little by little throughout our journey. When I met April, there was a big piece that fit. An amazing connection. I just cannot imagine my life without My sister ð 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Lori Potter

Lori Potter

DONATION: $10

For April....stay strong! 1 year ago

Carrie Hardway

Carrie Hardway

DONATION: $25

I know this gal, April, and she's strong and she's a fighter and she's a good soul and I want to help out! 1 year ago

Curt Vanderstelt

Curt Vanderstelt

DONATION: $100

Love & support, April, Joe & fam! 1 year ago

Ashley Mrotek

Ashley Mrotek

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Steve Bruce and Family

Steve Bruce and Family

DONATION: $50

For April 1 year ago

John Higgins Family

John Higgins Family

May God bless all those who suffer with Lupus and give them comfort and a cure. 1 year ago

Angela Linderud

Angela Linderud

DONATION: $25

For my friend, April Higgins 1 year ago