Skip to content

Lilly's Sunshine

Team Member: Alec Koondel

Alec's Photo
Alec's Photo
Alec's Photo
Alec's Photo
Alec's Photo
Alec's Photo
Alec's Photo
 

"Cause We're Bigger Than Our Bodies Give Us Credit For" - JM
April 10, 2017

Friends and Family,  Yesterday at approximately 11:55am, I crossed the Athens Marathon finish line after completing the 26.2 mile journey of See More

Event Name: OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason 2017

EVENT DATE Apr 22, 2017

THE STORY:

YOUR BAND ON MY RUN

Welcome to my homepage where I will be participating in a marathon and triathalon to fundraise for Lilly Straley.

Lilly's story can be found below to learn more about her battle with Cystic Fibrosis. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

With a donation, you will have the opportunity to submit a song of your choice to go on my playlist. The number of songs you may submit will be donation-based, but not limited to the following: 

- 1 song per $10 donation

- 3 songs per $26.20 donation

- 12 songs per $100 donation

I will listen to this playlist during my training, marathon and triathlon, as I will get to know your music very well.

This will truly be YOUR Band on MY Run! 

In Addition: Scott and Staci Koondel will donate $20 for every song that you submit that is on their itunes account...hint: Scott-80's & Staci-Rap

When submitting your donation, please write the song(s) you wish to be added to my playlist in the comment section.

Over the course of the winter and spring, I will publically share this playlist with the donors name next to their respective song.

The list of songs given to me via donation can be found here: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10uDbMqSFEBgp9NFazm5rKqNl6kUs-Gvs9IvaT6t6J8M/edit?usp=sharing 

THE EVENTS: 2 Races in April

        1. Event One: Athens Marathon

            Distance: 26.2 miles

            Date: April 9th

       2. Event Two: Race for a Reason

            Distance: 500m Swimming, 25K Biking, 5K Running

            Date: April 22nd

LILLY'S STORY 

You could not meet a sweeter girl than Lilly or a more devoted mother than Kathy. Over the past eight years they have faced more challenges – and have overcome them – than most of us will see in a lifetime. Lilly was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. With this comes ongoing health struggles and unique daily challenges that impact the whole family. From daily medicines to therapy to a special diet, Lilly’s days are anything but typical. However, she does not let this disease define her, nor did Kathy and her father, Daryn. Lilly tackles life with such sweetness and enthusiasm, and as a family they kept their adventurous spirit, exploring the world and making the most out of every day.

On December 18, 2015, the family experienced a tragic event. Daryn was in a fatal car accident. At the time, he had been working at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine teaching and focusing on CF research – to find a cure for his daughter. With this loss, Kathy and Lilly will now face the world and the challenges of CF alone. This means taking on existing and new expenses, and transitioning their life in a way to manage all of Lilly’s needs and those of any household.

The graduate students of the Sports Administration program at Ohio University join OhioHealth and Race for a Reason to honor Daryn and support Kathy and Lilly through this difficult time. Your donations will help alleviate the challenges of the care and medical coverage Lilly needs on a daily basis, as well as help ensure they have the means they need for her future. 

Lilly and her father shared a very special bond - we ask you to help us make a true difference in her life by contributing to Lilly and Kathy. Thank you so much for your consideration.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$5,532

 

55% Raised of $10,000 Goal

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Alec Koondel

    $50

  • Joy Dolgon

    $100

  • Arlene and Ray Eplan

    $25

  • the Wehbeh's

    $100

  • Howard Dolgon

    $218

  • Steve & Doreen Yanofsky

    $100

  • Parts Authority

    $100

  • Eplan

    $25

  • Darian Nourian

    $20

  • Connor and Nicole

    $52.40

  • Justin Chan

    $20

  • Pamela and Steven Eplan

    $200

  • Pim Thirati

    $26.50

  • Ryan and Cimmeron O'Connor

    $26.20

  • Brittany Koondel

    $26.20

  • Ahmad

    $50

  • David Kirch

    $50

  • Sami Schechter

    $26.20

  • Garrett & Sammy

    $100

  • Darian Nourian

    $10

  • laura miller

     

