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Lilly's Sunshine

Team Member: Kelsey Hannah

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30 for 30 Day 1
March 23, 2017

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

EVENT DATE Apr 22, 2017

THE STORY:

This year as a part of the Ohio University Race for a Reason, I am fundraising for a very special girl named Lilly and her battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Lilly and her mother, Kathy are two of the strongest people I have met during my time here at Ohio University. 

After the two lost Lilly's father, Daryn late last year, they have encountered new expenses and hurdles in the world with Cystic Fibrosis. Having lost my own father at a young age, I feel nothing but empathy for Lilly and am motivated to do everything I can to raise funds to help her have as normal as a life as possible and to battle her disease. 

Read Lilly's longer story below.

Race for a Reason wrote -

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.

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To This Fundraiser

$230

 

23% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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    $25

  • John and Wendi Hawk

    $30

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  • Caroline Boorman

    $25

  • Ethan Saporito

    $50

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Race for a Reason

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $8,030 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Alec Koondel

Amount Raised

$5,531

 

55% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Shauna Happel

Amount Raised

$900

 

90% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Kelley Johnson

Amount Raised

$485

 

49% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Drew Fuemmeler

Amount Raised

$270

 

27% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Pim Thirati

Amount Raised

$234

 

23% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Kelsey Hannah

Amount Raised

$230

 

23% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Grant Canning

Amount Raised

$125

 

13% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Kathy Straley

Amount Raised

$125

 

1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ethan Saporito

Ethan Saporito

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Caroline Boorman

Caroline Boorman

DONATION: $25

Keep going, you're doing amazing things. 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 months ago

John and Wendi Hawk

John and Wendi Hawk

DONATION: $30

A great person for a great cause! 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

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