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Neda and Sheeva Talebian's Fundraiser:

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation

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Neda Talebian Funk via Crowdrise
November 08, 2010

HUGE thanks to all of you for your generous donations. I completed the 26.2 miles, and it was so incredible to be running in honor of Riley!  See more

BENEFITING: Children's Brain Tumor Foundation, Inc.

EVENT: 2010 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2010

Neda and Sheeva Talebian

THE STORY:

I plan to run the NYC marathon on Sunday, November 7th and am writing for your support.  I am running this year to support a cause that is near and dear to me. Thanks to Edward Norton and his Crowdrise fundraising initiative for the marathon this year, it is possible to raise money for causes that are not official charity partners of the race.  Through this, I have decided to raise funds for the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation in honor of Riley Margaret Danbusky, the daughter of my very close friends, Pamela and Daniel Danbusky.

For those of you who do not know the Danbusky family and Riley's story, I have provided some context below. Having known Pam and her family since grade school, I have had the amazing opportunity to be surrounded by their love and inspirational dedication to life, family, and happiness through the years.  Pam is one of those rare people you will meet in life who instantly makes everyone fall in love with her. Her husband, Daniel and their respective families are equally loveable and admirable.  Riley is the cutest 3 year old you will meet, a wonderful combination of her parents. She also has an adorable little sister, Caroline.  My son, Tyler, loves being around the Danbusky girls!

A little context on Riley's story...
In June of 2009 Riley was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Pathology tests revealed the tumor to be classified as a Pilocytic Astrocytoma with Pilomyxoid characteristics.  It took multiple surgeries to obtain resection of the whole tumor.  After two surgeries and the installation of a VP Shunt to ease swelling in her brain, Riley came through with no signs of residual tumor.  However,  Riley experienced a recurrence of the tumor last winter after which she had another surgery. And, more recently, this October, she has had another recurrence. As Riley's family considers the next steps to her treatment, their large network of family and friends are standing by sending prayers and lots of support their way.

Pam has mentioned that the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation has been very helpful to them in the past year +, which is why I have chosen this charity.

Through Riley's battle, I have been beyond impressed and inspired by the strength and courage that one little girl can have. Her family has given us all a lesson in perseverance and life. I love them dearly and continue to pray for a cure.  

Thank you for any contribution you are able to make. Hope to see some of you on marathon sunday! Neda

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To This Fundraiser

$4,380

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jessica Foschi

    $100

  • Manzar Sassni

    $50

  • Tracey Early

    $50

  • Devon George

    $100

  • Linda

    $50

  • Pejman Talebian

    $25

  • Carolyn

    $25

  • Zach + Corinne Boisi

    $100

  • Carlos & Mary Ruisanchez

    $100

  • Fatima & Gregg Cook

    $20

  • Megan Remsen

    $50

  • Lauren and Phillip Beyer

    $100

  • Heather & Jared Dermont

    $30

  • Farhad & Manijeh Talebian

    $100

  • Caroline and Brad Limpert

    $50

  • Susan Hashemi

    $50

  • Claire Ross

    $50

  • Ali and Tracy Satvat

    $100

  • Jaime and Jared Knopman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Hormoz And Vida Mansouri

    $100

  • Maryam Sassani

    $25

  • Esmaiel & Esmat Sassani

    $50

  • Sheeva

    $200

  • Vicky and Joey

    $100

  • Brian Funk

    $100

  • Randi Meiselas

    $50

  • Soonja and Reza Sabet

    $100

  • Brad & Sara Toborowsky

    $50

  • Heather and Greg Leder

    $100

  • Riley

    $100

  • Nasrin Mesbah

    $50

  • Deb Keegan

    $50

  • Elizabeth and Kevin Keating

    $100

  • Susan, Brad, Merek & Vesta

    $50

  • Susan & Scott Moses

    $50

  • Cori Packard

    $30

  • wynn and maritza

    $50

  • Maryam and Arash Yaraghi

    $100

  • Peter Speranza

    $100

  • Monika Driscoll

    $50

  • Behzad and Margaret Talebian and Family

    $150

  • Mark and Marianne Keating

    $100

  • Brooks Mom; Lynn Danaher

    $100

  • Sherin and Winston Sheen

    $50

  • Diane Keller

    $50

  • Lauren Cahill

    $100

  • Laura Drumm

    $100

  • allyson and josh cohen

    $100

  • Chris and Kristin Brescio

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jill Gumberg

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Katie and Scott Falzone

    $50

  • Samantha Cohen

    $50

  • The Perelman Family

    $100

  • Sandra & Tom McClintic

    $100

  • Madden, Tya and Ellody

    $50

  • Alexis Andrew and Ezra Katz

    $100

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