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Rachel Gramig's Fundraiser:

Thru-hike for MG Awareness

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September 17, 2012

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BENEFITING: MYASTHENIA GRAVIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA INC

EVENT DATE: Aug 01, 2011

Rachel Gramig

THE STORY:

I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis at age 27 in March 2010 and have been on a rather bumpy ride ever since. After months of medication trials, expensive scans, blood tests, and open chest surgery, I am a changed person healing and ready to help others like me. Regardless the reason, I want to use my time spent healing and on the mend in the only way I know how to...helping others. I have spent the majority of my 27 years outside playing in the woods, oceans, mountains and deserts of the U.S., more recently working to help others with illness and disability do the same.
Having had a most fortunate life, it is time to turn my passion toward others less fortunate who experience daily the frustration and weakness of an illness such as Myasthenia Gravis.
By raising funds for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, I hope to spread the word about this disease and how it affects people of all ages, as well as educate those newly and currently diagnosed with MG about their options as patients and how they can reach out to others for support.
My goal is to thru hike the Colorado Trail (480 miles from Denver to Durango) next summer (2011) with my father as a symbol of:
-the human's ability to persevere through illness
-to raise awareness of Myasthenia Gravis
-the need for education of all people on their health care rights and
-the need for more affordable and available health care for U.S. citizens

Please join me in spreading the word about Myasthenia Gravis. Here's to helping others and exploring the beauty of our wilderness.

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To This Fundraiser

$563

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rachel Gramig

    $20

  • Michael Olkin

    $18

  • Peggy and Daniel Foley

    $50

  • Dom

    $10

  • Jessica and Dan Malloy

    $100

  • Alexis K-O and Family

    $50

  • Ericka Pilcher

    $30

  • Clay Parker

    $125

  • Stan

    $10

  • Jen Johnson

    $20

  • Pam Sampson

    $30

  • Kaye Oberhausen

    $40

  • Kathie Johnson

    $10

  • Brooke Wagner

    $10

  • Michele Frick

    $20

  • Aline Beyrouti

    $20

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The Team: $563 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Rachel Gramig

Amount Raised

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Peggy Foley

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Donor Comments

Aline Beyrouti

Aline Beyrouti

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Michele Frick

Michele Frick

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Brooke Wagner

Brooke Wagner

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Kathie Johnson

Kathie Johnson

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Kaye Oberhausen

Kaye Oberhausen

DONATION: $40

Ray you are an inspiration! Sending all my love your way. xoxo 6 years ago

Pam Sampson

Pam Sampson

DONATION: $30

With all of my love & support! 6 years ago

Jen Johnson

Jen Johnson

DONATION: $20

Woman, Good God, this hike is going to be AM-AZ-ING!!! Get on a costume and do some education, girl. Will you post your dates and locations once you get things solidified? I may try to come out and hike a day or two with you. At a minimum let the SLICE crew treat you to some "prehiking" grub at Pickle Barrel or something! Holla! Jen 6 years ago

Stan

Stan

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Clay Parker

Clay Parker

DONATION: $125

Rachel. You are one of the most powerful, optimistic, and inspirational people I have ever met. I know you will overcome this, just a small road block for the Rachel I know. I love you! 6 years ago

Ericka Pilcher

Ericka Pilcher

DONATION: $30

I wish you all the strength and positive energy needed to keep healing and to help others along the way. I think what you are doing is amazing and that you have already made a difference. 6 years ago