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Emily Frushour's Fundraiser:

Kids with Epilepsy Need Camp

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GOAL REACHED!!!
June 07, 2016

Woohoo!!! Thank you for all your donations - how exciting to have raised $2500 for Camp Discovery in just a few short weeks! I am amazed at the  See more
Emily Frushour

THE STORY:

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan wrote -

All kids need a place where they can "just be kids". This is even more so the case for a young person with epilepsy. For a lot of children with epilepsy, each day holds uncertainty, limitations, and fear. That is why we developed Camp Discovery. We wanted to create a safe place where kids can enjoy the full camp experience: swimming, rock-climbing, horse-back riding, archery and more. Camp Discovery changes lives.

Epilepsy is a spectrum disorder. Some children with epilepsy suffer from frequent seizures, medication side effects, cognitive difficulties, depression, anxiety, social stigma and isolation, and other physical or neurological disabilities. Others may have full seizure control but still worry about stigma or the possibility of a seizure. Camp Discovery offers a safe camping experience that promotes healthy behaviors, builds self-esteem, develops social skills and independence, and allows campers to discover their own abilities.

However, as you can imagine, this is a very costly endeavor.

Camp Discovery is a five day/four night camp experience specifically designed for children ages 8-17 who have epilepsy. With 24-hour medical staffing (including a pediatric neurologist and epilepsy nurse specialist), a camp staff that is fully trained in seizure recognition and first aid, and a high staff-to-camper ratio, Camp Discovery offers an exceptional level of safety, experience, and responsiveness. This allows us to accommodate the entire spectrum of epilepsy.

This is why we need your support. Each year we apply for grants to help cover the average total cost of about $70,000, and each year we come up short. That is why we are turning to you! It has always been our goal to offer this experience regardless of a camper's ability to pay. Your support will allow us to provide substantial financial assistance to families who cannot afford the full camp fee. More funding = More campers.

In return for your support, we will send you a picture of our 2016 Camp Discovery Campers. With your support, we feel we can reach our goal of sending at least 70 kids to camp. When we send you the picture, please use their smiling faces as a reminder of the young people with epilepsy whose lives you’ve changed…children who will never again feel alone.

$2,525

MONEY RAISED
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  • John & Marykay Kidle

     

  • Joe & Becky Frushour

     

  • Margo Kidle

     

  • The kahls

     

  • Starmer family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brooke Sawyer

     

  • Tony & Maggie Olds

     

  • Greg & Angela Brya

     

  • The Roragens

     

  • McIntosh Family

     

  • The Preston Family

     

  • Mountain family

     

  • John and Claire Dahl

     

  • Andrea (Chapelle), Rick and Tabitha Levy

     

  • The Sambuchi family

     

  • The Aeschliman Family

     

  • Andi Osters & Halie Kerver

     

  • Van Antwerp family

     

  • The Ways

     

  • Evelyn & Jack Kidle

     

  • Max Frushour

     

  • The Shannon Barr Family

     

  • The Goerge Family

     

  • Your GOTR team

     

  • Wirkner Family

     

  • Jodi, Peter and Ella W

     

  • Waterson's class in honor of Thomas

     

  • Eric & Aimee Trinoskey

     

  • the Van Tighem crew

     

  • Melanie and Jason Salmon

     

  • Jessa, Abby and Belle

     

  • The Gurley Family

     

  • Chris, Sarah, Sydney, and Aubrey Peterson

     

  • McFadden famiky

     

  • The Ricks family- with our GOTR team!

     

  • Pam Danely Hedge

     

  • Sean & Missy Dameron

     

  • Charlie & Nancy Trinoskey

     

  • Mattie and Melinda Grubich

     

  • Stephanie Lewandowski

     

  • Dickens Family

     

  • Lindsey and Scott Engelsman

     

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101% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $5,135 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Emily Frushour

Amount Raised

$2,525

 

101% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

Amount Raised

$1,560

 

5% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kim Roy Stone

Amount Raised

$1,050

Donor Comments

Lindsey and Scott Engelsman

Lindsey and Scott Engelsman

GO EMILY!!! 1 year ago

Dickens Family

Dickens Family

You got this!! ð 1 year ago

Stephanie Lewandowski

Stephanie Lewandowski

1 year ago

Mattie and Melinda Grubich

Mattie and Melinda Grubich

1 year ago

Pam Danely Hedge

Pam Danely Hedge

1 year ago

The Ricks family- with our GOTR team!

The Ricks family- with our GOTR team!

You are inspiring & a great role model for our girls. â 1 year ago

McFadden famiky

McFadden famiky

Emily Frushour 1 year ago

Chris, Sarah, Sydney, and Aubrey Peterson

Chris, Sarah, Sydney, and Aubrey Peterson

1 year ago