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Madh Runs for Achilles International - Anniversary Edition!

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BENEFITING: Achilles International Inc.

EVENT DATE: Jun 28, 2015

Madhuri Jha

THE STORY:

I have been a life-long competitive athlete, avid runner, and dancer.  My life changed five years ago when I underwent repeat spinal surgery (first one was in January 2005) in order to prevent paralysis in both my legs.  Every day I can walk, run, dance, or exercise is a reminder that I must never take the use of my body for granted, and I must treat it with the utmost care it deserves.  My injury made me sensitive to the challenges people living with physical disabilities face, and often I can't help but feel that I am just very lucky.  

Every year since I had my second surgery, I have a selected a charity race to run in to celebrate another year of health and raise money for a cause that is important to me.  And this year is huge because it is my 5 and 10 year surgeries-versary!!!! While initial years were for other important causes, I am so excited to be running the Achilles Hope and Possibility Race for the 3rd year in a row.  Across a gorgeous 5 mile course in Central Park, NYC, this event brings together able-bodied athletes and athletes with disabilities to complete the 5 mile run side by side.  I cannot put into words how inspirational and meaningful this event is.  This race has now become such an important tradition in my life.  

I support the mission of Achilles International which is to empower people living with physical disabilities to participate in mainstream competitive sports in order to promote achievement and self-esteem and reduce barriers to living a enriching and fulfilling life. Join me in this year's extra special celebration of health with a small donation. Even $5 will go a long way.

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$635

MONEY RAISED
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  • Madhuri Jha

     

  • Krista Hattemer

    $100

  • Meg Tyner

    $10

  • Tina Dale

    $50

  • Amanda Ottaway

     

  • Kendall & Cousin Alex Lee

    $50

  • Arun & Nagma

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Megan & Gonzalo

    $50

  • Courtney

    $50

  • Emma Olson

    $15

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  • Jannett Santana

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kristen Krause

    $25

  • Richa & Gustavo

    $50

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64% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $635 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Richa & Gustavo

Richa & Gustavo

DONATION: $50

Dear Madhuri, our apologies for the VERY late donation. We are inspired by your strength and generosity. CONGRATS!! 2 years ago

Kristen Krause

Kristen Krause

DONATION: $25

Go get em'! You're awesome!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jannett Santana

Jannett Santana

2 years ago

BS

BS

2 years ago

Emma Olson

Emma Olson

DONATION: $15

Congrats Madh! It was never a dress. xoo. 2 years ago

Courtney

Courtney

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Megan & Gonzalo

Megan & Gonzalo

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Arun & Nagma

Arun & Nagma

Good Luck!! 2 years ago