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Kelsey B for CCFA and Arthritis Foundation

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Kelsey Beckford via Crowdrise
February 26, 2012

Thx William J. Dowdy Foundation for helping me to raise funds for CCFA & Arthritis Foundation. Thx for visiting even if you can't donate.  See more

BENEFITING: WILLIAM J DOWDY FOUNDATION INC

EVENT DATE: Mar 01, 2012

Kelsey Beckford

THE STORY:

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCFA) and Arthritis Foundation via the William J. Dowdy Foundation.  The William J. Dowdy Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to empowering youth. Therefore, they have agreed to support my aspirations by raising awareness within the African-American communities by providing the donations to both charities on my behalf to promote awareness of the illnesses, and it affects to local pediatricians via information pamphlets.

As most of you know, two weeks before my 13th birthday I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, and 6 months later I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The journey for me has been a very long road back to feeling healthy, happy and understanding how to deal with my conditions. My life has been altered, but my will to survive and thrive in life has not been altered at all.


As eloquently stated by one of my doctor’s; “Kelsey is quite simply the bravest and most determined young person I know. Her illness has had an exceedingly complex course that has led her through numerous medication trials and several severe adverse side effects, most significantly the avascular necrosis and arthritis that currently limit range of motion in her knees and hips and can only be well addressed by total knee and hip replacements when she finishes growing. Despite this, I have never known Kelsey to experience self-pity or to let anything dissuade her from her determination and convictions. She faces every challenge with a “can do” attitude that would be remarkable in an individual several times her age”.

Now I’m about to turn 16, and what an exciting age to be. Sweet Sixteen is that age where every young girl wants to become “Queen for the day”. With that said, I decided to use my royal status, and raise funds for CCFA and the Arthritis Foundation. I want to be an example for others to show that “a can do” attitude is all someone needs to overcome all the difficulties I have faced over the past three years. I feel that if a person has a wonderful support system you can overcome any obstacles in your life.

I am thankful for the William J. Dowdy Foundation for supporting me, and my efforts to raise awareness in the African-American community about Crohn’s disease and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,166

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kelsey Beckford

    $16

  • Debbie Kling

    $100

  • Debbie Kling

    $100

  • Savannah Chauvet & Diane Reid

    $50

  • The Glen-Rayners

    $160

  • Sarah Shrager Lusman

    $50

  • Anthony Noble

    $50

  • the Ascher/Ellis family

    $100

  • Will Norris

    $50

  • Caroline and Kerfe

    $50

  • Camisha Fogle

    $10

  • Jared Dixon

    $10

  • Jamal Mallory-McCree

    $30

  • Jasmine Carmichael

    $20

  • Carlisa Delpeche

    $90

  • Catherine Noble & Stanley Noble

    $25

  • Michelle Peters

    $30

  • Tracy White

    $100

  • Marco Castillo

    $50

  • Debora Grant

     

  • Glenn Quentin

    $25

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7% Raised of $16,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,166 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kelsey Beckford

Amount Raised

$966

 

6% Raised of $16,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Debbie Kling

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

Glenn Quentin

Glenn Quentin

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Debora Grant

Debora Grant

May God Bless You and Your Family. 5 years ago

Marco Castillo

Marco Castillo

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Tracy White

Tracy White

DONATION: $100

Good luck sweetie! Love you 5 years ago

Michelle Peters

Michelle Peters

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Catherine Noble & Stanley Noble

Catherine Noble & Stanley Noble

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Carlisa Delpeche

Carlisa Delpeche

DONATION: $90

Hope this helps you!! 5 years ago

Jasmine Carmichael

Jasmine Carmichael

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Jamal Mallory-McCree

Jamal Mallory-McCree

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Jared Dixon

Jared Dixon

DONATION: $10

This humble donation has been made in tribute to an amazingly talented, and resilient young woman who is going to make a difference in the world. 5 years ago