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BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation

EVENT: New York City 2017

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2017

Bob Sonenclar

THE STORY:

Please help support Bob Sonenclar as he follows the footsteps of the 9/11 heroes in the 2017 Tunnel to Towers 5k on September 24th! 

For many years, Bob Sonenclar and his wife, Terri, talked about waking up early on the last Sunday morning in September to participate in the annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk. Terri was an avid runner, while Bob was more casual; hitting the gym, and logging three or four miles a couple times a week. But, for one reason or another, it never happened.

In November of 2014, life changed dramatically for the Sonenclar family. While undergoing what was to be a routine hernia operation, Bob suffered a stroke. In an instant, this healthy, athletic man, who prided himself on keeping himself physically fit to ward off the effects of aging, was paralyzed on the right side of his body.

Since that fateful November day, Bob, who was 59 at the time of his stroke, has endured rehabilitation that can best be described as unimaginably frustrating. He’s had some minor improvement, but still the effort to carry out the smallest of tasks is significant. Each and every day is a struggle. Bob had to relearn to do many of the basic skills that we all take for granted. This included being retaught how to walk.

All that said, the opportunity to retrace Stephen Siller’s steps still intrigued Bob and Terri. So, on Sunday, September 25, 2016, Bob and Terri headed to New York City to participate in the 15th Annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk.

The experience could not have been better for the Sonenclars. Despite being one of the last to start, and, quite possibly, the last to finish, Bob waxed poetic about the day. “It was one of the highlights of my life,” he said. “I never realized the Battery Tunnel was that long! Walking out of the tunnel with my wife and having all the firemen and police officers cheering for me was kind of ironic. They’re the heroes. I was trying to express the gratitude I had for them. We love the cause. It was just very emotional and inspirational.”

The love didn’t stop there. When Bob reached the finish line, he was exhausted and extremely sore. Knowing he’d never be able to get to the massage area, Terri walked over to explain the situation to someone who could be of assistance. In an instant, a massage therapist was treating Bob with incredible care as he sat on the ground and at that moment Bob decided that he wanted to do the race again...but this time as a team to raise money for this incredible organization.

JOIN BOB'S MOB AT THE RACE THIS YEAR AND PUT THE POWER OF PERSEVERANCE TO WORK FOR THIS AMAZING CAUSE!!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,210

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jess, Jeff and Cory Nichols

    $100

  • Harry and Laura Kaiser

    $50

  • Ellen and Gary Wasserson

    $50

  • Ed Miley

    $50

  • Helen and Bruce Richardson

    $25

  • Pete Kramer

     

  • Spencers

    $50

  • Bob Albanese

    $50

  • Brad and Jessica Berman

    $36

  • Stan & Debbie Deutsch

    $50

  • Ruby

    $15

  • The Gisin's

    $50

  • Dan and Ellen Whittemore

    $50

  • Barb & Pat Crowe

    $100

  • Carl Boudakian

    $10

  • Marcia and Dan Wasser

    $36

  • Sharon Rukes

    $50

  • Patricia Takach

    $25

  • Mark McGraw

    $25

  • Lee Haberkorn

    $100

  • Linda & The Twinkies

    $75

  • Rick and Diana Harris

    $75

  • Lisa & Seth Burstein

    $100

  • James Alkon

    $50

  • Charles Weissman

    $100

  • Tom Dieck. TRD Designs

    $100

  • Katharine & Scott Dufault

     

  • Eenkema van Dijks

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jan and Janice Fabry

    $50

  • Michael Lee

    $50

  • Gregg and Elsa Puerto-Rubin

    $50

  • Yvonne and Jeffrey Distenfeld

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Silverstein Family

    $50

  • The Sonenclar Family

    $250

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221% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,210 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Bob Sonenclar

Amount Raised

$2,160

 

216% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Ed Miley

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

The Sonenclar Family

The Sonenclar Family

DONATION: $250

In honor of our first responders and in gratitude to everyone who supported Bob in this effort! 1 day ago

The Silverstein Family

The Silverstein Family

DONATION: $50

1 day ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 days ago

Yvonne and Jeffrey Distenfeld

Yvonne and Jeffrey Distenfeld

In honor of Bob Sonenclar 2 days ago

Gregg and Elsa Puerto-Rubin

Gregg and Elsa Puerto-Rubin

DONATION: $50

Bob's Mob 4 days ago

Michael Lee

Michael Lee

DONATION: $50

Great family supporting a great cause! 4 days ago

Jan and Janice Fabry

Jan and Janice Fabry

DONATION: $50

Bob, congratulations on all your efforts forTunnel to Towers. 6 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

6 days ago

Eenkema van Dijks

Eenkema van Dijks

DONATION: $75

6 days ago

Katharine & Scott Dufault

Katharine & Scott Dufault

1 week ago