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HOPE4MINDS

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BENEFITING: HOPE4MINDS

ORGANIZER: HOPE4MINDS

EVENT: Austin Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: Feb 19, 2017

James Underwood

THE STORY:

I am running to honor my son Tanner Underwood.  Tanner was 13 when he was severely hurt in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury.  He spent the next seven months in four different hospitals, in a coma for the first several months.  When he emerged we began to get a feel for the difficult road of recovery he faced. 

More than four years have passed and Tanner has made great progress while still encountering significant difficulties with speech, memory, walking, and left arm and hand movements.  He spends most days in therapy and finishing his final two remaining credits to graduate from high school. 

Tanner has had many people rally around him.  We've been helped in lots of ways.  Hope 4 Minds provided a significant grant to Tanner to enable him to obtain an advanced device that teaches his nerves in his left arm and hand to re-awaken, facilitating greater movement. Their support has been not only financial but also emotional and spiritual. Groups like this don't use the word "hope" lightly in their names. 

The mission of Hope 4 Minds is to foster hope and enrich the lives of children with an acquired brain injury through support and education.

When a child experiences a serious brain injury following an accident, it can be paralyzing for the family.  HOPE4MINDS provides guidance, advocacy and financial support for these children and their families.

At the heart of their services is the conviction that the health and well-being of these children can improve over time if they have access to therapeutic services, adaptive equipment and educational materials.  

My hope is that someday Tanner can participate in an event like this to help raise funds to provide hope to others behind him on the same path he's faced. Your funds help to faciliate these goals and tells others that they're not alone in their struggles.

Join our team or make a donation to help bring HOPE to these families!  

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To This Fundraiser

$3,075

MONEY RAISED
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  • Radke Family

     

  • James Underwood

    $100

  • Chris Kirker

    $250

  • Ken & Kim Taylor

    $100

  • Boles Family

    $50

  • Bill & Lesli Underwood

    $250

  • Holly Davis

    $1,000

  • The Fuselier family

    $100

  • James Willis - Baylor Alum

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Larry Brumley

    $100

  • DEBORAH WARREN

     

  • Rose Family

    $50

  • Jack Pearson

    $25

  • Barbara and Ron Epps

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Grace & Jeff Blickenstaff

    $250

  • Friend of Nancy Rose!

    $50

  • Becky Silva

    $100

  • Janet Holtzapple

    $300

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308% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $41,659 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

HOPE4MINDS

Amount Raised

$13,000

 

65% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

shawntel Missildine

Amount Raised

$4,610

 

184% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Terry Nance

Amount Raised

$3,700

 

74% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Underwood

Amount Raised

$3,075

 

308% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Regan Beckelman

Amount Raised

$2,355

 

118% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Travis Underwood

Amount Raised

$1,400

 

233% Raised of $600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Benschoter

Amount Raised

$1,285

 

129% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Allis Varnado

Amount Raised

$1,090

 

218% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Janet Holtzapple

Janet Holtzapple

DONATION: $300

6 months ago

Becky Silva

Becky Silva

DONATION: $100

#TeamTanner 6 months ago

Friend of Nancy Rose!

Friend of Nancy Rose!

DONATION: $50

Best wishes and continued progress. 6 months ago

Grace & Jeff Blickenstaff

Grace & Jeff Blickenstaff

DONATION: $250

Tribute to Tanner Underwood 6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Barbara and Ron Epps

Barbara and Ron Epps

A tribute to Tanner's strength and determination! Can't wait to see you back at the barn! 6 months ago

Jack Pearson

Jack Pearson

DONATION: $25

In honor of Tanner 6 months ago

Rose Family

Rose Family

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

DEBORAH WARREN

DEBORAH WARREN

6 months ago