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Russell Winwood's Fundraiser:

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF THE NORTHEAST TCS NYC MARATHON TEAM 2015

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Russell Winwood

THE STORY:

I'm Russell Winwood, my wife Leanne and I are running the New York marathon as Team Russell. I sincerely thank my donors for helping reach my goal, now I need your help so Leanne can join me to form our Husband and Wife team. 'Team Russell'. Without this Lady by my side I could never have achieved what I have since being diagnosed with COPD. Our goal is now $10000, let's show the world how awesome Team American Lung Aasociation NE is ! You can donate on either Leanne's or my page, she tells a great story.

I was born in 1966 in Brisbane, Australia. I’ve had a good life thus far but have had a few health issues along the way. I decided to take to blogging to share my experiences with other people in the hope that it can help others with similar health issues.

I was diagnosed with asthma when I was young, but managed to have an active childhood playing sports and doing what most kids do. In my late teens I started smoking socially, I’m not sure why as I knew it was bad for me but continue to be a social smoker until I was 36.

Christmas Day 2002 I collapsed , too many years of not looking after myself had caught up with me in the form of a stroke. Time to change my habits , I gave up the cigarettes ,cut down drinking alcohol and  started eating better, at the time of my stroke I was 88 kg about 15 kg over weight . My son had just started cycling and talked me into taking it up, best thing I ever did . The weight started coming off and I started feeling like a 36 year old should.

A friend of mine suggested I should do a triathlon, and after a little hesitation because I wasn’t a great swimmer I agreed. So for the next eight years I competed in varying distances of triathlons from sprint to Half Ironman as well as a couple of ultra marathons.

In 2011 after noticing my training times were getting slower, exercise was getting harder and I was constantly short of breath, I took myself off to the Doctors. Spirometry and lung function tests confirmed I had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with a FEV 1 <30% of predicted. That basically means my lungs are operating between 22-30% of there predicted capacity. I was told that I would possibly need a double lung transplant at some stage in the future.  Surprisingly the scan showed that there was no damage to my lungs from smoking. My airways had become very narrow due to years of chest infections, causing a build up of scar tissue.

In May 2012, six months after diagnosis I completed my first Full Ironman Event . In 2014 I completed  two more Ironman events . 2015 I want to add the New York marathon to my list and in the process shine a light on Lung Disease !

$10,071

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Vanessa Smith

    $20

  • Darren Toyne

    $100

  • mick krause

    $50

  • Megs

    $30

  • Narelle & Graeme

    $50

  • Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness Webinar Series

    $500

  • sherry and mel greenspan

    $100

  • Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness Webinar Series

    $50

  • Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center

    $370

  • Grete from Norway ;)

    $20

  • Mel Greenspan

    $100

  • Pulmonary Wellness Education/Research Society

    $120

  • Chris W

    $20

  • Pulmonary Wellness

    $20

  • Margaret Dudley

    $1,000

  • Noah Greenspan

    $1,000

  • Len & Michele

    $200

  • Leah Moir

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Terri McDonald

    $20

  • Blackburn Jackson Nix's

    $50

  • Lynette Pickett

    $50

  • Jo & les gibson

    $50

  • Sally 'Ann L

    $22

  • Annette Hume

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • James Pethigal

    $50

  • Sonja Killer

    $35

  • Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center

    $237

  • Eden Coleman

    $10

  • Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center

    $146

  • Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center

    $250

  • John & Sue Edmunds

    $70

  • Copd Athlete fundraiser

    $1,500

  • COPD FUNDRAISER

    $500

  • Woodland Shopfitting

    $500

  • Bill and Karen Deitemeyer

    $100

  • Robert and Daniela Hawley

    $500

  • Newtec Medical Equipment

    $50

  • Mary and Ed Kitlowski

    $25

  • Ginger and Ken

    $36

  • Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center

    $219

  • Daniela Reinicke-Hawley

    $1,000

  • Gort

    $70

  • Clinton Unnasch

    $50

  • www.PulmonaryWellness.com

    $381

  • Prasha Tuladhar

    $20

  • Bill Randall

    $50

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101% Raised of$10,000 Goal

The Team: $34,059 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Russell Winwood

Amount Raised

$10,071

 

101% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ankur Sharma

Amount Raised

$7,616

 

152% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bryce Kristall

Amount Raised

$7,599

 

101% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Schroth

Amount Raised

$5,462

 

109% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Genene Smith

Amount Raised

$1,865

 

37% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Casey Harvell

Amount Raised

$310

Donor Comments

Bill Randall

Bill Randall

DONATION: $50

Congratulations Russell. All the best to you in the marathon. 3 years ago

Prasha Tuladhar

Prasha Tuladhar

DONATION: $20

Columbia Lungs Transplant Team 3 years ago

www.PulmonaryWellness.com

www.PulmonaryWellness.com

DONATION: $381

Congrats, Russell! 3 years ago

Clinton Unnasch

Clinton Unnasch

DONATION: $50

Good hard Russ. Stay safe. 3 years ago

Gort

Gort

DONATION: $70

3 years ago

Daniela Reinicke-Hawley

Daniela Reinicke-Hawley

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center

Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center

DONATION: $219

3 years ago

Ginger and Ken

Ginger and Ken

DONATION: $36

3 years ago

Mary and Ed Kitlowski

Mary and Ed Kitlowski

DONATION: $25

Good luck! This donation is in memory of Ed's mom, Sue MacNary, who passed away in April. She had COPD. 3 years ago

Newtec Medical Equipment

Newtec Medical Equipment

DONATION: $50

Best of Luck and thanks for promoting COPD. 3 years ago