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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.

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$4,008

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

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134% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $53,939 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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John Perry

Amount Raised

$16,715

 

17% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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carly schreiber

Amount Raised

$6,076

 

61% Raised of $10,008 Goal

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Matt Murton

Amount Raised

$5,128

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Rachel Birtch

Amount Raised

$4,008

 

134% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Rick Cohen

Amount Raised

$3,048

 

76% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Christine Banks

Amount Raised

$2,750

 

92% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Ali Greenberg

Amount Raised

$2,656

 

89% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Kevin Louie

Amount Raised

$2,625

 

175% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

2017 BTF RUNraiser

2017 BTF RUNraiser

DONATION: $3,588

1 week ago

Kara Baker

Kara Baker

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

Chris Madden

Chris Madden

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Jared & Lisa Chelminiak

Jared & Lisa Chelminiak

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Cindy & Scott Johannes

Cindy & Scott Johannes

DONATION: $25

Go Rachel 3 weeks ago

Russell and Renee Bellagamba

Russell and Renee Bellagamba

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

James Serrano

James Serrano

In memory of Ramona Quinones 2 months ago

Linda Czajkowski

Linda Czajkowski

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Denise Seelbach

Denise Seelbach

DONATION: $25

For all.... 3 months ago

Jeffrey Czajkowski

Jeffrey Czajkowski

DONATION: $50

Good luck!! 3 months ago