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Celiac Disease Foundation NYC 2017

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December 14, 2017

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Loray Paul

THE STORY:

My journey with Celiac Disease started after my son, Colin, was born in May 2008. I began to have some symptoms that I attributed to being a new mom.  I started to have fatigue, more migraines, stomach issues and other seemingly unrelated symptoms.  I would brush them off as stress or something I ate, not realizing they were all connected.  I went on like this, until 2012, when I started training for my second half marathon.  It began with slower times for my training runs, followed by having to stop after a mile or two to catch my breath.  I thought it was due to the summer heat and humidity, but when cooler, fall temps came, I saw no change.  After finishing my half marathon, in October, I was so miserable I decided I was going to quit running.  Anyone that knows me knows that was a profound decision.  I started running in high school and have loved it ever since, but it had become such a negative experience.  Finally, in November, I was diagnosed with severe anemia that did not respond to iron supplementation.  Six months later, in May 2013, I was finally diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  Five years after I began noticing symptoms!  In those five years, I was repeatedly brushed off by doctors when I would ask about underlying causes for my symptoms.  One doctor even told me, “You don’t have a chronic condition.  You just have bad luck.”  Once I finally had a diagnosis, The Celiac Disease Foundation became a significant help to me. It was a place I could go for information and education.  I had no idea how much this disease would affect my life.  I want to be part of Celiac Disease awareness.  Diagnosis rates are too low and as I found out, some doctors are simply uneducated.  If I can be part of helping others get diagnosed early on, I feel that is a win and that I have made a difference.  I suffered without a diagnosis and am still dealing with the long term effects.  I want to do what I can so others don’t have to go through the same experience.

$3,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • rachael alford

    $250

  • Chris Mutz

    $100

  • Rebecca Rupert

    $100

  • Matt and Jenny

    $250

  • Brooke Latham

    $100

  • Cathleen Bergin

    $100

  • Erika Escartin

    $100

  • Michelle Landry

    $50

  • Sherri Condon

    $20

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Kelly

    $25

  • Alicia 🐾

    $25

  • Auntie Char

    $25

  • Rios family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Auntie Donna

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Suzanne

     

  • Anonymous

     

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100% Raised of $3,500 Goal

The Team: $12,160 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Todd Middlebrooks

Amount Raised

$5,150

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Loray Paul

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

100% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ivy Levine

Amount Raised

$3,385

 

97% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carie OBrien

Amount Raised

$125

 

4% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

CELIAC DISEASE FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 months ago

Suzanne

Suzanne

😘👍🏻🙌🏻 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

6 months ago

Auntie Donna

Auntie Donna

DONATION: $60

6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

6 months ago

Rios family

Rios family

6 months ago

Auntie Char

Auntie Char

DONATION: $25

Well wishes to you! 6 months ago

Alicia 🐾

Alicia 🐾

DONATION: $25

Happy Birthday 6 months ago

Kelly

Kelly

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $100

6 months ago