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Marissa Peralta's Fundraiser:

Team Life Without Lupus NYC Half 2017

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BENEFITING: LUPUS RESEARCH ALLIANCE

ORGANIZER: LUPUS RESEARCH ALLIANCE

EVENT: 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

EVENT DATE: Mar 19, 2017

Marissa Peralta

THE STORY:

If you’re reading this you probably already know that I was diagnosed with Lupus at 15 and it is a disease that my sisters and I all suffer from daily (if you didn’t know this already I’m concerned with your choice of light reading but please do continue). Many of you have seen the rashes I get, the way that my hands and feet turn black from lack of circulation, and how sick I get when I am in the sun even for just a few minutes. But most of my condition is invisible. You don’t see the constant pain I am in daily from swollen joints, you don’t know that on any given day it takes me 45 minutes just to get up the courage to get out of bed because of how badly my body hurts. That's on days that I am able to get up, other days I just lay there and cry because the pain is too bad to even move. You can’t see the constant fevers that wrack my body making it impossible to sleep some nights or the lack of energy that I constantly have to combat just to get on with my daily life. You don’t know how it feels to have your own body attack itself, to have organs shut down, your hair all fall out, or to feel like you’re not normal because at 24 you feel like you’re already 90 (minus the adult diapers, at least I still got that going for me!) You don’t know the constant worrying about whether or not you will get worse or if your organs will hold out or if you'll be using a cane by 40. You’ve never had to make the decision to take medicine or not, medicine that may stop some of the pain but that will kill off your immune system making you feel worse at times and catch every little cold.

I try my hardest to live normally and to hide my pain and sickness and to always stay positive, but the reality is that there is no cure for this disease and I have no control over whether it will get worse or not. That's why I am doing this run and raising this money, because Lupus research is making so many great strides toward finding an effective treatment and possibly even a cure one day and funding shouldn’t stand in the way of this. Thank you in advance for donating or even just for taking the time to read this because it’s important for people to know that invisible diseases exist and to raise awareness for them. If you want to know more about what it’s like to live with Lupus read this short article, it’s my favorite and so adequately sums up life with Lupus. https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/

$1,315

MONEY RAISED
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  • Whiskybiz

     

  • Ashley Barnett

    $25

  • Sheila Phelan

    $100

  • Caitlin Tremblay

    $25

  • Cara Schmier

    $25

  • Thuan

    $25

  • Maggie

    $25

  • Maggie

     

  • Melanie Dnyprowsky

    $25

  • Nicole Reardon

    $300

  • susan winkler

    $25

  • Caitlyn Taveira

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Carlos and Colleen Peralta

    $100

  • Muireann Phelan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sal Farruggia

    $50

  • Steve

    $25

  • Jillian Wetzel

    $50

  • Elizabeth Peralta

    $40

  • Bryan Carlin

    $25

  • Brandon W

    $50

  • Michelle Nunziata

    $50

  • Jess Bell

    $25

  • Charles Ring

    $50

  • Regina Basra

     

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66% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $12,879 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Hilliker

Amount Raised

$2,500

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Risa Fischman

Amount Raised

$2,053

 

137% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hayley Bosch

Amount Raised

$1,750

 

88% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Trista Rivera

Amount Raised

$1,600

 

107% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Baum

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

75% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marissa Peralta

Amount Raised

$1,315

 

66% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Rothman

Amount Raised

$1,076

 

82% Raised of $1,310 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jacques Joseph

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

67% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Regina Basra

Regina Basra

Tribute to Marissa Peralta 1 year ago

Charles Ring

Charles Ring

DONATION: $50

Good Luck!! 1 year ago

Jess Bell

Jess Bell

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Michelle Nunziata

Michelle Nunziata

DONATION: $50

Best of Luck to you Marissa. You truly are a fighter. 1 year ago

Brandon W

Brandon W

DONATION: $50

Good luck! 1 year ago

Bryan Carlin

Bryan Carlin

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Elizabeth Peralta

Elizabeth Peralta

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

Jillian Wetzel

Jillian Wetzel

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Steve

Steve

DONATION: $25

good luck! maggie convinced me to run one of these once, never again! 1 year ago

Sal Farruggia

Sal Farruggia

DONATION: $50

This is gonna be good 1 year ago