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Team Celia- Kellogg 5K for Kids

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BENEFITING: Childrens Oncology Services Inc

EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2014

Eric Snyder

THE STORY:

It was 2012 and I needed relief. After nearly a year of living with a medullablastoma diagnosis, I hoped to see any kid who was troubled by any kind of long-term illness and was doing okay. Whenever I went to the hospital, I would look for any kids in the waiting room who were my age. I had friends at school, but none of them really understood my situation, and I wasn’t very open about it anyway. The hospital and other organizations tried to set up childhood cancer groups, but it never worked out. I remember seeing a bald girl in a crowd at the zoo and getting very excited, but I never got to talk to her.

That summer, I was approaching my diagnosis anniversary and wasn’t sure how to feel about it. Then, I went to camp for a week, and suddenly things had changed. I now knew people like me who didn’t care that I was different or that I had to use a wheelchair sometimes. I met people who I had everything in common with. I made some friends who really understood me.

Those friendships were great for starting off, but later I went to Brain Tumor Family Camp in July and Dude Ranch Camp in October. There, I finally found people who I could not only connect with, but bond with as well. I now have three good friends from camp who I communicate with regularly. A funny and cool thing is that one of them is someone who I had seen at the hospital but never had a chance to talk to. But after meeting him, we hit it off very fast and it only took a week before I considered him one of my best friends.
These are just some of the wonderful benefits that One Step has given to me. I hope that they can continue to do fantastic and inspiring things for many more patients and survivors and their families in years to come.

I am past treatment now, but I know that I will always be at home at One Step. It is the best place to meet and interact with other kids like me. =)

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$935

MONEY RAISED
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  • Eric Snyder

    $25

  • Stephanie Wang

     

  • Courtney Normand

    $50

  • Andrew Tibbetts

    $25

  • Lisa Victorius

    $50

  • Matt & Summer Rosenstock

    $25

  • Jessica B.

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Megan Lyons

    $20

  • Camilo Martinez

    $25

  • Alex

    $45

  • Nichole Gleason

    $25

  • Amy Larek

    $25

  • The Snyder Family

    $25

  • Jenn Robinson

    $25

  • Karen and Randy O'Hare

    $50

  • Abhishek Mitra

    $25

  • Mike Harris

    $25

  • Kevin Chao

    $25

  • Paul Donnelly

    $25

  • nacho naveiras

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Stephanie Wang

     

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The Team: $935 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Eric Snyder

Amount Raised

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89% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Stephanie Wang

Stephanie Wang

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

nacho naveiras

nacho naveiras

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Paul Donnelly

Paul Donnelly

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kevin Chao

Kevin Chao

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Mike Harris

Mike Harris

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Abhishek Mitra

Abhishek Mitra

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Karen and Randy O'Hare

Karen and Randy O'Hare

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Jenn Robinson

Jenn Robinson

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

The Snyder Family

The Snyder Family

DONATION: $25

3 years ago