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InteliSecure Business Development Team - Colfax Marathon

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THE STORY:

First off, thank you to my Team for not only volunteering to run the relay, but supporting a cause that is so close to my heart.  I don't remember life without my big sister, although I'm sure she'd like to remember parts of childhood without her annoying, nagging, little sister.  But that also means I don't remember life without diabetes.  My sister, Laura, was diagnosed with Type I, Juvenile Diabetes at the age of 5.  With zero family history, or no pre-determined causes or factors, it became a part of her life at a very young age.   Not only is she the kindest person I know, battling this disease her entire life, but the courage she showed, growing up, losing friends close to her at a young age, being a childhood advocate, volunteering at camps and spreading awareness, showed me that she is one of the most brave, enduring this lifelong challenge.  Having diabetes as a child means hospital stays, daily blood testing, insulin shots, and not being able to enjoy some of the simple pleasures of being a kid.  But that's never held her back from living her life, and I truly admire her determination against the disease.  However, in January of 2016 she was diagnosed with end stage renal failure.  She is now on daily at-home dialysis, and is on the hunt for a new kidney.  She is one of the lucky ones (I use the term "lucky" loosely, as nobody is lucky if they suffer from diabetes).  Many children diagnosed at such an early age unfortunately don't make it to 38, and that's the sad hard truth.  She's lucky to have lived the life she has –albeit so young to be going through the daily struggles of dialysis treatment, extended hospital stays, surgeries, and transplant options.  Just like cancer, diabetes can kill those whom have the disease.  The hard sad truth is thinking about a world losing my fun, caring, charismatic sister too soon.  It's my hope and mission to find her a kidney, and help raise awareness for those of all ages that battle the disease each day. Team Ok GREEAAAT! (inside joke) is running for my sister, Laura Anderson, and the millions effected by diabetes.  Let's kick childhood diabetes ass one relay race at a time!

Runners -

  1. Melissa K. Smith & Alex Fulton
  2. Ryan Lee
  3. Aaron Taylor
  4. Jalena Penaligon
  5. Zander Schneider

Cheerleaders -

  1. Julia Mack
  2. Anderson Lane

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To This Fundraiser

$550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Caitlin Lee

     

  • Meg Cowden

    $100

  • Ryan

     

  • Laura anderson

    $50

  • Rachel Anderson

    $25

  • Kathy Davis

    $25

  • Mike and Joyce Yates

    $50

  • Mike and Sharyl Gardner

    $100

  • Pat and Bob Miles

    $25

  • Robert and Karen Anderson

    $100

  • Tina and Barry Roland

    $25

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110% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $550 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Tina and Barry Roland

Tina and Barry Roland

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Robert and Karen Anderson

Robert and Karen Anderson

DONATION: $100

Love you Laura and Melissa 2 years ago

Pat and Bob Miles

Pat and Bob Miles

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Mike and Sharyl Gardner

Mike and Sharyl Gardner

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mike and Joyce Yates

Mike and Joyce Yates

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kathy Davis

Kathy Davis

DONATION: $25

Good luck with your teammates Melissa! 2 years ago

Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Laura anderson

Laura anderson

DONATION: $50

Thanks so much for all your efforts!!! You guys are awesome! 2 years ago

Ryan

Ryan

2 years ago

Meg Cowden

Meg Cowden

DONATION: $100

2 years ago