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Mt. Rainier

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Jennifer Buerger

THE STORY:

Dear friends and family,   

We received a call last week from my MS doctor informing us that my latest MRI came back with a new MS legion (read additional damage to my spinal cord).   We saw the doctor yesterday. He also told us that my previous lesions which are on my spine in the neck area have gotten larger. More concerning is that I now have a new and large legion in the middle of my spine. My relapse remitting MS has changed status and become primary progressive MS which is the more aggressive and detrimental form of the disease. This form also usually leads to significant disability over time (read wheelchair).    Neither Andy nor I were prepared for this. It's a huge shock for me/us.  We knew we would have to deal with this eventually and we were hopeful that we had many more years before I received this diagnosis. More years to walk unassisted with my kids. More time to go up the stairs in our home.    I have asked many, if not all of you, for help emotionally, physically and financially to allow me continue to live a well-rounded productive and adventurous life. I'm asking with again and with more conviction for help again.

After crying all day I called our dear friends at RareEarth Adventures to help me summit a mountain while I can. RareEarth didn't miss a beat. Ricky's reply was unbelievable. He said "let's do this". Unbeknownst to me they had been planning for a year on ways to improve their equipment and manpower to get me where I want/need to be: on that summit!   They have 22 guides making up 3 separate teams to lift, pull and push me in the specially modified wheelchair that converts into a sled for the steep, ice-covered ascents. Ricky’s team built and paid for it at their expense.    I am asking each of them and myself to push ourselves to our greatest limits. Honestly, I'm completely defeated right now, and I know I will beat the emotional baggage of my life's journey with as much grace and passion as I have before.   Please consider donating to MS research at Johns Hopkins. Thanks to research, I’ll be put on a very new drug that may help with this situation. We need more money to ensure my disease  doesn’t progress to rapidly. And equally important: hopefully find a cure sometime in my lifetime.  

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To This Fundraiser

$7,677

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Chessler's

    $100

  • Anne and Christian Gocke

    $250

  • MJ Distribution

    $500

  • Stacie and Eric Kronthal

    $100

  • Stacey

    $100

  • Matt & Liz Marsh

    $100

  • The Waldmans

    $100

  • Judy and Bob

    $100

  • Renay & Joel Bayer

     

  • Connie Augusini

    $200

  • Laura & Kadin Caines

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ruth and Carl Bobrow

     

  • Charlie and Marie Brown

     

  • Maureen and Josh

    $50

  • Danielle Raymond Neff

    $100

  • Jeremy, Allie, & Emilia

    $25

  • Karen Sedley Einisman

     

  • Karen Baitch and Jules Rosenberg

    $50

  • Julie Minch

    $36

  • Julie & Bert Friedman

     

  • Sheri Lee

    $50

  • Kristen Cooper

    $50

  • Pauli Brandt and Neil Johnson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Wendy and Ernie Mishne

     

  • David Watts

    $50

  • Jamie Kasher Tetro

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Eglin Family

    $50

  • Raleigh Garson Leahy

    $100

  • Daphne & Eric McCabe

    $100

  • Susan Chase

    $100

  • Joanne & Dan Umansky

    $75

  • Ellen (Umansky) Dispenza

    $25

  • The Harbert Family

    $50

  • Jacquie pencek

    $25

  • Daniel Aronhime

     

  • Laura Sanders

    $25

  • LK

    $50

  • Sherry and Jeff Morris

     

  • Sue Ellen and David Jenkins

     

  • Joel Greenwald

    $250

  • Jon and Lauren Spear

    $50

  • Fredi Greenwald

     

  • Nancy and David Novack

     

  • Brad Renick

     

  • Ruthie and David Kalvar

     

  • Mark and Denise Midei

    $100

  • The Schroeder Family

     

  • Jen, Jim and Sam Spencer

    $100

  • The Millman Family

    $118

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sharon Galin

    $18

  • Susannah Gold

    $50

  • Kathie, Jon, Sophie, Sam and Tuck

    $50

  • Nestico Family

     

  • Paul and Laura

    $100

  • Beth Dyer & Barb Faulkenberry

    $100

  • Aldrich Family

    $750

  • Alessandra Secco

     

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219% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

Mt. Rainier

The Team: $28,301 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Buerger

Amount Raised

$7,677

 

219% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tran Halen

Amount Raised

$6,930

 

116% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Buerger

Amount Raised

$5,401

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Kaplan

Amount Raised

$4,143

 

138% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tiger Beaudoin

Amount Raised

$4,000

Fundraiser Title

Danielle Bunting

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Brandon Weil

Amount Raised

$50

Fundraiser Title

CLIMB FOR HOPE INC

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Alessandra Secco

Alessandra Secco

2 months ago

Aldrich Family

Aldrich Family

DONATION: $750

2 months ago

Beth Dyer & Barb Faulkenberry

Beth Dyer & Barb Faulkenberry

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Paul and Laura

Paul and Laura

DONATION: $100

Go Jen. 2 months ago

Nestico Family

Nestico Family

2 months ago

Kathie, Jon, Sophie, Sam and Tuck

Kathie, Jon, Sophie, Sam and Tuck

DONATION: $50

Love You Jen!!! Good luck on the mountain. 2 months ago

Susannah Gold

Susannah Gold

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Sharon Galin

Sharon Galin

DONATION: $18

Go Climb Higher...all our best. 2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 months ago

The Millman Family

The Millman Family

DONATION: $118

Enjoy the journey, we are with you! 2 months ago