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IRONMAN Louisville 2017

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BENEFITING: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: Your Journey Your Cause 2017

Brad Ellis

THE STORY:

I met Devan, my girlfriend’s nephew, at her sister’s house about a year and half ago. A bright little boy with as much energy as you could imagine! All smiles and a big heart, he hugged and welcomed me into his home as did his parents.

Prior to arriving, Rajul had told me that Devan was fighting a fatal disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Rajul filled me in on the disease and what I could expect during our visit. Devan had just turned 4 and was already taking steroids to help combat the muscle loss from the disease. The side effects made him extremely hyper and prone to mood swings.

After that first visit, I started to read up on the disease and found that the typical lifespan is mid to late 20’s. While I was reading up on Duchenne, I was spending more and more time with Rajul’s sister’s family. And all the while, this little guy was showing me how big of a heart he had, and he was capturing my heart in the process.

Now, I have to say that I am the luckiest person I know, as I have three healthy and beautiful children of my own. That being said, I knew I wanted to help Devan however I could. His parents were already doing everything they could and the rest of the family was helping as much as they could. 


This is when I had the idea to raise awareness through my Ironman racing. This is a huge challenge for anyone...but pales in comparison to the everyday challenge that Devan faces. I only need to endure something for a day. He does it everyday, all day.

Now, I know we all get bombarded everyday for this charity or that and that we have already given here or there. But I am just asking, even if it’s just a dollar, please help me raise the money to help me reach my goal. It’s not for me, but for Devan...because a world without this little bright ray of sunshine would be a world missing a beautifully innocent soul. We, and I speak for all of us, need to help rid this world of such a terrible disease.

Thank you in advance.

Yours truly,

Brad

 

 

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$125

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    $25

  • Kirk Modglin

    $50

  • The Littlefields

    $50

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1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $4,180 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Matthew Miller

Amount Raised

$2,605

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Katie Spotz

Amount Raised

$880

 

63% Raised of $1,406 Goal

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Ryan Hypke

Amount Raised

$470

 

33% Raised of $1,406 Goal

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Brad Ellis

Amount Raised

$125

 

1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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David Wilson

Amount Raised

$100

 

7% Raised of $1,406 Goal

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THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

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$0

Donor Comments

The Littlefields

The Littlefields

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Kirk Modglin

Kirk Modglin

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 months ago