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BENEFITING: National Fragile X Foundation

EVENT DATE: Nov 21, 2014

Brad Whitus

THE STORY:

In celebration of my 50th birthday, I am asking you to please make a donation to my 50 for 50 in 50 Fundraiser for Fragile X.

Your donation means more to me than any birthday present ever could because it goes to the National Fragile X Foundation, an organization that is near and dear to my heart for very personal reasons.

As many of you know, I have two beautiful Daddy’s girls – Kenney and Christy – that live every day with Fragile X, a genetic condition that is the most common cause of intellectual disability and the leading known genetic cause of autism. When a family receives a Fragile X diagnosis, the NFXF is the number one place they can turn to for support, education, and medical-referral services.

When Kenney and Christy were young, Sherri and I struggled to find answers. We spent years visiting pediatricians and specialists looking for answers – but doctors seemed to be asking the wrong questions. It wasn’t until Christy’s pediatrician, spurred by an awareness postcard sent by the Foundation, recommended that we look into genetic testing that finally resulted in the correct diagnosis. That diagnosis, literally, changed our lives. We finally had clarity, focus, and a path forward.

As life altering as that Fragile X diagnosis was for us, the Foundation has continued to this day to be a huge source of support, education, research…and hope.  The Foundation has been instrumental in bringing a Fragile X Clinic to Texas Children’s Hospital; supporting numerous promising drug trials in which Christy has participated; producing Fragile X- specific teaching materials that we can share with school; and bringing together a much larger community of the most caring researchers and dedicated parents that we now call family.

I know how much impact the Foundation has had on my family, and I know there are so many more families facing the impact of the Fragile X diagnosis that the Foundation can support…with your help.  That is why I hope to raise $50,000 in 50 days. Please help me surpass my goal and celebrate with me the greatest 50th birthday a father could ever have.

Brad Whitus
Middle-aged Lawyer, Loving Father, Husband and NFXF Supporter

All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the National Fragile X Foundation.

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To This Fundraiser

$23,685

MONEY RAISED
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  • Beth Walker

    $25

  • Makris Family

    $50

  • Fran Zandstra

    $1,000

  • Sherri Nunley

    $50

  • Anna Herbst

    $50

  • Kenney aka Aunt KiKi

    $2,500

  • Christina Chin

    $50

  • Sarah & Markus

    $50

  • Pam & Russell Thorstenberg

    $500

  • Jack M. Rains

    $500

  • Patricia Sheldon

    $50

  • Merlin Wehneit

    $20

  • Beccy Cooke

    $100

  • Oscar A. Maciel

    $50

  • Scott Neilson

    $100

  • Vivien Bugdahn

    $50

  • Rochelle Hauser

    $75

  • Mike & Nancy Shaw

    $1,000

  • The Young Family

    $250

  • Raye Daugherty

    $100

  • Frank and Cathy Elmi

    $100

  • hector and family

    $500

  • Michele Goldberg

    $100

  • Will and Laurie

    $100

  • Marta Levine

    $100

  • Wynn Vo

    $100

  • Alison & Charles Rogers

    $100

  • Adam and Mary Sowatzka

    $1,000

  • Jane Puchter

    $100

  • Bill Anderson

    $250

  • Nick and Jolaine Wilson

    $50

  • Norbert & Elke Puchter

    $50

  • Craig O'Connor

    $50

  • Ben Westcott

    $1,000

  • The Lang Family

    $200

  • Rainer Eylert

    $100

  • Jeff and Linda Elkin

    $250

  • Mike and Heidi

    $250

  • Sandra Castro

    $90

  • Christina Eylert

    $50

  • Lauren Croucher

    $100

  • Lena and Mischa

    $50

  • J.T. Nsser

    $100

  • Fernanda Crispim

    $90

  • Jeff Peters

    $100

  • Barbara & Mike Dewey

    $50

  • Sherri Whitus

    $500

  • Deborah Meek

    $100

  • Tim & Julie Dolan

     

  • Sharon and Dub

    $100

  • Randi Mays-Knapp

    $50

  • Mike & Janet Rains / MJR Logistics

    $100

  • Carol Biedrzycki

    $50

  • Steve and Chris Dunlap

    $500

  • Jennifer & Kimball Silverton

    $100

  • Ed and Kathryn Farris

    $50

  • Caryl & Richard Baskin

    $250

  • Cheryl Russ Nelson

    $50

  • John Cangelosi

    $1,000

  • Marshall and Miri

    $100

  • Mike & Dulce

     

  • Jeff Arlene Josh Alli

    $100

  • Beate and Karl Pscheidt

    $20

  • Laurie and Glenn Filor

    $50

  • Desiree melody

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • your idol

    $1,000

  • Adam and Andrea Pogach

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mark Lamps

     

  • Dr Theresa Vicroy

    $500

  • Manfredo Thibau

    $50

  • Brad & Carrie Gimmestad

    $50

  • Zimmer Family

    $50

  • Shari & Brian Silver

    $100

  • Jennifer & Bryan Pickens

    $500

  • GG Vaughan

    $50

  • Deddy Yudha

    $100

  • aaron & toni gunderson

    $100

  • Dale Golden

    $50

  • Jason & Kristin Stokes

    $200

  • Pat & Oren Beal

    $50

  • Ruzynski's

    $75

  • Eric Dettmer

     

  • Chiara Buch

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Maskara family

    $100

  • Stephanie, Alexa and Jim Russ

    $75

  • Isabelle Roose

    $100

  • Marek

    $50

  • Dumont Family

    $100

  • Ute and Jochen Heyer

    $50

  • Martin and Amy Lee

    $100

  • TC and Terra Arbuckle

    $50

  • Buddy & Tammy Shoe

    $100

  • Mark and Jennifer Pearson

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • CHRIS & MILLIE

    $50

  • Chris & Kathy Campion

    $50

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47% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Chris & Kathy Campion

Chris & Kathy Campion

DONATION: $50

In honor of Tim Dolan's retirement 3 years ago

CHRIS & MILLIE

CHRIS & MILLIE

DONATION: $50

In Tribuite of Tim Dolan's Retirement 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

For Tim Dolan's birthday..... 3 years ago

Mark and Jennifer Pearson

Mark and Jennifer Pearson

Wonderful thoughts here and best wishes to your cause. Happy Birthday too! 3 years ago

Buddy & Tammy Shoe

Buddy & Tammy Shoe

DONATION: $100

Happy Birthday! 3 years ago

TC and Terra Arbuckle

TC and Terra Arbuckle

DONATION: $50

Glad to help! 3 years ago

Martin and Amy Lee

Martin and Amy Lee

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Ute and Jochen Heyer

Ute and Jochen Heyer

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Dumont Family

Dumont Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Marek

Marek

DONATION: $50

3 years ago