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26.2 Prayers From Maria

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May 02, 2018

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Brian Whittaker

THE STORY:

Like so many others, I was first drawn to the Prayers from Maria Foundation about five years ago when my eye caught that beautiful 1/2-mile long field of sunflowers on the north side of I-90 in Avon. I then learned Maria's story and it really hit home. In the summer of 2007, at the same time my wife and I were preparing for the arrival of twin boys, Maria passed away from a rare form of brain cancer at the age of seven. Every year since then, the popularity of the sunflower field has increased as has the awareness and research directed towards curing those who are diagnosed with the same illness as Maria. Today, we have a daughter who is the same age as Maria when she was first diagnosed and I struggle to comprehend how she and her family managed during that time. As part of the Sunflower Striders team running the Cleveland Marathon on May 20th, my goal is to raise money/awareness to keep familes in the future from having to endure the same heartbreak. Please consider a small donation. Thank you!

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To This Fundraiser

$551

MONEY RAISED
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  • Megan Kuhlenschmidt

     

  • Nora

    $25

  • The Snyder Family

     

  • Denise Duncan

    $50

  • Athena & Melissa

    $50

  • CC

    $25

  • Linda Gopalakrishnan

    $25

  • Miss Maki

    $25

  • Arbogast family

     

  • Salvatore Diomede

    $25

  • Berger Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Leslie & MB

     

  • Debbie & Frank

    $50

  • Tracy Febel

    $50

  • The Bailey crew

     

  • Frank Kitchen

    $10

  • Ross, Cara Mia, Isaac and Josie Duncan

    $26.20

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110% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $551 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Ross, Cara Mia,  Isaac and Josie Duncan

Ross, Cara Mia, Isaac and Josie Duncan

DONATION: $26.20

1 month ago

Frank Kitchen

Frank Kitchen

DONATION: $10

1 month ago

The Bailey crew

The Bailey crew

Thank you Brian. I hope one day they find a cure! 1 month ago

Tracy Febel

Tracy Febel

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Debbie & Frank

Debbie & Frank

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Leslie & MB

Leslie & MB

1 month ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Berger Family

Berger Family

2 months ago

Salvatore Diomede

Salvatore Diomede

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Arbogast family

Arbogast family

Way to go Brian! 2 months ago