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Climb Kilimanjaro for EE

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BENEFITING: CURED NFP

ORGANIZER: Ira

EVENT DATE: Jul 11, 2014

Melita Schloss

THE STORY:

I am 17 years old, live in Australia and have been suffering from Eosinophilic Esophagitis since I was 10 years old. I joined Climb for EE because I was sick of the ongoing suffering and missing out on school, etc. I want to make a difference for me and all others affected by this awful disorder. I am fundraising, raising awareness and climbing with my Mum, Helen.

Please help me to raise funds for further research for the rare eosinophilic allergic digestive disorders.

The ‘Climb for EE’ team will climb the largest free-standing mountain in the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa in July 2014. We intend to raise awareness and necessary funding for research into this disorder.  We are 10 brave EE teenagers and 20 non-affected adults and we will scale all of 19,340 feet of Mt Kilimanjaro. It will take 8 days to complete the journey and we will experience all seasons but especially freezing conditions when we reach the Summit.

Although the disorder is being diagnosed at an alarming rate, very little is known about it. It is our goal that this fundraising mission will make a huge difference. We hope to find out more about the disorder and one day find a cure. There is currently no cure for these disorders.

Basically, when I eat, drink or breath in things my auto-immune system thinks that the food is a parasite and tries to attack it but instead it attacks my esophagis, stomach and colon – my esophagis the most. My esophagis becomes rigid causing difficulties with swallowing, and sometimes choking, inflames and ulcerates the esophagis and causes other symptoms like constant nausea, chronic reflux, vomiting, poor appetite, loss of voice, failure to grow and put on weight, headaches, depression and problems sleeping. All of these symptoms are often quite severe and some of them 24/7. This disorder has also caused me some other health issues, one of them which may be a life-long problem.

Please click on the big orange 'button' - 'DONATE TO THIS FUNDRAISER' to help me make a difference.

Note: Donations are in US dollars. All donations will be given to CURED not-for-profit foundation and 100% of the profits will go directly to provide research into this awful disorder.

My goal is to raise $2,500 US dollars but in Australian $s it may be between $2,7K and $3K depending on how the exchange rate travels between now and April next year.

Feel free to visit my mum's and my Facebook page: http://bit.ly/our_big_climb_for_EE. If you 'Like' it you will be able to follow our journey.

Thank you!

Melita. <3

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To This Fundraiser

$1,595

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ivana

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mason Family NZ

    $20

  • Canberra Girls Grammar School - "Party for Melita"

    $1,450

  • Sarah

    $10

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $98,761 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

mohamed Abdelsadek

Amount Raised

$18,950

 

95% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cincinnati Terri & Kelly

Amount Raised

$17,905

 

102% Raised of $17,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Neil and Charlie Ramquist

Amount Raised

$15,455

 

88% Raised of $17,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Glen Reiley

Amount Raised

$15,000

 

100% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ira Feuerstein

Amount Raised

$12,027

 

3% Raised of $362,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Helen Schloss

Amount Raised

$5,074

 

34% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jill Leckey

Amount Raised

$4,568

 

30% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Macy Walters

Amount Raised

$2,500

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Sarah

Sarah

DONATION: $10

You are a beautiful inspiration to my 10 year old daughter. 4 years ago

Canberra Girls Grammar School -

Canberra Girls Grammar School - "Party for Melita"

DONATION: $1,450

4 years ago

Mason Family NZ

Mason Family NZ

DONATION: $20

Loved your video - good luck for the climb :) 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Good luck, live every moment to the full and breathe in all the atmosphere! 4 years ago

Ivana

Ivana

DONATION: $15

Don't forget to have fun ;) 4 years ago