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Alyssa Shea's Fundraiser:

James Blake Foundation NYC Marathon 2016

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Alyssa Shea

THE STORY:

I was diagnosed in the fall of 2011 at the age of 25 with stage II GIST cancer within my small intestines. After a 10 mile run, while training for a half marathon, I began to have terrible pain in my right side. A week after testing, I was told the mass blocking my gallbladder was malignant. A rare type of cancer called Gasteointestinal Stromal Tumor Cancer (GIST), only treatable with surgery and two types of oral chemotherapy. 

In September of 2013 I officially became near-complete remission, however 2 years later the cancer recurred. Local recurrence for this type of cancer is as little as 4%. I completed trials of Radio-Frequency ablation (RFA) and chemotherapy pills, as well as numerous blood transfusions. Currently I am AGAIN in COMPLETE REMISSION. I continue with blood work, scans/ultrasounds every 3 months to check on the progress, and a low dose of chemotherapy pills. 

Although I am considered in remission, I continue to fight this battle. For me running saved my life and I am looking forward to training and running in the NYC marathon, while helping the James Blake Foundation. This foundation is to heighten public awareness for early detection and raise critical funds to support the work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. James Blake is a former world-class tennis player who lost his father to cancer.

Please join me in supporting this important cause by donating to the James Blake Foundation. Remember any amount counts towards the fight against cancer.

Thanks <3>

Alyssa

$3,185

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kevin Lyons

    $50

  • Jaclyn Gerard

    $25

  • Nicole and Tony

    $100

  • Leesa and Bill Powers

    $25

  • The Crisp's

    $25

  • Blake Schneiderman

    $25

  • Scott & Mary Grace Gallagher

    $50

  • Susie and Bob Schulte

    $50

  • Beth & Mike Zalackas

    $25

  • Jim and Kathie Maiorano

    $50

  • Rebecca and Herb Sobotkin

     

  • The Zambelas Family

     

  • Meredith Smith

    $25

  • Jeff & Lucille

    $50

  • Mom & Dad

    $250

  • Joss and Norrie

    $100

  • Erin Ashley

    $50

  • Jennifer and Andrew Carpentier

    $75

  • Randi and Jimmy Froehlich

    $25

  • Morgan Froehlich

    $50

  • chris and sarah

    $100

  • Emily

    $100

  • Ethan, Jess, Temperance and Grayson

     

  • Family and Friends

    $1,660

  • The Kushnir Family

    $25

  • Maureen Smith

    $50

  • Eileen Schnepf

    $25

  • Kerry Mitchum

     

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106% Raised of$3,000 Goal

The Team: $69,205 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mark Arrowsmith

Amount Raised

$6,560

 

131% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Christopher Pope

Amount Raised

$5,950

 

119% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Tara and Rustin Banks

Amount Raised

$4,150

 

138% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Rachel Lafranconi

Amount Raised

$3,726

 

124% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Meg Hourihan

Amount Raised

$3,640

 

121% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Aimee Crant-Oksa

Amount Raised

$3,212

 

107% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Hannah Taylor-Noren

Amount Raised

$3,210

 

107% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Ellie Cosby

Amount Raised

$3,205

 

107% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kerry Mitchum

Kerry Mitchum

You are an inspiration! Sending prayers and well-wishes. 2 years ago

Eileen Schnepf

Eileen Schnepf

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Maureen Smith

Maureen Smith

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Alyssa! Keep running... 2 years ago

The Kushnir Family

The Kushnir Family

DONATION: $25

You go girl!! 2 years ago

Family and Friends

Family and Friends

DONATION: $1,660

Thanks to all who donated at our fundraiser ! Good luck Alyssa, kick butt ! We Love You !!!!!! 2 years ago

Ethan, Jess, Temperance and Grayson

Ethan, Jess, Temperance and Grayson

2 years ago

Emily

Emily

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

chris and sarah

chris and sarah

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Morgan Froehlich

Morgan Froehlich

DONATION: $50

Way to go Alyssa! <3 2 years ago

Randi and Jimmy Froehlich

Randi and Jimmy Froehlich

DONATION: $25

2 years ago