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Michele Gonzalez's Fundraiser:

My 1st Marathon benefitting Natl Alliance for Mental Illness

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BENEFITING: NAMI Soutwestern Pennsylvania

EVENT DATE: Jan 25, 2015

Michele Gonzalez

THE STORY:

I am running my 1st full marathon to spread awareness and to raise funds for NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

My Story:

I have chosen to share my story to inspire others and help people understand that these challenges are real, common, and treatable.

For many years I felt alone because I was trying to hide what was happening to me from my family and friends. I was angry, depressed, embarrassed and ashamed that I could not heal myself. I felt utterly alone most of the time, even in a crowded room while engaged in conversation. I believed for a long time that this feeling was a weakness in character and that it was all in my head. The only solution was to keep busy, working endless hours to avoid feeling the pit in my stomach. I felt it was my fault for feeling this way and the guilt began to mount to an unbearable level.

It took many years and the ability to swallow my pride in order to realize that I needed help. Once I accepted assistance, I was fortunate to have a network of therapists available to me that could address my concerns. My therapist gave me the hope I was so desperately seeking.

The haze lifted to reveal a new day, a renewed life filled with endless possibilities. I now look forward to every sunrise knowing that everyday is another chance to start over and live life to the fullest.

Please join me in raising awareness for mental illness and aid those in need. Your donation will provide support, education, and resources to help those living with mental illness and all proceeds will be donated to NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

NAMI:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

www.namiswpa.org

Thank you for your generous support!

 

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." - Henry David Thoreau

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,725

MONEY RAISED
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  • Catherine Kelly

     

  • Christine/ Michele's Pittsburgh Cheerleader

    $25

  • Maria J Gonzalez

    $40

  • Anneli and Julio

    $10

  • Mary

     

  • Julie Basulto

    $25

  • poeticallity

    $200

  • Tiffany E

    $50

  • Daniel Baltzegar

    $50

  • Wendy Salmon

     

  • Bill Fredericks

    $20

  • Endre

    $50

  • Marilyn Quinones

    $40

  • Melanie Palishen

     

  • Alain Dieguez

    $25

  • Kelly McCoulf

    $100

  • Clay & Renee' Roesler

    $200

  • Romeo

    $30

  • Odalys Gonzalez

    $20

  • Jered

    $15

  • Mandy & Danny Meneses

     

  • Ed Flaherty

    $30

  • Joel and Carmen De Granda

    $25

  • Tiffany E

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • William Hill

    $100

  • Matthew Fedorowicz

    $30

  • Tatiana Bonilla

    $25

  • Lawrence C

    $20

  • Cristina Pulido-Lopez

     

  • Carey McKelvey

    $20

  • Nancy

    $25

  • Jeanette Casanova

    $25

  • Tiffany Taylor

    $40

  • Krystal Hernandez

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Steve & Elizabeth Elsener

    $100

  • Manny Smith

    $25

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115% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,725 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Michele Gonzalez

Amount Raised

$1,725

 

115% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Catherine Kelly

Amount Raised

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Daniel Barie

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Manny Smith

Manny Smith

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Steve & Elizabeth Elsener

Steve & Elizabeth Elsener

DONATION: $100

Michele, we haven't been able to meet you, but we support you as you're a friend of our daughter Tiffany. A cause that is important to her, is one that is important to us. Thank you with love. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Krystal Hernandez

Krystal Hernandez

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Tiffany Taylor

Tiffany Taylor

DONATION: $40

To my younger sister who continually surprises me. You are a strong being Michele with a heart as big as the moon. You control your destiny and always remember "Baby you're a Firework!" 4 years ago

Jeanette Casanova

Jeanette Casanova

DONATION: $25

Way to go!! 4 years ago

Nancy

Nancy

DONATION: $25

Best of luck Michele! I'm rooting for you! Enjoy Miami! 4 years ago

Carey McKelvey

Carey McKelvey

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Cristina Pulido-Lopez

Cristina Pulido-Lopez

4 years ago

Lawrence C

Lawrence C

DONATION: $20

4 years ago