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Meggy Swartz's Fundraiser:

Huntington's Disease Society of America

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March 29, 2017

Thank you so much to all who have donated so far! I decided to create this video (https://youtu.be/CQ0HYXNEVJM) to better explain what exactly  See more
Meggy Swartz

THE STORY:

Thank you for visiting my fundraiser page. I am very excited to have the opportunity to raise money for such an important cause. 

The last few months of my life, I have made myself a priority again. I have found a passion in my new career path, and I have started working hard towards my health and fitness goals. Making myself a priority also means following my heart, which has been telling me I need to do something to help for awhile. 

For those who know my story, you know that I lost my mom at 13 to Huntington's Disease, which has been described as ALS, Parkinson's, and Alzheimers put together. It isn't pretty, and is incredibly hard to witness. You also know my brother and I grew up knowing we had a 50/50 shot at inheriting the same disease, with hope science would find a way to cure it before the time came we would have to worry about it. There is still no cure.

While I am incredibly fortunate to not have inherited the disease, my brother is not so fortunate, and the same is true for so many families as this gets passed on from generation to generation. These families need support and there needs to be a cure. 

We are only given one life to live, and I choose to live mine with hope; hope for a world with a cure, where families don't have to deal with this disease any longer. Research has come so far and they are so close to many breakthroughs that not only would help find a cure for HD, but potentially help so many other diseases as well. Any dollar helps, and will help fuel me across the finish line as I race for my mom, my brother, this community and myself. Thank you again for all your support!

Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc. wrote -

The Huntington's Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families.

HDSA's network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.

All funds raised will help support HDSA's Mission of helping those affected by HD and their families.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,715

MONEY RAISED
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  • Morgs

    $25

  • Kathleen Fleming

    $50

  • B.Hat

    $10

  • Victoria L.

     

  • Brien & Yumiko McGaffigan

    $50

  • MeaghN Schoff

    $25

  • Barbara and Mike Fleming

    $100

  • Ashley Downey

     

  • Sam Knox

     

  • Jackie and Aaron Budilov

    $25

  • Too late to vote for haircut and color, but love the decision!

    $25

  • Kendra Schuettpelz

    $100

  • Beth Falkner

    $100

  • Allison S & Mike C

    $50

  • Nicole & Brian Wilber

    $50

  • kathy mcgaffigan

    $300

  • Kristin Mein

    $50

  • Gary Ewart

     

  • Johanna Boyers

    $25

  • Bunty Meikle

    $25

  • Jessica Toth

    $100

  • Norma and Stuart Shelton and Family

    $25

  • Linda Lewis

    $250

  • Susan Loney

    $100

  • Melanie McDowell

    $25

  • Lindsey & Brian Kautz

    $50

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17% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $27,006 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Carl Moe DC

Amount Raised

$3,850

 

39% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Gail Shurlow

Amount Raised

$3,690

 

105% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Deborah Zimmermann

Amount Raised

$2,520

 

72% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Karen Milek

Amount Raised

$2,115

 

60% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Meggy Swartz

Amount Raised

$1,715

 

17% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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JDCSTRONG James Del Carpio

Amount Raised

$1,670

 

48% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Nicole Ledesma

Amount Raised

$1,625

 

46% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Lindsay Morrison

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

43% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Lindsey & Brian Kautz

Lindsey & Brian Kautz

DONATION: $50

You are impressive! What an inspiration. Keep on keeping on. We wish we could donate a million to this incredibly worthy cause. All our love. So proud of you! xo 5 days ago

Melanie McDowell

Melanie McDowell

DONATION: $25

7 days ago

Susan Loney

Susan Loney

DONATION: $100

I know you'll kick butt! I'm proud of you!! 7 days ago

Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis

DONATION: $250

3 weeks ago

Norma and Stuart Shelton and Family

Norma and Stuart Shelton and Family

DONATION: $25

3 weeks ago

Jessica Toth

Jessica Toth

DONATION: $100

Always supporting you and this fight! Sending love! 3 weeks ago

Bunty Meikle

Bunty Meikle

DONATION: $25

Fond memories of you all Meggie. 4 weeks ago

Johanna Boyers

Johanna Boyers

DONATION: $25

Happy to help, Meggy! I'm so glad we reconnected! 4 weeks ago

Gary Ewart

Gary Ewart

4 weeks ago

Kristin Mein

Kristin Mein

DONATION: $50

4 weeks ago