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Michele Hochstrasser via Crowdrise
September 03, 2010

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BENEFITING: ALS THERAPY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2010 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2010

Michele Hochstrasser

THE STORY:

Friends & Family,

Two months ago I started training for the New York City Marathon. At the time, my goal was to qualify for the Boston Marathon. As of three weeks ago, my goals for the marathon & in life have changed drastically. On August 16th my sister-in law Karen - married to my brother Shane for over 17 years - was diagnosed with ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease often become totally paralyzed.

For those of you who have not had the privilege of meeting Karen in person, you are missing out. You will never meet a better mother, wife, sister-in-law, aunt, godmother, daughter or friend! She truly has a heart of gold & is ALWAYS up for an adventure. Of Karen’s many strengths in character, her Faith is of the strongest and has an extremely positive effect. And with your spiritual support we hope to multiply that effect!

As of today, there is no KNOWN cure for ALS; that’s not to say there won’t be a cure tomorrow. By making a donation, big or small, you can help fund critical research for finding a cure! I want to thank you all in advance for your support & prayers for Shane, Karen & Sophie. Please forward on to those that I have missed!

God Bless-

Michele

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say: I used everything you gave me.”
-Erma Bombeck

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$6,385

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    $50

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    $70

  • Wendy Bentien

    $100

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    $100

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    $50

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    $100

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    $50

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    $25

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    $100

  • Mysti Dodson-Wehrum

    $500

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    $200

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    $100

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    $100

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    $25

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  • The Romeiser Family

    $50

  • Erica

    $100

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    $50

  • christa and dave hochstrasser

    $50

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    $100

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    $100

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    $50

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    $100

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    $50

  • June Whisman

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  • Willy, Jill, Nevy, and Nora Fisher

    $100

  • Avery and Jackson

    $1,000

  • Trevor and Caroline Whitson

    $50

  • The Fluharty Family (Dave, Jan, Chris, Jessica, Heath & Hope)

    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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    $50

  • Glen Wilkerson

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    $100

  • Greg Wiler

    $100

  • Shannon and Ashley Lilly

    $100

  • Greg Mark

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Chelse & Adam Wilson

    $25

  • Nana & Pops

    $100

  • The Lanik Family

    $50

  • Peggy and John Berger

    $50

  • Paul and Emily Alt

    $100

  • Nancy Andes

    $100

  • ed and julie

    $100

  • Penny Hull

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851% Raised of $750 Goal

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The Team: $6,385 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Michele Hochstrasser

Amount Raised

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848% Raised of $750 Goal

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Penny Hull

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Penny Hull

Penny Hull

DONATION: $25

In memory of Mrs. Vogel 6 years ago

ed and julie

ed and julie

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Nancy Andes

Nancy Andes

DONATION: $100

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Paul and Emily Alt

Paul and Emily Alt

DONATION: $100

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Peggy and John Berger

Peggy and John Berger

DONATION: $50

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The Lanik Family

The Lanik Family

DONATION: $50

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Nana & Pops

Nana & Pops

DONATION: $100

We will be running with you in spirit and love. Our prayers are with Karen, Shane & Sophie every minute of the day. 6 years ago

Chelse & Adam Wilson

Chelse & Adam Wilson

DONATION: $25

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ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

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Greg Mark

Greg Mark

DONATION: $50

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