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Brain Tumor Foundation NYC 2017

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THE STORY:

 I AM A SURVIVOR....

I was diagnosed with a low grade Benign (non-cancerous) astrocytoma brain tumor on my right frontal lobe at the age of 5. I would complain to my parents of headaches and would have "falling" spells. One of my "spells" happened during a visit to my pediatrician. He immediately referred my parents to Neurologists who practiced at  Womens & Children's hospital of Buffalo, NY.  I also had the ablility, thanks to my parents and Children's Hospital, to see the neurologists at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. 

On January 5th, 1987, upon recommendation, my tumor was removed by Dr. Klein at Childrens hospital of Buffalo,NY. I spent 10 days in the recovery unit. . There were many variables on how this would effect me throughout my childhood and adulthood. Questions such as my ability to walk or see existed. 

Upon my departure from the hospital, little did I know, it would become my second home. I would consistantly have MRI's, EEG's and doctors appointments through out my entire childhood. 

As much as I live an everyday life with my husband and 2 children, I still continue to have check ups and MRI's every few years. (Good results) 

I am proudly running the NYC Marathon, Nov 5th. 2017 on Team BTF. With walking in question back 30 years ago, no one ever thought a marathon was possible. I am grateful to have this opportunity to give back in support of all that was done to help me during this challenging time in my life. I feel extremely fortunate to have the ablility to conquer this quest. Please see below for information on the Foundation and the services that it provides. Thank you for considering a donation. Every donation could  save a life. 


"Supporting the fighters, Admiring the survivors, Honoring the taken, and never ever giving up hope"


BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION wrote -

The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) supports the whole patient by addressing their social, financial and emotional needs.  In addition, the Foundation promotes the importance of early detection of brain tumors through the education of medical professionals and the public.

The Road to Early Detection, an unprecedented initiative of BTF, offers free MRI brain scans to the public.  With nationwide participation and support, BTF’s Road to Early Detection campaign is now an official research study.  Although MRI scans to screen for brain tumors are not considered part of standard preventive care, we hope that our research examining the brain scans of thousands of individuals will shed new light on early detection and prevention of this dreaded disease and make treatment more effective when caught early.

*  Brain tumors can be extremely aggressive.  They are rarely detected at a size and stage when surgical removal results in a treatment that is successful and sustained.

* Close to 1,000,000 people are living with brain tumors that have yet to be detected. 

  *  Brain tumors do not discriminate.

                                                         Donate Today!

$4,283

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mark Reist

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jeffrey Czajkowski

    $50

  • Denise Seelbach

    $25

  • Linda Czajkowski

    $50

  • James Serrano

     

  • Russell and Renee Bellagamba

    $25

  • Cindy & Scott Johannes

    $25

  • Jared & Lisa Chelminiak

    $100

  • Chris Madden

    $50

  • Kara Baker

    $25

  • 2017 BTF RUNraiser

    $3,588

  • Jeannine &Rick

     

  • Kevin Elwell

    $100

  • Michelle Bonar

     

  • Barry Kleiner

    $100

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143% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $113,552 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

John Perry

Amount Raised

$19,621

 

20% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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carly schreiber

Amount Raised

$14,430

 

144% Raised of $10,008 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Banks

Amount Raised

$8,147

 

163% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MICHAEL ALDRICH

Amount Raised

$7,640

 

102% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Murton

Amount Raised

$5,753

Fundraiser Title

Marco Giarracca

Amount Raised

$5,600

 

112% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rick Cohen

Amount Raised

$5,255

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ronald Kline

Amount Raised

$4,540

 

114% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Barry Kleiner

Barry Kleiner

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Michelle Bonar

Michelle Bonar

6 months ago

Kevin Elwell

Kevin Elwell

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Jeannine &Rick

Jeannine &Rick

In tribute to those who fight every day 7 months ago

2017 BTF RUNraiser

2017 BTF RUNraiser

DONATION: $3,588

8 months ago

Kara Baker

Kara Baker

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Chris Madden

Chris Madden

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Jared & Lisa Chelminiak

Jared & Lisa Chelminiak

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Cindy & Scott Johannes

Cindy & Scott Johannes

DONATION: $25

Go Rachel 9 months ago

Russell and Renee Bellagamba

Russell and Renee Bellagamba

DONATION: $25

9 months ago