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BellRunners 2012

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January 17, 2012

Please support The Bell Center! I am running the Mercedes Half Marathon for my cousin, Christopher Bruno, a student of the Bell Center  See more
Jacqueline DeMarco

THE STORY:

My cousin, Christopher Bruno, was born premature at 32 weeks gestation, weighing 3 pounds, 2 ounces and was 14 inches in length.  His premature delivery was deemed a blessing from God by his parents because it saved his life.  It was discovered, after a difficult delivery, that Christopher had stopped growing due to a knot in his umbilical cord, rendering him unable to receive the food and nutrients he needed for survival. 

Since birth, Christopher has been diagnosed 'failure to thrive', unable to gain and grow at a typical rate.He has also had a difficult time with feeding - one of the preemie issues he continues to have involves texture sensitivities with food. In the fall of 2011, Christopher became a peer model at the Bell Center. After a few weeks in the program, the teachers wanted him to be enrolled as a student, so that they could help him overcome some of the issue with which he continues to struggle. He will graduate this spring, right after his 3rd birthday!

Programs at The Bell Center are designed to promote growth in gross and fine motor skills, as well as language, cognition, self-help, and play skills. Each child is evaluated annually, and goals are tailored specifically to the child’s needs. The Bell Center employs a staff of highly qualified professionals including physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, and early childhood special education teachers who work directly with infants and toddlers in many programs while directing the efforts of volunteers who work with toddlers in other programs. 

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$1,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jacqueline DeMarco

    $100

  • Jess and Chris Mason

    $25

  • Angela Rodriguez

    $250

  • Katie Bruno

    $250

  • Lauren Beitelspacher

    $50

  • Stephanae Redmon Bruno

    $100

  • A Tiny Kingdom Toy Store

     

  • Mike Martin

    $25

  • Joan Leary

    $25

  • Vince and Gabrielle

    $100

  • Anna and David Fron

    $25

  • Carlo & Patty Diliberto

    $50

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80% Raised of$1,310 Goal

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The Team: $115,053 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Carlo & Patty Diliberto

Carlo & Patty Diliberto

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Anna and David Fron

Anna and David Fron

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Vince and Gabrielle

Vince and Gabrielle

DONATION: $100

In honor of Christopher 7 years ago

Joan Leary

Joan Leary

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Mike Martin

Mike Martin

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

A Tiny Kingdom Toy Store

A Tiny Kingdom Toy Store

For the Bell Center 7 years ago

Stephanae Redmon Bruno

Stephanae Redmon Bruno

DONATION: $100

For my nephew Christopher 7 years ago

Lauren Beitelspacher

Lauren Beitelspacher

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Katie Bruno

Katie Bruno

DONATION: $250

For all our precious friends at The Bell Center. 7 years ago

Angela Rodriguez

Angela Rodriguez

DONATION: $250

7 years ago