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Hannah Ephraim's Fundraiser:

Endometriosis Foundation of America NYC 2017

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Hannah Ephraim

THE STORY:

I was diagnosed with endometriosis on July 23, 2014. I was about to start college, I had just come back early from a gap year abroad, and instead of being on the high that life is at that age, I was recovering from surgery in my parents' home. I was afraid and confused, and I felt like after years of searching, the answer to my pain was that I had a disease that would inhibit me for the rest of my life. Aside from my friends and my family, what got me through was founding Winning & Grinning, an empowerment organization for women with endometriosis. I knew that I needed to provide a space for others and myself to prove that we could beat endometriosis every day- it would not ruin us. It would not ruin me. I began running and training for my first race, a triathlon, because exercise (swimming, biking and most of all running) gave me the ephemeral rush that I was not sick, and reminded me that I would not be sidelined because of my endometriosis. Since Winning & Grinning's founding I have competed in a triathlon and half marathon, fundraising as a team for the EFA both times.


This past January, I had surgery with a doctor at a renown hospital, who I trusted, and admired. When he told me post-surgery that I didn't in fact have endometriosis, I was disappointed. I was disappointed because I knew he wasn't right. I was ecstatic when my new surgeon across the country found endometrisois everywhere, just 2 months later. I am ecstatic every day knowing that I feel better, I am weightless, and I was right. I won this battle of being a women with endometriosis. Every day, I know I won, and it runs shivers down my spine. These same shivers run down my spine every time I run.  When I run, I prove to myself, and others with endometrisois, that we can win. Crossing the finish line of the TCS marathon in November will be a sliver of the suffering I endured for 7 years, and the struggle endometriosis is to 1 in 10 women, but it will mark my defeat of endometriosis. I run to empower other women still in pain, still not being heard. I run to remind myself that the marathon of having endometriosis, that I succeed in every day, makes every other obstacle, even a full marathon, seem like nothing.

I can't wait to run with the EFA's name on my back, and it would mean the world to me if you donated anything that you can, to contribute to a world without endometriosis. To help women like me become a better version of themselves. Thank you in advance - your donations and your support motivates me every day!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,048

MONEY RAISED

40

The number of classes our donors have helped educate through this fundraiser!
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  • E. Purple

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Anne and Elie Finegold

    $100

  • cousin allen

    $26.20

  • Elaine and Harvey Snowbell

    $50

  • Nicola Bahar

    $25

  • Bahar-Maher Family

     

  • Rachel Lichtman

    $50

  • Davidoff family

    $50

  • Amy & Adam Goldman

    $100

  • Galler Family

    $50

  • tami kesselman

    $50

  • Michelle & David Avigan

    $100

  • Ron Bahar

    $25

  • Atida Bakst

    $25

  • Rebecca Lewis

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rian and Adam

     

  • Otto & Emily Rapalino

    $100

  • Lisa and Bruce Bial

    $100

  • Florence Kranitz

    $50

  • B. Sander Rodman

     

  • Shlomo & Sharon Lerner

    $25

  • Finegolds

    $50

  • Veshelka

    $50

  • Diane, Todd, Sydney and Paige

    $50

  • ShazzyD

     

  • Jodi and David Ephraim

    $500

  • Grammy & Gramps

    $100

  • Eve

    $50

  • Jordan Schwitzer

    $100

  • Marissa Stanger

    $15

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68% Raised of $3,008 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $9,478 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Lee Rafsky Unofficial Runner

Amount Raised

$2,650

 

88% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hannah Ephraim

Amount Raised

$2,048

 

68% Raised of $3,008 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deanna DiGesaro Unofficial Runner

Amount Raised

$1,850

 

62% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Carson

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

38% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lorraine Knoblauch Unofficial Runne...

Amount Raised

$800

 

27% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Esche

Amount Raised

$760

 

25% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Larmoyeux

Amount Raised

$100

 

3% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erik Lange

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Marissa Stanger

Marissa Stanger

DONATION: $15

You are a rock star - good luck! 6 days ago

Jordan Schwitzer

Jordan Schwitzer

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Eve

Eve

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Grammy & Gramps

Grammy & Gramps

DONATION: $100

Our prayers were answered! You have had a beautiful recovery. We're proud of you - you go girl!! 1 month ago

Jodi and David Ephraim

Jodi and David Ephraim

DONATION: $500

Hannah we are very proud of you! 1 month ago

ShazzyD

ShazzyD

1 month ago

Diane, Todd, Sydney and Paige

Diane, Todd, Sydney and Paige

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Veshelka

Veshelka

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Finegolds

Finegolds

DONATION: $50

You are amazing, Hannah!! 2 months ago

Shlomo & Sharon Lerner

Shlomo & Sharon Lerner

DONATION: $25

2 months ago