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In Loving Memory of Kurtland Ma

Organized by: Ryan Chou

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THE STORY:

This fundraiser is in honor of Kurtland Ma. All proceeds will go to the Ma Family, whom will decide on how to best honor Kurtland.

On March 29, 2014 the world lost one of it's brightest rays of light. The adventurous, courageous, and inspiring life of Kurtland Ma was stolen away far too soon. Kurtland lived his life to the fullest; he didn’t approach situations with doubt but with confidence. Those that had the honor of knowing Kurt were taught that it was okay to fail, it was okay to dream, and it was always okay to do what made you happy.


He traveled the world and was able to easily make not just new friends but lifelong friends. His easy going nature, his spontaneous laugh, and his uplifting smile coupled with his accepting, kind, and understanding personality contributed to his ability to radiate people towards him. He engulfed those around him with his happy and free-spirited nature. He didn’t frown upon failures but looked upon them as learning lessons. Though, probably the most inspirational characteristic of Kurtland was his desire to surround those around him with happiness. His wisdom and worldly experience attributed him to becoming THE person to call when seeking advice. When he was asked upon for help, he didn’t step into a situation seeking personal gain or reasons on why he should help but rather with the outlook on how he could help to the best of his potential. Kurtland had this magical way about him- turning dreams into reality. Kurtland obtained his medical degree from Yale Medical School and spent his life helping and saving the lives of others. As an Emergency Medicine Doctor, Kurtland sought to remove his patients’ painful expressions to smiles that matched his own.

This fundraiser is to continue Kurtland’s impact on lives. It is to honor his nature of helping others, of being kinds to others, and turning a frown upside down.

$16,947

MONEY RAISED
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  • Eric Marcusson

     

  • Paul Gill

     

  • Aleksandra & Jacob Letts

     

  • Lesley Colgan

    $80

  • Patrick and Stephanie

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Pik

     

  • Tuan Nguyen, D.O.

    $100

  • Akira Cheng

     

  • Michael O'Brien

     

  • Patrick Wacker

     

  • Khiem Tang & David Harrison

     

  • Tamara Lazic

     

  • Ryan Maxwell and Chris Gallant

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ed McCabe

     

  • Mary Hannon

     

  • Sarah Vollbracht and Amy Bartolomeo

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Yale Water Polo

     

  • Lindsay McGuire

     

  • Jennifer Epley

     

  • Antonia Chen and Ming De Lin

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sean & Terry

    $20

  • Catherine Flesner

     

  • Garry O'Reilly

     

  • Eri Sato

     

  • Kaneedreck Adams

     

  • Doug Hausladen

     

  • Calvin Gautschi

     

  • Katie Cappello

     

  • Al and Donna Cappello

     

  • Billy Keyes

     

  • Jeff Sandberg & Elliott Mogul

     

  • Kevika Amar

     

  • Shamil Patel

     

  • Sarah and Luke Selby

     

  • Danny & Mike

     

  • Anne Koss-Leland, M.D.

     

  • Ismael and Gisel Cubero

     

  • Allan Quinn

    $200

  • Carla Klein

     

  • Tim and Jennifer Ryan

     

  • Lisa Chow

     

  • Fred and Judy Green

     

  • Pedro Ruiz

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ray Nelson

     

  • Jewel-Osco

     

  • Anna Swanson

     

  • Nicole and Anis Atallah

     

  • Dennis Wong

     

  • Jeff Zweiman

     

  • Joseph Poon

    $100

  • The Izzo Family

     

  • Bennett Choice

    $200

  • Margarita Finke

     

  • Amy & Naveen Kumar

     

  • Rachel Nyswander Thomas

     

  • Jon Kolbeck

     

  • The Pereira Family (Rena, Rochelle, & Nathan)

     

  • Roseanne Pereira

     

  • Chin Family (NY)

     

  • Andrew Park & Geoff Rawle

     

  • Christopher Oden

     

  • Philip and Tammy Buck

     

  • Andrea Peet

     

  • Alvin Luk

     

  • MJ

     

  • Mark and Keli Blankenship

     

  • Pulse Fitness Personal Training

    $100

  • Virag Shah & Banafsheh Siadat

     

  • Suzi Brayer

    $100

  • C Choy

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Peng

    $100

  • Aaron Byous (with Brandon Kinchen)

    $50

  • jason kang and grace yu

     

  • Kinchen Family

    $100

  • The Conde Layton Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John and Patty Zenor

    $1,000

  • Erica Hofman

     

  • Maria Tucker

     

  • Elaine Jacobs

    $100

  • Ronald H. Harten

     

  • Carrie Truitt

     

  • Kelly Richardson & Ariss Tiu

     

  • Melissa Lau

    $50

  • Redondo Emergency Physicians Inc

    $100

  • Norman Dong

     

  • Friends in Silliman College, Yale 2002

     

  • Kevin Rodriguez

    $220

  • Amanda Paquet

    $100

  • Ryan and Mary Lee

    $100

  • Jacobi EM class of 2012

     

  • James A. Tunick

     

  • Steven Paganelli

     

  • Thomas Faupl

     

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Organized by

Ryan Chou

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Thomas Faupl

Thomas Faupl

4 years ago

Steven Paganelli

Steven Paganelli

With gratitude for having touched my life. 4 years ago

James A. Tunick

James A. Tunick

4 years ago

Jacobi EM class of 2012

Jacobi EM class of 2012

In loving memory of our dear friend and colleague. 4 years ago

Ryan and Mary Lee

Ryan and Mary Lee

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Amanda Paquet

Amanda Paquet

DONATION: $100

With the utmost of love and respect for Danny and Peggy Ma and their family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 4 years ago

Kevin Rodriguez

Kevin Rodriguez

DONATION: $220

4 years ago

Friends in Silliman College, Yale 2002

Friends in Silliman College, Yale 2002

4 years ago

Norman Dong

Norman Dong

Kurtland you will continue to inspire us all! Thank you for stepping into our lives! We will meet again! 4 years ago

Redondo Emergency Physicians Inc

Redondo Emergency Physicians Inc

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

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