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Ashley Arnsby's Fundraiser:

Gionni's Wolf Pack

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THE STORY:

On October 8th, myself, Erick, Georgina, my sister Kayla and her boyfriend Dan will be doing a 5k in honor of the always wonderful Gionni. He is our first born child who has brought more light to our lives than we could ever imagine. Our journey with having a child with Down Syndrome is odd statistically as pre-natal tests did not flag a Down Syndrome diagnosis. We did go for an extra ultrasound as one indicator popped up on the 16 week ultrasound but it was discredited by a doctor at the fetal monitoring unit at Balboa Naval Hospital. When Gionni was born, we seemed to have every doctor in the hospital checking him out and rushing him to different check ups due to the many common ailments with Trisonomy 21. Each time, he was wheeled back with negative test results and a passing hearing test! We knew that our son was going to be different like each child born is but he was going to make a difference in the world for other individuals with Down Syndrome. In our hospital room, Erick told the social worker "I don't care what you think he has, he is still going to play hockey". We have never hid the fact that he has Down Syndrome but embraced it and made it a normalcy in our every day lives. The wonderful therapists who have helped him and us to teach him to crawl, walk, talk, feed himself, etc., have become like family to us who we look forward to seeing every week. Events like these help the public to see what people with Down Syndrome can do instead of what they can't do so when someone else in the world has a kid born with Down Syndrome, they understand that their life will change for the better instead of the opposite. The Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads puts on many events and has tons of resources for families but they can't do anything without donations. We have only been back in Virginia for a year but are thankful to have found this wonderful family.

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$885

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Birko Family

    $50

  • Nancy Taveggia

     

  • The Oleskie Family

    $25

  • Michele Yeager

    $25

  • Ronald and Linda Jane

    $25

  • Accardo Joan

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Ulinski Family

    $25

  • Tim and Connie Kalmar

    $25

  • Spadafore family

    $300

  • Brian & Linda Krzesak

    $25

  • Bob and Diana McInnis

    $25

  • Carol Biondo

    $100

  • Annette Birko

     

  • The Halligan Family

    $50

  • RITA PAZARENA

    $10

  • The Rinke Family

    $25

  • Karl Awiszus

    $25

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885% Raised of $100 Goal

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The Team: $885 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Ashley Arnsby

Amount Raised

$585

 

585% Raised of $100 Goal

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Kayla Kalmar

Amount Raised

$275

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Accardo Joan

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Karl Awiszus

Karl Awiszus

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Rinke Family

The Rinke Family

DONATION: $25

This is a great organization! 2 years ago

RITA PAZARENA

RITA PAZARENA

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

The Halligan Family

The Halligan Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Annette Birko

Annette Birko

2 years ago

Carol Biondo

Carol Biondo

DONATION: $100

God Bless you Gionni,love you Aunt Carol 2 years ago

Bob and Diana McInnis

Bob and Diana McInnis

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Brian & Linda Krzesak

Brian & Linda Krzesak

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Spadafore family

Spadafore family

DONATION: $300

In memory of Joseph Spadafore, Gionni's Papa. 2 years ago

Tim and Connie Kalmar

Tim and Connie Kalmar

DONATION: $25

2 years ago