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Bradley Gillespie's Fundraiser:

Lorenzo's Oil, after the movie

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THE STORY:

Some of the old timers may well remember the film Lorenzo’s Oil. While most of the movie is authentic, the happy ending, frolicking boys free of disease may be a bit of an exaggeration. Nevertheless, published research (Moser HW, Raymond RV, Lu SE, et al. Follow-up of 89 asymptomatic patients with adrenoleukodystrophy treated with lorenzo’s oil. Arch Neurol. 2005;62:1073-80) suggested that the Oil may be beneficial for pre-symptomatic boys. So, while not proven, it is generally accepted that all boys testing positive for the gene mutation should be getting Lorenzo's Oil. Some of these guys will most certainly die. While we don't know for sure that the oil will keep them alive, we think it is a good thing, and is definitely better than what is in second place.

Problem is, the only access to the Oil is through a study, at the Kennedy-Krieger Institute (http://www.kennedykrieger.org/). Like most of us these days, they are low on cash- they have a number of boys waiting to go on the trial, but there is not enough funding to get it done. I have set out to try and get some money for this important cause. So far, pretty good, as soon as I begin talking about the boys, most immediately open their checkbook. Really amazing and makes me want to give them a hug.

If anyone wants to discuss the project, feel free to contact me at bradleykgillespie@yahoo.com.

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To This Fundraiser

$8,279

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bradley Gillespie

    $100

  • Brad Gillespie

    $10

  • Mike Dobbles

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Susie Sylvester Duggal

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Michelle and Dan

    $100

  • Wayne and JoAnne Jacobsen

    $100

  • Jeann Gillespie

    $100

  • The Richter Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bruce

    $100

  • The Schwallie Family

    $100

  • Gretchen

    $100

  • Robbin and Don Close

    $50

  • The Vaccaro Family

    $50

  • Fazilat and Shahrukh Jumani

    $100

  • Ha Family

    $100

  • Stephanie Park

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Raymond, Adrienne, Alanah, and Alex Hahn

    $100

  • Najia Arrihani

    $10

  • Dilley Family

    $50

  • Ron Gillespie

    $50

  • Eva

    $10

  • The Johnson Family

    $100

  • G, C & A

    $125

  • Adrianne Wonnacott

    $99

  • Dr. Bradley Gillespie, Featured Human Person

    $25

  • Mary Frank

    $15

  • Sandy

    $200

  • Margo

    $50

  • Ken & Gerry Gillespie

    $100

  • Dev Technology group, Inc.

    $500

  • Patrick Webb

    $10

  • Ledell, Inc

    $600

  • Trisha Doyle

    $100

  • Offline Donations

    $4,025

  • Sheryl Hoskins

    $25

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8% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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The Team: $8,279 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Bradley Gillespie

Amount Raised

$8,279

 

8% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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Susie Duggal

Amount Raised

$0

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April Winter-Bruno

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Sheryl Hoskins

Sheryl Hoskins

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $4,025

6 years ago

Trisha Doyle

Trisha Doyle

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Ledell, Inc

Ledell, Inc

DONATION: $600

A tribute to Margaret Slater 6 years ago

Patrick Webb

Patrick Webb

DONATION: $10

Great job Bradley! 6 years ago

Dev Technology group, Inc.

Dev Technology group, Inc.

DONATION: $500

6 years ago

Ken & Gerry Gillespie

Ken & Gerry Gillespie

DONATION: $100

Thank you Lord for your mercy 6 years ago

Margo

Margo

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Sandy

Sandy

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Mary Frank

Mary Frank

DONATION: $15

Wow, I'm really impressed. Someone really does need to be an advocate for this cause. I wish I could do more and I wish you luck, doc. Mary 6 years ago