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Hike for Survivors

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BENEFITING: Cancer for College

EVENT DATE: Apr 26, 2014

THE STORY:

We'd like to introduce you to cancer survivor Michael Cox. This incredible man plans to hike 1,090 miles of the Appalachian trail on April 26th 2014 in support of Cancer for College. Michael is hiking in honor of his good friend and veteran Christopher Harlan who sadly passed away earlier this year.

Meet Michael Cox

My name is Michael Cox, I am a cancer survivor, a veteran and a full time student. I serve as Infantry Corpsman with 1/23 4th Mar Div and work full time as a personal medical assistant to former President George H.W. Bush. Beginning on April 26th 2014 I intend to hike all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail in an effort to raise money for Cancer for College.

I myself am a cancer survivor which has in turn made me extremely passionate about giving back to the survivor community. I was diagnosed with Leukemia (ALL), on September 22, 1995 at the age of 4. I was treated at Texas Children’s Hospital in my home town of Houston, Texas. Some of my most vivid childhood memories stem from these days. Such as my first spinal tap, in which it took every doctor and nurse to hold me down. With these types of scenarios came an immense amount of heart ache, pain, and confusion. I recall making friends with patients one day and the next day having to come to the realization that they have passed on. One of the good memories I have is of all the amazing doctors and nurses who cared for me, Nurse Spoon (with the mole on her nose), Nurse Sammy who would always teased me about liking Barney, and Dr. McClain and Dr. Stueber with their funny ties.

The outlook on life and death that I gained while living with cancer, helped me make wise decisions as a teenager. Many of my peers dropped out of school or turned to drugs during these tumultuous years. Yet because of my experience surviving cancer I knew that no matter how difficult those years were, I was not only strong enough to get through them, but was also going to make a strong effort to better the lives around me.  Since beating cancer, I have gone on to graduate from Klein Collins High School and joined the Navy in 2009.  After joining I trained for 9 months before being transferred to the reserves. I was promptly reactivated to active duty where I was deployed to Afghanistan for seven months as an Infantry Corpsman.

I am hiking this trail in an effort to raise money for a cause that I truly believe in. As a survivor I believe that there is no better group of individuals to invest your money in, as these kids have seen firsthand how meaningful life truly is and are now forever motivated to use that gift to better the world around them.

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$15,501

MONEY RAISED
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  • Offline Donations

    $180

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Spring Barber shop

    $56

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kleinman

    $25

  • Julie and Stephen Tolbert

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Spring Barber shop

    $60

  • Triple B's Bar and Grill

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Stroud Family

    $50

  • Spring Barber shop

    $40

  • The Dick Family

    $1,000

  • The Pizors

    $50

  • SPRING BARBER SHOP

    $40

  • Bill,Melinda & Chris Cox

    $100

  • Holly Lindloff and Bennett Matkins

    $50

  • Penny Cox

    $50

  • Spring Barber shop

    $90

  • Regina Watson

    $100

  • Spring Barber Shop

    $90

  • Dan Mitsven

    $30

  • Aaron Perez

    $60

  • Della Hattery

    $50

  • Naomi from Baker Street

    $30

  • Cassie from Baker Street

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Tammy Eggemeyer

    $100

  • Lenny Raper

     

  • My & Sam

    $50

  • Holly Cottrell Murphy

    $50

  • Kim Parker

    $50

  • Bob & Jennifer Williamson

    $100

  • Karin Farquhar

    $100

  • Tommy & Charlotte Noto

    $50

  • Duggan

    $200

  • Jason filey

    $1,200

  • craig bibb

    $1,140

  • Tim Marco

    $120

  • Stuart Arnold

    $185

  • Jeffrey Gerford

    $115

  • michael cox and friends

    $1,000

  • cash donations that bar event

    $1,205

  • Margaret Melton

    $50

  • Anne and Audie

    $50

  • Brenda Tolbert

     

  • Dave & Kathy Allen

     

  • Howell

    $20

  • Shoy Hamilton

    $100

  • Wendy and David Pocknall

    $100

  • Valerie Infantozzi & John Johanning

    $50

  • Jessica Keener

    $30

  • Paige & Blake

     

  • Linda and Larry Newton

    $200

  • Scott Mathieu and Blair Matocha

    $50

  • Nick & Megan Arevalo

    $50

  • Ian and Alicia

    $50

  • Randi and Jeff

    $25

  • Landis and Kalee

    $50

  • Stripes LLC

    $100

  • Barry Pizor

    $415

  • Rebecca Chester

    $90

  • Tamara Donnelly

    $100

  • Susan Pettey

    $60

  • Dana Blevins

    $50

  • Samuel Hudosn

    $440

  • Betty McCaskill

    $25

  • Robert Harlan

    $105

  • Paul Backhaus

    $100

  • Sandee Falk

    $60

  • Clayton Paulding

    $400

  • Kimberly Pool

    $445

  • Quoc D Le

    $10

  • Debbie Scopa

    $270

  • Myer Ballesteros

    $50

  • Dora James

    $1,000

  • Sheri McGowan

    $50

  • The Wise's

    $1,000

  • Kunec Milcik Family

    $60

  • Pat Carnes

    $50

  • Lynn Lyons Foglesong

    $100

  • Johnny and Diane Qubty

    $100

  • Mike Milburn

    $50

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16% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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The Team: $15,501 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Cancer for College

Amount Raised

$15,311

 

15% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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Regina Watson

Amount Raised

$140

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Cathy Sikes

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Mike Milburn

Mike Milburn

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Johnny and Diane Qubty

Johnny and Diane Qubty

DONATION: $100

In honor of Christopher Harlan and all the other Vets who suffer from the effects of War. Chris you are sorely missed. Please look out for all of us. We love you! 3 years ago

Lynn Lyons Foglesong

Lynn Lyons Foglesong

DONATION: $100

In memory of Christopher Harlan, and all other Vetetans suffering in the world today. Americans like him knew the tribulations of war and its effects on the human mind. Let us never forget. 3 years ago

Pat Carnes

Pat Carnes

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kunec Milcik Family

Kunec Milcik Family

DONATION: $60

May God bless Chris, all veterans and those that have to fight cancer. 3 years ago

The Wise's

The Wise's

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Sheri McGowan

Sheri McGowan

DONATION: $50

Christopher Harlan 3 years ago

Dora James

Dora James

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Myer Ballesteros

Myer Ballesteros

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Sandee Falk

Sandee Falk

DONATION: $60

3 years ago