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Kel's 2013 Boston Marathon Run

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BENEFITING: Greater Boston Chapter of NSCIA

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Mileage Tracker: 270

Kelly Spellman

THE STORY:

On April 15, 2013 I'm going to run the Boston Marathon, again in support of the Greater Boston Chapter (GBC) of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

As you probably know if you've talked to me at all in the past few years, spinal cord injury rehabilitation is something that I feel very passionately about.  Sustaining a spinal cord injury is a devastating experience, both for the individual and for their family; but with adequate supports and resources, it is certainly possible to move forward and lead a full and productive life.  

The GBC is an organization that provides these necessary supports, allowing people with spinal cord injuries and their families to get beyond crisis mode and back to living.  They provide peer mentorship to those in the hospital, organize community support groups,  advocate within the community for people with disabilities, and provide necessary resources such as durable medical equipment and adapted vehichles to those in need.

This past year, the GBC donated an adapted vehichle to a young father of three, which allowed him to get himself to and from his therapies and drive his kids to their school and sports games.  In addition, the GBC provided two individuals (the two guys pictured on the left -- also two of my favorite people in the world), with scholarships to attend a life-changing rehabilitation camp called Empower SCI, whose primary aim is to empower those with spinal cord injuries to lead more happy, independent and meaningful lives.  I also happened to be working at that camp, and was able to wittness first-hand the difference that the GBC was able to make in these individual's lives.

Please join me in helping the GBC continue their work in bettering the lives of those with spinal cord injuries.  

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To This Fundraiser

$3,310

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sara S

    $15

  • Damien Jen and Caroline

    $50

  • David and Mary

    $250

  • Baby Henry

    $100

  • Mary

    $20

  • Tyler

    $25

  • Shana Weaver

    $50

  • UF & AP

    $100

  • Sara Paddock

    $25

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  • Susanna

     

  • Liz Lima

    $30

  • Beth

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Karah Lajeunesse

    $20

  • Andrea

    $25

  • Carol Spellman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Kim LeBlanc

    $40

  • Joyce Longmire

    $25

  • Caroline & Michael Ampe

    $50

  • Ma and Pa

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $424

  • Erin and Matt Walsh

    $10

  • Kristen Cook

     

  • Karen and Andy

    $26

  • Tricia

    $25

  • KC Craig

    $30

  • Brendan Amedio

    $25

  • Empower Love

    $50

  • Melissa

    $25

  • Magda

    $25

  • Jess

    $50

  • Parker Weisbach

    $25

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110% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,310 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kelly Spellman

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Donor Comments

Parker Weisbach

Parker Weisbach

DONATION: $25

Way to go Kelly!!! 4 years ago

Jess

Jess

DONATION: $50

I will be thinking about you tomorrow kel! You will do amazing. Thank you for all you do for the SCI population and for Empower SCI! Much empower love! 4 years ago

Magda

Magda

DONATION: $25

Go Kelly !! 4 years ago

Melissa

Melissa

DONATION: $25

run like the wind! 4 years ago

Empower Love

Empower Love

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Brendan Amedio

Brendan Amedio

DONATION: $25

Good luck Kelly! 4 years ago

KC Craig

KC Craig

DONATION: $30

Go Kelly 4 years ago

Tricia

Tricia

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Karen and Andy

Karen and Andy

DONATION: $26

Go Kelly!!! We are very proud! 4 years ago

Kristen Cook

Kristen Cook

4 years ago