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Ryan Heisler's Fundraiser:

IRONMAN Lake Placid 2017

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We did it - THANK YOU!
July 12, 2017

Wow. When we undertook this project months and months ago, we had no idea how we would ever get to $10,000. It took an awful lot of hard work  See more

BENEFITING: Adirondack Medical Center

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: Your Journey Your Cause 2017

Ryan Heisler

THE STORY:

Why I'm Racing in 2017:

The last time I tried to race an iron-distance event ended disastrously. I fractured three vertebrae in my thoracic spine, had a severe concussion, and eventually was treated for whiplash in a massive bike wreck in 2014.

I began my recovery, got back to racing, and was looking forward to what I could do going forward in 2015. Then something more devastating happened.

My son, Owen, was born. And he was tremendously sick despite being full-term. We got 24 hours and 15 minutes with him as a human baby. We wanted to be able to take him everywhere, but we couldn't spread his ashes everywhere as I had originally hoped. Enter #OwenOtter. Owen Otter is an embodiment of Owen, our way of honoring him and keeping him present through our lives.

I have been trying to find ways to help families in any situation similar to mine. And because the High Peaks region is so special to me and my family, I've decided to race to fundraise $10,000 for the Adirondack Medical Center's New Life unit at Saranac Lake.

Due to current resources, little ones in a similar state to Owen would need to be life-flighted to either Albany or Burlington, VT to receive critical care. I want to help make sure that, at least, families can take comfort in some type of security in the High Peaks region. Although the amount we fundraise is a but a fraction of the funds necessary for even one-night in the hospital for a critically ill infant, I hope that it is the start of something greater.

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$11,817

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ulrika, Jeff & Aspen Franklin

    $15

  • Ally Feldman

    $15

  • Allison, Robbie & Hayden Bruce

     

  • Liz Whiston-Dean

    $25

  • Jessica, Chris and Hank

    $20

  • Elizabeth Smith

    $25

  • Brittany phillips

    $30

  • Carey Wallace

    $50

  • Jen W.

     

  • Andrea Carpenter

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Stephanie McClinton

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shelley Stanko

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Oiselle Voleè Missouri

    $10

  • Linna

     

  • Cecilia Jones

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jes Taylor

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Beth O'Neall

    $10

  • Katie Ortkiese

    $10

  • Lauren Kaluta

     

  • Tara Caudle

     

  • Natalie Brahm

    $10

  • Kimberly Van Rees

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kellie Hurd

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Melissa Mohlman

    $10

  • Erica DeFrancesco

    $50

  • Katie McLinn

     

  • Michelle Baratta

     

  • Jen Mathe

    $25

  • Lisa Alcorn

    $10

  • Veda Miner

     

  • MaryJo Rosso

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Maureen Burns

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Maria

    $50

  • Retro Run 5K

    $747.73

  • Kylen Heisler

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tom &Terry Heisler

     

  • Kathleen & Hunter Boni. Run 169 Society

    $313

  • Maureen and Bernie Gillis

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jamie

    $25

  • Aysha Mirza

    $50

  • Friends of Owen Otter (Shirt & Hat Sales)

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Fe Amarante

    $25

  • Helen Henrichs

    $10

  • Courtney Carter

    $50

  • Jessica H.

    $25

  • Christine

    $25

  • Ashley Cossairt

     

  • Pat Fellows

     

  • Emily Gianquinto

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rose Asrican

     

  • Todd & Cathy Busha

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jackie King-Papadopoulos

     

  • Treesha

    $200

  • Krista Elston

    $10

  • Melissa Slagle

    $25

  • Alicia Amaro

    $25

  • Aimee S

    $10

  • Katelyn Temple

    $10

  • Steele Byrum

    $50

  • Stacey Miller

    $100

  • Kristen ER

    $15

  • Adam Osmond

    $10

  • R. Hansen

    $25

  • MiniBeastling

    $25

  • Tobias Eckert

    $25

  • Sami and Jessica

    $121

  • Crystal Richards

     

  • Kim Sass

     

  • Bruno pasqualucci

    $25

  • Hugh & Nancy Murray

    $25

  • Samantha Ruggeri

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • McCarter & English LE Practice Group

    $250

  • Kim Wantek

    $50

  • Shaun Gallagher- UnitedHealth Matching Donation

    $100

  • Caitlin Kovalkoski

    $10

  • Marlene Deem

    $10

  • Shannon Hunter

     

  • United Technologies Matching Gift: Christopher Eckett

    $50

  • Your friends at the IM Foundation

    $140.60

  • Oiselle volée

    $10

  • Benevity Match- Anonymous

    $991

  • Anonymous

    $10

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118% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $49,042 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Heisler

Amount Raised

$11,817

 

118% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Natasha Wieschenberg

Amount Raised

$11,565

 

116% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc Fernandez

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anthony Crasa

Amount Raised

$4,469

 

60% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Thomas McGwire

Amount Raised

$4,153

 

128% Raised of $3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Thomas McGwire

Amount Raised

$3,260

 

100% Raised of $3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nickie O'Rourke

Amount Raised

$2,415

 

97% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Bowman

Amount Raised

$1,895

 

63% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 months ago

Benevity Match- Anonymous

Benevity Match- Anonymous

DONATION: $991

3 months ago

Oiselle volée

Oiselle volée

DONATION: $10

3 months ago

Your friends at the IM Foundation

Your friends at the IM Foundation

DONATION: $140.60

3 months ago

United Technologies Matching Gift: Christopher Eckett

United Technologies Matching Gift: Christopher Eckett

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Shannon Hunter

Shannon Hunter

4 months ago

Marlene Deem

Marlene Deem

DONATION: $10

4 months ago

Caitlin Kovalkoski

Caitlin Kovalkoski

DONATION: $10

4 months ago

Shaun Gallagher- UnitedHealth Matching Donation

Shaun Gallagher- UnitedHealth Matching Donation

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Kim Wantek

Kim Wantek

DONATION: $50

4 months ago