  • The Sydne Jacoby Foundation

    $100

  • Nicole Alazraki

    $26.20

  • Rachel Kohn

    $45

  • Katharina Elberti

    $15

  • Marcy and Alan Honig

    $100

  • Janice Rainone

     

  • Marcy and Alan Honig

    $250

  • Scott & Staci Koondel

    $500

  • George Furla

    $500

  • Farshad F

    $500

  • Fried

    $250

  • Mark and Jane Gavens

    $100

  • The Stein Family

    $100

  • Dana, David, Aidan & Ethan Weinrot

    $100

  • Pam Kohl and Todd Siegel

    $100

  • Craig and Cindy Wadler

    $100

  • Ali E.

    $500

  • Michael Kagan

    $30

  • sarima anderson

    $25

  • Jordan and Avery Levinson

    $130

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • melanie & mark rutzick

    $100

  • Brian Donovan

    $100

  • C McCarthy

    $250

  • Ethan Saporito

    $50

  • Dustin Alper

    $50

  • Fariba Tavassol

    $25

  • B. David Ridpath

    $25

  •  
  •  
  •  
Organized by

Race for a Reason

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $8,030 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Alec Koondel

Amount Raised

$5,531

 

55% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shauna Happel

Amount Raised

$900

 

90% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelley Johnson

Amount Raised

$485

 

49% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Drew Fuemmeler

Amount Raised

$270

 

27% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pim Thirati

Amount Raised

$234

 

23% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelsey Hannah

Amount Raised

$230

 

23% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Grant Canning

Amount Raised

$125

 

13% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathy Straley

Amount Raised

$125

 

1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

B. David Ridpath

B. David Ridpath

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Dr. Straley-a wonderful person who is missed. Blessings to Lilly and his family 5 months ago

Fariba Tavassol

Fariba Tavassol

DONATION: $25

So proud of you. Congrats! 5 months ago

Dustin Alper

Dustin Alper

DONATION: $50

Sunflower Seeds – Bryce Vine, Make You Feel (feat. Ricky Smith) – Hoodie Allen, She's out of Her Mind – blink-182, Pokemon Theme – Various Artists, The CK Remedy (feat. Nick Aversano) – Dustin Alper 5 months ago

Ethan Saporito

Ethan Saporito

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

C McCarthy

C McCarthy

DONATION: $250

6 months ago

Brian Donovan

Brian Donovan

DONATION: $100

YOU ROCK! -Whoever You Are- Geggy Tah -Love Gets Sweeter Everyday-Finley Quaye -Long Train Running- The Doobie Brothers -The Ocean Song -Led Zeppelin -Home-Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros -Lose Yourself- Eminem -Time of Your Life-Green Day -Be Thankful for What You've Got-Massive Attack -I Just Want to Celebrate- Rare Earth -American Woman- Lenny Kravitz -Hello Operator- The White Stripes -Rise-Public Image LTD. 7 months ago

melanie & mark rutzick

melanie & mark rutzick

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Jordan and Avery Levinson

Jordan and Avery Levinson

DONATION: $130

Silent Runner by Mike & The Mechanics Let it Ride by Bachman Turner Over Drive Dream Weaver by Steve Miller Band Getting into Tune by The Who Burning for you by Blue Oyster Cult Death or Glory by the Clash Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day Love is the Drug by Roxy Music Sheep by Pink Floyd Over the Hills and Far Away by led Zeppelin Stone in Love by Journey Gray Seal by Elton John Ordinary World by Duran Duran 7 months ago

sarima anderson

sarima anderson

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Report this page — Let Us Know if you think this page is breaking the law or the CrowdRise Terms