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CPAP Saved My Life!

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December 06, 2012

The race got cancelled but it did serve its purpose. Raising over $1,000 for ASAA made the training worthwhile. You can still contribute.  See more

BENEFITING: American Sleep Apnea Association, Inc.

EVENT: 2012 ING New York City Marathon - $1 Mil a Mile

EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 381

Byron Shafer

THE STORY:

I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The money I raise by running the New York City Marathon will be donated to the American Sleep Apnea Association. I suggest you pledge $1 per mile. I guarantee you I will finish all 26.2 miles!

The goal of my fundraiser is to increase awareness of OSA, what I call "The Silent Killer". That is ironic because Sleep Apnea is commonly associated with snoring. But the reality is you never hear yourself snore. Of course your partner does, and that leads to all sorts of other problems.

My main point is to let people know that ignoring the problem can have serious, life threatening consequences. Sleep Apnea, which simply means interruption of your breathing during sleep, will reduce your Blood Oxygen levels by as much as 20%, literally starving your body of oxygen. The negative effects of this are systemic, leading to increased risk for diabetes, coronary artery disease and heart disease.

If you have any reason to believe you or a loved one may suffer from this problem, by all means get tested by a certified sleep study clinic! CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and is the most widely accepted and proven treatment for this condition. CPAP was developed in 1980 and has saved the lives and quality of lives of thousands of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) sufferers. It uses a machine that blows air through a hose into a mask worn by the patient. This positive air pressure literally inflates the closed airway and allows breathing to continue uninterrupted during sleep. 

I use my CPAP every night without fail because I know CPAP Saved My Life!

As always, to God be the Glory!

Deacon Byron Shafer
 

$1,107

MONEY RAISED
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  • Morgan Shafer

    $20

  • Rev. Wayne

    $20

  • Commander Woody

    $20

  • Me

    $26

  • Sleepapnea_ED

    $26

  • Jacque Thomas

    $26

  • Kevin P. Wigenton, Esq.

    $100

  • Babe and Carol Asman

    $52

  • Dick and Alice Haight

    $52

  • Brother Carey Perry

    $20

  • RDziuban

    $26

  • Sister Barbara Morrissey

    $27

  • Pastor Robert and Patricia Williams

    $26

  • Roberta Shafer (Mom)

    $50

  • Eileen

    $30

  • Phyllis Shafer

    $100

  • SMMBS Guys, Cammille, Rev. Wayne, Anthony & Chuck

    $55

  • Uzmina Anjum

    $30

  • Chuck Shafer

    $50

  • Jack

    $52

  • The Baeck's

    $36

  • Tony Centineo

    $50

  • Anna Josey

    $26

  • Jennifer & Charlie Wathington

    $27

  • Dr. Willie K. Hill

    $20

  • SMMBS Guys, Jeff, Big Ray and Pagan Mike

    $50

  • Patty and Craig Jackson

    $15

  • Sister Hazel Lawson

    $5

  • Sister Fran Snover

    $20

  • Yvonne Scott

    $25

  • Isaiah Gary Cooper

    $25

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111% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,107 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Byron Shafer

Amount Raised

$1,107

 

111% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Chase Dental Sleep care

Amount Raised

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Vinnie Grosso

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Isaiah Gary Cooper

Isaiah Gary Cooper

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Yvonne Scott

Yvonne Scott

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Sister Hazel Lawson

Sister Hazel Lawson

DONATION: $5

5 years ago

Sister Fran Snover

Sister Fran Snover

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

SMMBS Guys, Jeff, Big Ray and Pagan Mike

SMMBS Guys, Jeff, Big Ray and Pagan Mike

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Patty and Craig Jackson

Patty and Craig Jackson

DONATION: $15

5 years ago

Dr. Willie K. Hill

Dr. Willie K. Hill

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Tony Centineo

Tony Centineo

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anna Josey

Anna Josey

DONATION: $26

5 years ago

Jennifer & Charlie Wathington

Jennifer & Charlie Wathington

DONATION: $27

5 years ago