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Brian Bernfeld

Brian Bernfeld
Chicago, IL United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jan 08, 2017
Stuff About Me:

Becoming an Ironman has always been a dream of mine! I can honestly say that thinking about crossing that finish line gives me tears of tremendous joy. Kona?! I would die a happy man if I ever experienced that. I watch inspirational Ironman videos on youtube at night dreaming of such an acomplishment. I've always beileved that if you work towards something and are nothing but relentless, you will no doubt eventually achieve your goal. There may be some letdowns and it won't be a gaurenteed smooth ride, but I know that I can and I will get there.

My whole life I've always had a connection with the special education community. Growing up I was close with my cousin Diana who has Down's Syndrome and she has since been an inspiration to me. I have been volunteering, working for organizations, and directing programs since I was in sixth grade. In more recent years I have enjoyed spending time with a 24 year old with Autism and will to continue my involvement with this community in the future.

I couldn't achieve these goals without the amazing support of my wife, Jackie. We have a one and half year old boy, Beckett. Seriously the coolest kid ever! As I balance a full time job, my family, and training I am so lucky and appreciative that I have an awesome partner who has my back. Love you Jack and Beck! I also want to thanks my parents and in-laws for always being there for me and for their support during and on race day. Love to you all!

As I continue to train, I am thankful that I am able to help Easterseals Academy in obtaining new equipment to help enhance their educational experience. Jackie is the art therapist at the school and together, alongside her awesome coworkers, we have participated in multiple fundraisers benefiting the organization. My hope is to, with your help, make a difference in these students' lives.

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Brian Bernfeld's Fundraisers

Other Races 2017

Other Races 2017

Amount Raised:

$2,938