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Team Hearing Health Foundation

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Veronica Calhoun

THE STORY:

Years ago, a personal trainer fired me as his client for not being “serious”. But today? Well today I’m still not what anyone would call an “athlete” or a “good runner”. I actually only technically qualify as a “runner”. What do I like best about running? When it's over.

When I first asked the Hearing Health Foundation to apply to be a 2013 NYC Marathon Charity Partner, I had one reason in mind: my daughter, Marlowe.
When Marlowe was one day old, a hospital nurse handed me a pamphlet titled “Can your baby hear you?” She then informed my husband, Brandon, and me that our baby had failed the newborn hearing screening.

In a state of shock, for three months we had her tested and retested. Each time we were reassured that she did in fact have fluid in her ears. We slammed doors. We encouraged the dog to bark. We were overjoyed when a fire truck’s blaring siren woke her from a nap. We were sure it meant her hearing was fine.

We were wrong. At three months old, Marlowe was officially diagnosed with severe permanent hearing loss.

A week later, she was fitted with hearing aids and immediately started speech therapy (which is more like listening therapy at that age). We were determined that she would live in the hearing world and learn to speak rather than use sign language.

That was 4 years ago. Today our little chatterbox attends The Auditory Oral School of New York and will be mainstreamed starting with Kindergarten.

Why am I running a marathon for Hearing Health Foundation? Because we are close to a CURE to permanent hearing loss and Hearing Health Foundation funds scientific research with the goal of finding the cure within ten years. That would be by the time Marlowe is a teenager. That’s also a pretty amazing thing for the rest of us who were born with normal hearing, but have been wearing it away via concerts, clubs and ear buds since adolescence.

Please give what you can to support this cause that means enough to me to run, walk, cry & swear for 26.2 New York City miles on November 3, 2013.

$3,693

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cathy Rivera

    $25

  • Basma Braciak

    $25

  • Teri Brien

    $25

  • Peter Finn

     

  • Mimi Shih

    $50

  • Christina Rourke

    $25

  • Claudia Chiu

     

  • Stacey Zupnick

    $25

  • Gangee OXOX

    $100

  • Blake & Kacie Calhoun

    $50

  • Jim

    $100

  • Kathleen Chung

    $25

  • Marilyn

    $25

  • Cooper Warner

     

  • Jaime Cox and family

     

  • Doreen & John Fusco

    $25

  • Ginelle

     

  • Melissa, mark, Tate, cole & Leo

    $200

  • Jeff and Lori Crouse

    $55

  • Ofra Bloch

    $50

  • Tracie Stanfield

    $50

  • Caleb Hsieh

     

  • Mick Solimene

     

  • David Miller

     

  • Seth Waschitz

    $50

  • Luk Family

    $45

  • Brandon T. Snider

     

  • Regina Pearsall

    $25

  • Adrienne

    $50

  • jen, kevin, eli f-man(n)

    $100

  • Rita and Nabil Joubran

     

  • Torre A. Trobaugh

    $25

  • Kansas-Cerrato

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Vik

     

  • Michael G

    $50

  • Jean

    $50

  • Brad & Amy Curry

    $50

  • Kevin Reed

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • michelle daimer

    $20

  • dcb

    $60

  • Geoffrey Weiss

    $50

  • Toby

     

  • Alva Family

    $100

  • Zalewski Family

    $25

  • brian sauvigne

     

  • Jared Doskow

     

  • Ben Tabah

     

  • Owen Basham

     

  • Nick Jean-Baptiste

     

  • christopher feldmann

    $100

  • Carol Chung

    $50

  • Doug Olson

    $50

  • Monika Phillips

     

  • Rox & Brian Burke

     

  • Audiology island

    $100

  • Kristy Zadrozny

    $20

  • Nancy Rogerson-DeBusk

    $25

  • Eddy Piedra

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jenny

    $25

  • Brent and Soraya

    $40

  • Matthew

    $50

  • Monika Jolly & Damian Vaughan

    $25

  • Melissa Terzo-Scott

     

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106% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $17,746 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Tara Guastella

Amount Raised

$4,944

 

124% Raised of$4,000 Goal

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Kimberly Montini

Amount Raised

$3,800

 

109% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Veronica Calhoun

Amount Raised

$3,693

 

106% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Shepard

Amount Raised

$3,385

 

97% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Thomas Abbey

Amount Raised

$1,924

 

55% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Melissa Terzo-Scott

Melissa Terzo-Scott

5 years ago

Monika Jolly & Damian Vaughan

Monika Jolly & Damian Vaughan

DONATION: $25

Really proud of you, V - and inspired. I love you and wish you all the very best on Sunday. Will be cheering you on from the West Coast :) 5 years ago

Matthew

Matthew

DONATION: $50

Way to go Veronica! 5 years ago

Brent and Soraya

Brent and Soraya

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Jenny

Jenny

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Kiddos everywhere 5 years ago

Eddy Piedra

Eddy Piedra

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Nancy Rogerson-DeBusk

Nancy Rogerson-DeBusk

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Kristy Zadrozny

Kristy Zadrozny

DONATION: $20

Good Luck! 5 years ago

Audiology island

Audiology island

DONATION: $100

5 years ago