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America Against Malaria

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Tina Boogren via Crowdrise
September 20, 2010

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THE STORY:

I am running for my beautiful friend Dawn...

Dawn's Story
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Dawn has a passion for traveling and Africa was a place she had always wanted to visit. Dawn chose not to take malaria prophylactic medication and unfortunately was bitten by an infected mosquito while in Ghana.


Dawn returned to Chicago approximately ten days after being bitten in Ghana, Africa and began feeling very tired and looking pale, thinking she was just suffering from jet-lag. The next day Dawn returned to work at Childrens Memorial Hospital and left early because she was feeling weak, nauseated and complaining of headache.


Later that evening Dawn developed fever and chills that continued until early morning. Dawn very concerned went directly to the emergency room that morning when she woke, where she was diagnosed with the most deadly strand of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum.
The last thing Dawn remembers before slipping into unconsciousness was telling her mother that she felt like she could not breathe.

While in the ICU Dawn developed further complications from septic shock, had limited circulation to her extremities, and as a result underwent surgery requiring amputation of her limbs just below the elbows and knees.


Dawn realized she was a quadruple amputee approximately one month later when she came back to consciousness, and felt extremely devastated about her limb loss.

Fortunately, Dawn has a large support system consisting of family, friends, colleagues and medical staff, and through many tears and emotions has learned to cope with the struggles of limb loss.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tina Boogren

    $100

  • Erin Jagels

    $25

  • Olivia Bradley

    $10

  • Shannan Kurz

    $25

  • Jessi Wisdom

    $10

  • Jen S

    $20

  • Michelle Grissom

    $20

  • Sarah Greene

    $50

  • Arthur Stine

    $100

  • Robin Carey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Shawn Cummings

    $25

  • Tammy Heflebower

    $50

  • Bob & Diane

    $100

  • audette miller

    $25

  • Eric Boogren

    $200

  • Jim Cavan

    $25

  • The Thompsons

    $25

  • Nikki Groeschner

    $20

  • Amy Sellers

    $10

  • Shawn, Melissa, Syd & Maggie Thomas

    $25

  • Mary D

    $10

  • Katherine Schmerzler

    $25

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105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Katherine Schmerzler

Katherine Schmerzler

DONATION: $25

I need the KARMA! 6 years ago

Mary D

Mary D

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Shawn, Melissa, Syd & Maggie Thomas

Shawn, Melissa, Syd & Maggie Thomas

DONATION: $25

Tina - you are amazing! 6 years ago

Amy Sellers

Amy Sellers

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Nikki Groeschner

Nikki Groeschner

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

The Thompsons

The Thompsons

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Jim Cavan

Jim Cavan

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Eric Boogren

Eric Boogren

DONATION: $200

I'd much rather donate than run 26 miles!! Here's to my amazing wife and our even more amazing friend Dawn. 6 years ago

audette miller

audette miller

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Bob & Diane

Bob & Diane

DONATION: $100

Cheers !!!! 6 years ago