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RIchard Dawson via Crowdrise
November 15, 2010

The team raised $18,143. Thanks for ALL your support! All proceeds goes towards HIBM Medical Research. http://www.hibm.org  See more

BENEFITING: ADVANCEMENT OF RESEARCH FOR MYOPATHIES

EVENT DATE: Oct 31, 2010

RIchard Dawson

THE STORY:

Event: October 31st, Washington DC marathon. Please donate and forward!

PROJECT / WEB CREATOR / PR/MARKETING: Cara and Kam

RUNNING FOR CARA : Richard, Josh & Vincent


"When I first met Cara, at the coffee shop in our university, I didn’t ask her why she walked with a cane and a limp.

Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy (HIBM) is a rare genetic disorder that strikes healthy adults in their 20s. Muscles progressively weaken, leading to severe disability within 10-15 years. Most patients are eventually confined to a wheelchair. As Cara and I became friends, I noticed that she never left her apartment without a leg brace. I learned about the confusion surrounding HIBM: Cara first knew something was wrong only when she began to unexpectedly fall while dancing. Even then, years of misdiagnosis followed until she was finally told she had HIBM in 2007. I’ve witnessed the progression. By the time classes ended and I moved back to the States, she had adopted a second brace in order to provide her the stability to walk. My reaction was one of confusion and fear- terrified that things would progress, uncertain for my new friend’s future. It was terrifying to see a vibrant, young person affected by this terrible disorder in the prime of her life.

Talk about redefining one’s perspective. A childhood of sports, 6 years in the military, and a recent obsession with Crossfit have made me an extremely fit person. Like most of us, I take this for granted. I had a few “painful” moments in my life, or so I thought: a couple knee surgeries; associated experiences with heavy packs, body armor and Iraqi summers; and stress fractures while running a marathon. Perhaps you can imagine how insignificant, even shallow I felt after meeting someone that not only lives with pain in every step, but also treasures each; knowing that there might be a time when walking is no longer possible. Cara and I traveled together a few times; allowing me a small view of life with HIBM. I learned that not all hotels have elevators, always plan taxis ahead of time, and carry extra painkillers. I no longer take every step for granted.

To that end, I’m running for Cara a marathon, something I swore to never do again- to help raise money to fund the cure for HIBM. Perhaps my dear friend, and others with HIBM, can one day run one with us; afterwards we’ll laugh and complain about the “pain” in our feet together; knowing that we’re blessed to have it.

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$18,143

MONEY RAISED
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    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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    $400

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Proceeds raised from Onsite Raffle

    $342

  • bm kane

    $50

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    $100

  • Cannings and DeSouzas

    $170

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91% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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The Team: $18,143 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

RIchard Dawson

Amount Raised

$17,538

 

88% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Hoops For Harmony

Amount Raised

$400

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Joshua Nickell

Amount Raised

$150

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Vincent Schoeck

Amount Raised

$35

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Amount Raised

$20

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Donor Comments

Cannings and DeSouzas

Cannings and DeSouzas

DONATION: $170

6 years ago

lumei

lumei

DONATION: $100

Cara, you are great! 6 years ago

bm kane

bm kane

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Proceeds raised from Onsite Raffle

Proceeds raised from Onsite Raffle

DONATION: $342

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Cara, Rich, Josh and Vince, Your efforts here, and obviously even more your ongoing efforts Cara, are inspiring. Best of luck and well done with the fundraising effort! Best, Travis and Amy Bryan 6 years ago

Durham Celtic Club, Whitby ON

Durham Celtic Club, Whitby ON

DONATION: $400

As a tribute to Leigh Canning. 6 years ago

Christine Kendall

Christine Kendall

DONATION: $100

so glad to see some action taking place for this very worthy cause, To Cara, and my niece Leigh Canning in Whitby Ontario,(also an HIBM Victim) I send my Love and best wishes for an answer !!! Aunt Christine. 6 years ago

Michael B

Michael B

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Amber Latner

Amber Latner

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Bradley Bush

Bradley Bush

DONATION: $100

xoxo 6 years ago