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Day #1, Mile #1 Team Mitchell (Robert & Boomer) Update
May 19, 2016

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BENEFITING: DANNY DID FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: DANNY DID FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge

EVENT DATE: May 18, 2016

Team MITCHELL

THE STORY:

Please help Robert and Team MITCHELL!  By promoting this page, or making a donation to the DANNY DID Foundation (DDF), you quite possibly could SAVE A LIFE!  The Mitchell family has teamed up to raise funds for the Danny Did Foundation in the in the 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge. Robert is 28 years old and #19 was Danny's favorite number. ROBERT'S GOAL is to walk a mile on 28 days during the 5 weeks of this fundraiser and he wants to get an individual to sponsor him for $19 for each of those days to hit his individual goal of $532 (28 days x $19)!  

The overall DDF fundraising goal is $30,000 so that the foundation can provide monitoring devices that alert a caregiver in the event of a seizure.  Early intervention when a seizure takes place is helpful.  Typically, in cases of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) the person is found in bed, or on the floor, and already dead.  Monitoring devices allow others to know a seizure is occuring so the individual having the seizure can be attended to during and after the event.  Some studies show this early intervention safety measure might reduce the risk of death.  Cindy, Tom, and Robert, are Ambassadors for DDF in their home state of California.   Robert (and therefore the Mitchell family) has dealt with seizures for over two decades. 

Robert is 28 years old.  He is diagnosed with an SCN1A Related Seizure Disorder and over the years has tried 17 antiepileptic drugs (in at least 25 different monotherapy and polytherapy settings).  He has been under the continuous care of an excellent epileptologist and has always been medication compliant.  Nevertheless, the harsh pharmaceuticals have failed to control his frequent seizures and several of those prescribed drugs came with horrendous side effects. The family has also tried a variety of non-pharmaceutical treatments—diets, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, cranial sacral therapy, massage, alternative supplements, and lifestyle management, none to date have been successful at stopping his seizures.  Dealing with safety and risk prevention has been a big part of their lives since his first seizure when he was 2 years old. Robert is in a high-risk group for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and they use monitoring tools to alert them to Robert's seizures so they can provide immediate supervision and intervention. The Mitchell family acknowledges what they are dealing with daily and strive to help Robert to have the best quality of life possible.  They continue to speak out, take action, and to stand up for Robert and those in our community who can’t do so themselves.

Your support makes a difference!

DANNY DID FOUNDATION wrote -

“Please Go and Enjoy Your Life . . . Danny Did.” Those were the last words of Danny Stanton's obituary, written by his dad, after Danny died suddenly following a seizure in his sleep. He was just three months shy of his fifth birthday. Danny had epilepsy, one of the oldest and most mysterious ailments. Rooted in the organ most responsible for our very humanity — the brain — it can cause seizures that come without warning, at any time, in many different forms. Yet Danny's family had never been informed about a critical risk for people who face seizures: Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

WHY: To carry on Danny’s place in the world, the Danny Did Foundation (DDF) works towards its mission to prevent deaths caused by seizures. Every $1,000 raised for Danny Did in the 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge will fund seizure detection monitors for two families in need. The major impact of these devices is two-fold: parents gain the peace of mind of knowing that they will be alerted to a convulsive seizure and will have the chance to assist their loved one. At the same time, the person utilizing the device gains the added safety of a time-sensitive intervention during a seizure.

IMPACT: By reaching our goal to raise $30,000, we can provide at least 60 new families with a monitoring device. The DDF has funded monitoring devices for families spanning 48 states and 8 countries. As awareness has spread about the value of these resources, the number of requests for funding support to Danny Did has skyrocketed. Your donation will help us to meet this need! Please read about the life-changing impact of this program here.

LEARN MORE: We invite you read about our cause at www.dannydid.org and to follow us on Facebook here and on Twitter here. If you'd like to join our monthly e-Newsletter, you can do that here.

Please donate today to protect the 1 in 26 Americans will who face epilepsy! Through this program, Danny Stanton continues to help others, just as this sweet boy would do if he were alive today.

$2,625

MONEY RAISED
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  • Team MITCHELL

    $19

  • Brady and Janell Blanco

    $20

  • Gina

    $19

  • Anonymous

    $19

  • The Connolly Family

    $25

  • Aunt Lolly

    $25

  • Kelly

    $19

  • Baby Travis Smith

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $19

  • Tom Mitchell

    $19

  • brian & Nancy scrivens

    $38

  • The Scrivens Family

    $19

  • The Katayama family

     

  • Ma family

    $50

  • Quintana Family

    $50

  • Jacki Craig

    $19

  • Mike Lozoya

    $19

  • Anjanette

    $19

  • Beth Sahyoun

    $19

  • King Krew

     

  • Lorena wingard

    $25

  • Adams Family

    $25

  • Jessica Canino

    $25

  • FlyBoy and FlyDog

    $25

  • Justin & Barbara Stutz

    $25

  • Ted and Donna

    $50

  • Matt Teague, Jamie, Carmella

    $40

  • The Jensens love you kid!!

    $60

  • Shelly Filips

    $19

  • Flower, Jake and Kat

    $19

  • Soran Family

    $23

  • Stacie Hulm Mile 8

    $19

  • Janel and Evan

    $25

  • Teague family Josh, Sabina and Meadow

    $25

  • Karen Waggoner

    $25

  • Matt Teague

    $20

  • Julie Bezold

    $25

  • Desiree & Ismael Barrientez

    $25

  • Lori & Rudy Gatto

    $25

  • Jerry, Donna & Adam

    $38

  • Martha and Craig Brown

    $19

  • Wes, Kristina and Zoe

    $38

  • Kiana Nouri

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $188

  • Deb Davis - Paws With A Cause

    $19

  • Liz Duckrow

    $25

  • Brenda Winner

    $100

  • Matt, Jamie, and Carmella

    $20

  • Nikki & Gavin

    $20

  • Steve and Judy

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Robert, Trish and Richard

    $50

  • Julie McDonnell

    $38

  • Francoeur family

    $100

  • Nora & Rod Boschee

    $100

  • Team Mitchell

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Robert & Boomer

    $28

  • Emily mirzabegian

    $25

  • Harris Family

    $100

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493% Raised of $532 Goal

The Team: $13,456 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

DANNY DID FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$4,513

 

18% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team MITCHELL

Amount Raised

$2,625

 

493% Raised of $532 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom Stanton

Amount Raised

$1,900

 

112% Raised of $1,700 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shelly Filips

Amount Raised

$1,515

 

152% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mike Stanton and Margaret Storey

Amount Raised

$945

 

19% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Eileen Murtaugh, Jeanine McShe...

Amount Raised

$375

 

38% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Knepper

Amount Raised

$300

 

100% Raised of $300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carrie McAteer and Senator Dan Koto...

Amount Raised

$236

 

24% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Harris Family

Harris Family

DONATION: $100

In tribute to Robert, Boomer, Cindy and Tom Mitchell 1 year ago

Emily mirzabegian

Emily mirzabegian

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Robert & Boomer

Robert & Boomer

DONATION: $28

28+ MILES completed to help people with epilepsy! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Team Mitchell

Team Mitchell

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Nora & Rod Boschee

Nora & Rod Boschee

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Francoeur family

Francoeur family

DONATION: $100

For those who persevereâ 1 year ago

Julie McDonnell

Julie McDonnell

DONATION: $38

Go Robert! 1 year ago

Robert, Trish and Richard

Robert, Trish and Richard

DONATION: $50

In honor of both of our Roberts! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

We are proud of you everyday, Robert! 1 year ago