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Migraine Research Foundation Inc.'s Fundraiser:

Migraine Research in Memory of Luke Lemke

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THE STORY:

Wendy Lemke wrote -

I started donating to MRF and other's that care about Luke also have as a way to continue to give to Luke on Holidays such as his birthday. They recently contacted me with appreciation and told me how to create this page to make donations even easier.


There is no cure for migraines and millions of people struggle like Luke did. Many like him don't respond to the medications available. I know you’re tired of challenges so you can ignore this if it doesn’t pertain to you but it DOES pertain to 36 million people in addition to their loved ones. If those who care about someone with migraines would all just donate 10.00, we could make such an impact.

My son’s life with chronic migraines was a challenge beyond the belief of most and living without him is also a challenge beyond what most can believe. So bear with me for this easy, yet important and meaningful challenge. The goal: to raise as much money as possible for migraine research in memory of Luke Lemke and Melissa Dwyer who also lost her young beautiful life to the debilitating disease. (A $1,000 for each person with migraines but hope for much more as much more is needed!)

It means a lot to me and to Becky, Melissa’s Mom that donations are made in their memory as Luke and Melissa would want us to help others and I am sure are honored to do so from heaven. Thanks to those who already have, I’m deeply touched by your thoughtfulness.

This would mean a lot to Luke and to me as I promised him I’d never quit looking for a cure. I believe he keeps bringing me close to the people who struggle from the moment he died and wants me to keep searching for a cure. His friend’s car broke down on her way home from his funeral. She got help from a stranger whose daughter was really struggling with migraines and connected her with us. I’m sad that I didn’t have enough time or resources to find a cure for Luke, please help us so no other mom has to go through what Becky and I endure every day and no other child has to endure what Luke or Melissa did.

Migraines are the fifth leading cause of debilitating illnesses but receive little funding in comparison to other illnesses and inadequate migraine treatments including narcotics have led to an epidemic of opiate dependency which can and has resulted in death. Those who suffer also often struggle with suicidal ideation and sadly some see that at the only solution to end their pain.

Luke's sister Kelly Lemke has them and I have recently been diagnosed with vestibular migraines.

Rest in peace and without pain Luke Lemke--we miss you more than words can describe. Thanks for your donation.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,166

MONEY RAISED
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  • Wendy Lemke

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jandi

    $10

  • Jill

    $25

  • Darin Steindl

    $25

  • Jandi

    $10

  • Wendy Langanki

    $50

  • Marcy Bellefy Kaste

    $25

  • Jandi

    $30

  • Mary Richter

    $100

  • Jandi

    $10

  • Jandi

    $20

  • Nancy Rassier

    $25

  • Jandi

    $20

  • Jandi

    $20

  • Sonia

    $10

  • Jandi

    $10

  • Shari

    $25

  • Jandi

    $30

  • David Buckner

    $100

  • Taylor Lemke

    $20

  • James Etie

    $120

  • Goa

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jandi

    $15

  • Danny Willberg & Lauri Beier

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Vicki Qualley

     

  • Everett and Gladys Willberg

    $50

  • Wendy Lemke

    $75

  • Audrey Retka

     

  • Melisa

    $50

  • Mari Beth Ross

    $50

  • Kissinger Family

    $75

  • Mom

    $50

  • Mom

    $25

  • Taylor and Kelly Lemke

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jandi

    $25

  • Mom

    $100

  • Taylor

    $25

  • Jeff Johnson

    $50

  • Vicki Qualley

    $25

  • Audrey Retka

    $25

  • Mom

    $100

  • Uncle Danny

    $50

  • Mom

    $100

  • Brenda Kaye Sowada

    $161

  • Mom

    $100

  • Laurel Beier

    $50

  • Mom

    $100

  • David Buckner

    $500

  • Wendy Willberg-Lemke

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $3,166 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Wendy Lemke

Amount Raised

$2,705

 

8% Raised of $36,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Buckner

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

Wendy Willberg-Lemke

Wendy Willberg-Lemke

DONATION: $100

Happy Birthday Luke, never got this donated yesterday but as you know, you were on my mind all day long. Love and Miss you! 1 month ago

David Buckner

David Buckner

DONATION: $500

In memory of Luke on your birthday. 7 months ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $100

Praying for a cure for those who still suffer, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Luke----we miss you every day! 10 months ago

Laurel Beier

Laurel Beier

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $100

Happy 24th in Heaven Luke! Love and miss you always <3 1 year ago

Brenda Kaye Sowada

Brenda Kaye Sowada

DONATION: $161

2 years ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $100

Merry Christmas... still hoping for a cure. Love and miss you! 2 years ago

Uncle Danny

Uncle Danny

DONATION: $50

In memory of Luke, Merry Christmas--we miss you. 2 years ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $100

Missing you, can't believe we've somehow survived four years without you. Praying for a cure still as many are still struggling like you did :( 2 years ago

Audrey Retka

Audrey Retka

DONATION: $25

2 years ago