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IRONMAN North Carolina 2016

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5 days and counting
October 17, 2016

It's Monday and its race week....bike is prepped and will be getting dropped off tonight.  Gear bags are packed and I am just awaiting my running  See more

BENEFITING: Texas Children's Hospital

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: Your Journey Your Cause 2016

Matthew DeAsis

THE STORY:

In 2 weeks on Oct 22 at 7am I will be one of 3000 competitors racing Ironman North Carolina.  I am racing on behalf of Texas Children's Hospital and the families who call the hospital home.  I am raising money for the Hospital's PROMISE campaign to bring about North Houston's newest dedicated pediatric hospital as well as help fund CHD (Congenital Heart Defects) research since very little is dedicated to answering the question of that eludes so many.   I believe holidays and milestones should be celebrated at home....not at the cemetary. 

Over the past 2 years I have followed the stories of several children born with a congenital heart defect (CHD).  I have meet some amazing people and their children who fight their own internal Ironman each day.  At the stroke of midnight, whatever the result I will head home.  At the stroke of midnight for these children and their families, it is just another day hoping and praying.  They say the Ironman is the hardest thing one will do....that is a misnomer, the Ironman is challenging.  What I have seen these families do, going to the hospital day in and day out, 7 days a week from sun up to sun down is hard. 

Come race day, I will ride my outfitted bike that has 20 names lining the top tube.  These 20 are all little ones who passed away...many waiting for a heart transplant or an answer that never came.  My equipment is 1% super bike, 99% memorial to those called home.  Come Oct 22, the day is not about 140.6 miles but the 1 out of 100 born with CHD and the countless number who will not see their 2nd birthday. 

This race is dedicated to those little ones who didn't come home and the those who did get to go home but did not get to stay.  I have opened this fundraiser as a challenge to myself to raise as much in two weeks as some who raise in 6 months.  If anything, I hope that whoever reads this and researches CHD will become more aware and educated about its affects on those who didn't know about it till they became a part of the CHD family. 

Thank-you for stopping and reading my story. 

Matt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,420

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Gail Wynn

    $50

  • Mom and Dad Carazza

     

  • Sam Thomas

    $25

  • Kim Hill

    $50

  • Jennifer Guerra

    $50

  • Kevin Go

     

  • Jamie Twedt

    $50

  • Sarah Nguyen

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mark Lazar

    $75

  • Noemi Melendres-Wozny

    $50

  • Team Chavez

    $100

  • The Verant Clan

    $50

  • Jenny Briganti

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dan Jeffris

    $50

  • Alicia and Claro Deasis

    $25

  • GREG MELENDRES

    $25

  • Joseph Wozny

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • bruce zelony

    $25

  • Kimberly Hathaway

    $50

  • Jackie & Mike Kuhl

    $50

  • Lauren Williams

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Denise Stiles

    $50

  • Jerry Flanagan

    $25

  • John Brust

    $50

  • Joseph Bradfield

    $100

  • James Duff

    $25

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28% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $7,480 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca Moxey

Amount Raised

$2,350

 

47% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Tri Sobriety

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

100% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew DeAsis

Amount Raised

$1,420

 

28% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steven Ray

Amount Raised

$900

 

180% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Scheidt

Amount Raised

$710

 

50% Raised of $1,406 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Palmer

Amount Raised

$550

 

37% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Daly

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

Brandon West

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

James Duff

James Duff

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Joseph Bradfield

Joseph Bradfield

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

John Brust

John Brust

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Jerry Flanagan

Jerry Flanagan

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Denise Stiles

Denise Stiles

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Lauren Williams

Lauren Williams

In memory of Luke Haberman 1 year ago

Jackie & Mike Kuhl

Jackie & Mike Kuhl

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Kimberly Hathaway

Kimberly Hathaway

DONATION: $50

For all the hard work Matt gives to the world 1 year ago

bruce zelony

bruce zelony

DONATION: $25

1 year ago