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FACES NYC Half 2017

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We did it!
March 21, 2017

We did it!  This past Sunday, I completed the NYC Half Marathon. With your help,, Matthew and I raised just shy of $23,000 for FACES. During  See more

BENEFITING: NYU Langone Medical Center

ORGANIZER: FACES

EVENT: 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

EVENT DATE: Mar 19, 2017

Jaime Santa

THE STORY:

Hi Everyone!

  On March 19, 2017,  I will be running the NYC Half Marathon to raise money for TeamFACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures), a cause that hits very close to home.   As you may or may not know, this past year, my son Matthew (age 6) was diagnosed with Generalized Convulsive Epilepsy.   His first seizure, which occured during a vacation last winter, was a terrifying experience for our family.  In the weeks that followed, we were fortunate to get a quick diagnosis, but his seizures escalated in frequency and length.  He was having convulsive seizures on a weekly basis lasting upwards of eight minutes (8 MINUTES!!).  After a 5 day stay in the hospital, we learned he was also having 30-40 non-convulsive seizures an hour (called Absence Seizures, which just look like he's spacing out for a second or two.)  Since then, it's been a whirlwind for our family.   Between the confusion, the fear, the sadness and the anger, we were fortunate to have been quickly turned on to FACES and Dr. Devinsky at NYU Langone's Epilepsy Center.   It's been nothing short of a godsend!   The support, information and the overall community have been a true light for us as we go through this journey.  

   I started running last year to clear my head.  I never wanted Matthew to see me cry, so I would get my tears out on a run.  The miles have started to add up so now I want to use the miles to give back to the team at the NYU Epilepsy Center.  Maybe the money I raise will get us one step closer to a cure for Matthew. 

  I know everyone asks for donations, but this one is near and dear, so I hope you can find it in your heart to contribute to this great cause.

Thank you! 

Jaime

 

TeamFACES is proud to run in the 2017 NYC Half Marathon among thousands of others as they race on behalf of important, meaningful causes. Our athletes will compete to spread epilepsy awareness and support for the mission of FACES while racing through the streets of New York City on March 19th!  FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) at NYU Langone Medical Center is dedicated to helping people and families living with epilepsy, through research, education, and clinical and community support programs.  Funds raised by each runner will benefit research efforts to improve epilepsy care, educational materials and cost-free seminars, scholarship opportunities, family initiatives, and various events hosted by FACES throughout the year.   To learn more about FACES, please view this short video

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To This Fundraiser

$23,013

MONEY RAISED
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  • Scot and Rose Hofacker

    $250

  • Amanda Frazer

     

  • Ben and Kat Henson

    $150

  • Joretta Crabbe

    $100

  • Abdi Nazemian

    $25

  • David Pereira

    $250

  • Eleanor Hanley

    $250

  • The Strzalkowski family

    $100

  • The Alaimo Family

     

  • tony and livvy nuzzo

    $100

  • Austin family

     

  • Leah Gardinier

     

  • Sandra Gardinier

     

  • Joy Fazzone

    $150

  • The Wagners

    $75

  • Jessica Hughes

    $50

  • Amanda Arcand

    $100

  • Courtney Szwajkowski

    $100

  • The Friedmans

     

  • Daniela Delaney

    $350

  • Debra Cunningham

    $100

  • Maryann Ricciuti

    $50

  • Wendy Williams

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Gretchen

    $25

  • Arty, Yoshi, Andrea & Jonah

    $500

  • Elizabeth and Steve

    $100

  • Melissa Heery

    $100

  • Chris M

    $50

  • The Wintermantel Family

     

  • Megan McFarland

    $100

  • Tom & Sharon Ayres

     

  • Erica Kraus

     

  • Joretta Crabbe

    $50

  • Erin Fleming

    $100

  • Myrna Rodriguez

     

  • The Golden Boys

     

  • Ted Morrison

     

  • The Blake Family

    $250

  • tatyana volokitin peña

     

  • The Lipschutz Family

    $100

  • Aunt Jean and Uncle Jim and the Robitaille family

     

  • Henry and Joseph Lindenbaum

    $200

  • Ali Campbell

     

  • Rafalin family (Sam, Kathy, Natalia and Alejandro)

     

  • Lia Fazzone

    $100

  • The Findlays

     

  • Moshe Adi

     

  • Leo, Naomi & Delila Rafalin

     

  • Hayley Heskiel

     

  • C. Axel

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sam Lai

    $100

  • Sunanda Patel

     

  • Alyssa Jadevaia

    $25

  • Cindy

    $100

  • Jim Tietjen

    $100

  • Marla and Doug Reeves

    $250

  • Drew Daly

    $100

  • Mike Dieppa & Family

    $250

  • Alan Rosa

    $200

  • Victor Cagnazzi

    $500

  • Joby Breck

    $100

  • Joe & Theresa Grabowski

    $500

  • Bob & Kim Cagnazzi

    $2,000

  • Kevin Garcia

    $100

  • Samira Panah

    $250

  • Becky and Matt Kern

    $200

  • Don Schieble

    $100

  • Rudy and Jill Casasola

    $500

  • Norman & Denise Egan

    $300

  • The Tobins

    $100

  • Gerry Angelini

    $100

  • Richard Simeone

    $100

  • The Stokes Family

     

  • The Baio Kids

    $50

  • Barbara & Chris Cagnazzi

    $1,500

  • Dan and Janelle Johnson

    $1,000

  • Jerry McAvey

    $100

  • Marisa, Shamus, Finn & Cullen Mara

    $100

  • Patrick Keane

     

  • The Balogh Family

    $250

  • Tejash Patel

    $250

  • Mark Behan

    $200

  • Jim & Mary Judge

    $300

  • Todd

    $100

  • Mo & Holly Allen

    $200

  • Amy and Stephen O'Malley

    $100

  • Brenda McDonagh

    $25

  • Ann & Rich Friedman

    $100

  • Stacy & Alex Bayer

     

  • The Chamberlain Family

     

  • DERESTIVO design

    $200

  • Mimi and David Rukeyser

    $100

  • Michael, Wendy, Samantha and Gregory Johll

    $250

  • David Hang

     

  • Sarah Istwany

    $20

  • The Sergios

     

  • Gabrielle Hoffman

    $50

  • ABUELITA HILDA AND ABUELITA MA

     

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115% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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The Team: $29,783 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jaime Santa

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115% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Amount Raised

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$2,650

 

106% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Donor Comments

ABUELITA HILDA AND ABUELITA MA

ABUELITA HILDA AND ABUELITA MA

WITH LOVE AND BLESSING FROM HEAVEN 5 months ago

Gabrielle Hoffman

Gabrielle Hoffman

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

The Sergios

The Sergios

For Matthew and TeamFACES 5 months ago

Sarah Istwany

Sarah Istwany

DONATION: $20

5 months ago

David Hang

David Hang

5 months ago

Michael, Wendy, Samantha and Gregory Johll

Michael, Wendy, Samantha and Gregory Johll

DONATION: $250

5 months ago

Mimi and David Rukeyser

Mimi and David Rukeyser

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

DERESTIVO design

DERESTIVO design

DONATION: $200

5 months ago

The Chamberlain Family

The Chamberlain Family

5 months ago

Stacy & Alex Bayer

Stacy & Alex Bayer

5 months ago