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MLT Foundation #RunforKaels_SFMarathon

Organized by: Matt Cooper

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EVENT DATE Jul 27, 2014

THE STORY:

This fundraising effort holds such significance to me and everyone touched by the MLT Foundation.  The San Francisco Marathon takes place on July 27th 2014, which is the exact year anniversary of Mikaela’s passing.  The MLT Charitable Foundation, is an approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was created in the loving memory of Mikaela Lauren Tick. Her life was tragically cut short this past summer after an unexpected turn during open-heart surgery.  She was born with a rare heart condition called, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which causes abnormal thickening in the heart muscles.  Mikaela was a special woman who worked so efficiently in life being able to positively impact and touch the lives of so many individuals in her all too short 24 years. She was dedicating her life to the field of Occupational Therapy, pursuing a degree at NYU Steinhardt.  Helping individuals with special needs was always Mikaela’s passion and become an occupational therapist was her dream.  Mikaela had an ability to break all social barriers and interact with special needs individuals in a way that was so comfortable and natural. She made them feel confident, accepted and inspired to reach their functional potential. When we spoke about her career and dreams of opening up her own private practice these were some of the things she shared with me. The mission of the MLT Foundation is to carry out Mikaela's vision, to empower individuals with special needs through occupational therapy services. The MLT Foundation will be working with St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children in order to continue Mikaela’s work and keep her memory alive. St. Mary's is one of the nation's premier providers of intensive rehabilitation and specialized care for children with special needs and life limiting conditions. Each day St. Mary’s provides intensive rehabilitation, specialized care, and education to children throughout the New York metropolitan area. At St. Mary’s we believe all children have the ability and right to thrive, to dream, and to be the beautiful individuals they are. We believe in our children’s inspiring resilience. We decided to work with St. Mary's for the many reason listed above but also it is a place where Mikaela actually worked with Children during one of their summer programs called Camp Helping Hands. After my first fundraising effort we were able to raise $23,866 and this money was in turn contributed to the St. Mary’s “Camp Helping Hands.”  With the initial funds raised, the MLT Foundation was able to sponsor 6 children who would have never had the financial means to attend this camp and benefit from all that it has to offer.  Camp Helping Hands is a summer camp program that offers children intensive therapy 5-6 hours per day, with age-appropriate play and adaptive skills practice. All funds raised from this fundraising effort will go directly to the MLT Foundation and will have a direct impact on children in need of occupational therapy services. Thank you in advance for all that you are doing to support this foundation and for keeping Mikaela's spirit and dreams alive.

$21,849

 

109% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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  • Benji K

     

  • Joanne and Scott Handler

     

  • J & L Altman

    $1,000

  • Jenna Frankel & Family

     

  • The Price Family

     

  • Ali Horowitz

     

  • jonathan tick family

     

  • Amy and Corey Friedman

     

  • Arna and Alan Friedman

    $100

  • The Metselaar Family

     

  • The Gordon Family

     

  • Felicia & Perry Weitz

     

  • Lisa and Mikel Hoffman

     

  • The Cuttler family

     

  • The Wolfbiss Family

     

  • Monahemi Family

     

  • Rose Goldberg

     

  • Amtman Family

     

  • Grandma Joyce N Jerry

    $100

  • The Davidson Family

     

  • Chelsea Steiner and Bryan Bloom

     

  • Lori and Fred Steiner

     

  • Alex Chung

     

  • Mindy and Les Bloom

     

  • Christine & Terry Driessen

    $1,500

  • Jackie Marmo

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Phil Dollman

     

  • Samantha Diener

    $50

  • jeff rosen and liz lustrin

    $250

  • Sharon rosen

     

  • Katie Driessen

     

  • Jon and Maryanne Jerman

    $500

  • Lauren Seckendorf

     

  • Ryan Muirhead

    $40

  • Rita & Herb Plush

    $100

  • Alex Powell

    $25

  • Austin

    $30

  • Carrie & Curt Powell

    $250

  • Kristen Dawe

    $25

  • Chris and Lynnette Dawe

    $100

  • Erin Burke

    $100

  • Lynn Burke

    $100

  • The Aprils

    $250

  • Patty and Ken Ochi

    $100

  • Alex Fasano

     

  • Charlie Fasano

     

  • Bob and Marianne Cooper

     

  • Brandon Gessner

    $50

  • The Fein Family

    $250

  • Michael Ratner

     

  • Lexi Tick

    $250

  • The Bierman Family

     

  • Selvin

     

  • Greg Rudin

     

  • Michael Cantor

    $100

  • David Drapkin

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bari and Troy David

     

  • Jared Emen

     

  • Phil Ulster

     

  • Sheila Tick

     

  • jessica mahl + corey brand

     

  • Andrew Reich

     

  • Debbie and Jeffrey Tick

     

  • The O'Gara family

     

  • Anonymous

    $777

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • heather gross

     

  • Jamie P

    $50

  • Lauren Pendergast

     

  • The Vaillancourts

    $75

  • Martin Maron

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jack Driessen

    $100

  • Lindsey Cohen

     

  • Kelly Klein

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Arley

     

  • Erika Brett

     

  • Ivy Solowiejczyk

     

  • Hultman

     

  • Jason Kleinman

     

  • Sam Weinstock

     

  • Dex + Giselle

    $250

  • Rachel Kinzer

     

  • Mike Britton

     

  • Bootsie Cohen

     

  • Chris Leo

     

  • Brianne Morris

     

  • Mardi and Ed Meisel

    $50

  • Ramin Abtahi

    $50

  • Steve Keeler

     

  • sandra capobianco

    $50

  • Vincent & Mikki Pizzo

    $50

  • Catherine & Bryan Garvin

    $50

  • mary ellen cositore

    $50

  • Myron/Angelia Rosenbach

    $50

  • Kevin Darouvar

     

  • Eytal Timberg

     

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Matt Cooper

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Donor Comments

Eytal Timberg

Eytal Timberg

4 years ago

Kevin Darouvar

Kevin Darouvar

4 years ago

Myron/Angelia Rosenbach

Myron/Angelia Rosenbach

DONATION: $50

What wonderful tributes are being done in Mikaela Lauren's Honor by all her loved ones. 4 years ago

mary ellen cositore

mary ellen cositore

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Catherine & Bryan Garvin

Catherine & Bryan Garvin

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Vincent  & Mikki Pizzo

Vincent & Mikki Pizzo

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

sandra capobianco

sandra capobianco

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Steve Keeler

Steve Keeler

4 years ago

Ramin Abtahi

Ramin Abtahi

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mardi and Ed Meisel

Mardi and Ed Meisel

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

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