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Amanda Woerman's Fundraiser:

IRONMAN Arizona 2017

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BENEFITING: International Refugee Assistance Project

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: Your Journey Your Cause 2017

Amanda Woerman

THE STORY:

When I registered for Ironman Arizona 2017, I knew I wanted to raise money for an organization. When the Muslim travel ban was announced, I immediately knew I wanted to raise money for the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). Providing aid to refugees has long been something I have cared about, and after seeing how much the Muslim ban affected close friends, raising oney for IRAP felt like a productive way to fight back.


Fast forward to April 17, and two weeks after I set a PR at Oceanside 70.3, I was told I could never run again. I had a disc herniation in my lower back that was dangerously close to causing severe neurological damage. After two steroid injections, hours of physical therapy, Pilates, massage therapy, and chiropractic adjustments, it was clear that the only path forward was surgery. On July 12, I was admitted to the emergency room and scheduled for emergency surgery on July 13. Standing for X-rays was almost unbearable, and I could not walk from my hospital bed to the bathroom without assistance in the pre-op area. Two hours later, I woke up from surgery pain-free and able to walk again.


Seven weeks after surgery I carefully started working out and training again. With constant care from my surgical team, physical therapists, and a massage therapist, I have worked closely with my coach to rebuild my strength and prepare for Ironman Arizona. Just 18 weeks after being admitted to the hospital, I will attempt to conquer a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run in less than 17 hours.


While my story is one filled with perseverence and reliency, I am often reminded that what I have experienced is nothing compared to the challenges that face the countless refugees around the world. I did not flee my home due to religious persecution, civil war, or terrorism. I have not traveled long distances seeking asylum in a new country. But hopefully, with your help, I can help provide legal assistance to people who have had those experiences by donating to IRAP.


Thank you for your support.

 

$800

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Susan Berg

    $100

  • Aalya G.

     

  • Danielle

     

  • Ellen Sullivan

    $25

  • Melodie Woerman

    $250

  • Lillian Linz Mason

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kathleen Dow

    $25

  • Ngoc-Han Ha

    $25

  • Emily Dow

     

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80% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $5,371 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Koh

Amount Raised

$2,461

Fundraiser Title

Julie Sabin

Amount Raised

$1,610

 

107% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Woerman

Amount Raised

$800

 

80% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Archana Yasas

Amount Raised

$250

 

13% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joe Long

Amount Raised

$225

Fundraiser Title

Elisha Kekacs

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Nick McWherter

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Emily Dow

Emily Dow

8 months ago

Ngoc-Han Ha

Ngoc-Han Ha

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Kathleen Dow

Kathleen Dow

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Lillian Linz Mason

Lillian Linz Mason

DONATION: $75

9 months ago

Melodie Woerman

Melodie Woerman

DONATION: $250

9 months ago

Ellen Sullivan

Ellen Sullivan

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Danielle

Danielle

Cheering for you, always!!! 10 months ago

Aalya G.

Aalya G.

Way to go! 1 year ago

Susan Berg

Susan Berg

DONATION: $100

1 year ago