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Audrey Abadilla's Fundraiser:

Team Kidney - The SF Marathon 2015

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Audrey Abadilla

THE STORY:

Friends, family, coworkers, acquaintances, strangers:

Running hadn't always played a vital role in my life. Over time, it grew into what it is now - a passion, a pastime, a part of who I am. Running was something I did when life was good, but moreover, it was something I turned to when life got rough - when I was in search of a former clarity.

Over the last year, I lost a lot of the peace within myself over a series of events. My father --- my main-man, my look-alike, my go-to-guy for a laugh (and occasional eye roll), my motivation, my inspiration --- was dignosed in February 2014 with renal failure, amongst other ailments. He arrived at heaven's gates minutes past midnight on the morning of Thanksgiving 2014. Leaving little time for my family and I to fully understand his conditions, instead we accepted, adjusted, and grieved. I find consolation in the fact that he is at peace, as I once witnessed his kidneys, lungs, heart, and bones grow delicate by the day. Always appearing collected, but often feeling far much less than whole, at least I can say I am better today. Because now every time I run, I think of my body, my lungs, my heart, and my bones, and I thank them. Understand that, often times, we take things for granted and we forget to show appreciation for what we have, only to realize it's too late. When I run, I think about my dad and how he not only gave me life, but a new outlook on life - to give selflessly to others in any and every meaningfully miniscule way possible.

So here's my opportunity. I ask that you donate to my fundraiser, donate to others', spend time with the ones you love, contemplate your purpose, run, raise awareness, volunteer, cheer. $10, 10 kilometers, 10 minutes. Anything is better than doing nothing. I'm running for the SF Marathon, for Team Kidney, for the work they do, for my family, for myself, for my father, for others like him.

I'm running for a reason, and I hope that my reason inspires you.

Audrey

Join Team Kidney in taking the fight to the finish line! Contact julia.schrogin@kidney.org.

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To This Fundraiser

$430

MONEY RAISED
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  • Audrey Abadilla

    $75

  • Alaina Ranches

    $100

  • Everett

    $40

  • Audrey's Gap Inc. Matching Gift

    $75

  • Everett's Gap Inc. Matching Gift

    $40

  • Nhung Dao

    $100

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43% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $20,526 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Duggan McDonnell

Amount Raised

$3,200

 

213% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tony Joyce

Amount Raised

$2,131

 

213% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Barr

Amount Raised

$1,650

 

330% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alexis Chettiar

Amount Raised

$1,515

Fundraiser Title

Rachel Cutter

Amount Raised

$1,436

 

144% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julia Schrogin

Amount Raised

$1,055

 

106% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hussain Gilani

Amount Raised

$999

 

1000% Raised of $100 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rahel Marsie-Hazen

Amount Raised

$950

Donor Comments

Nhung Dao

Nhung Dao

DONATION: $100

Love and miss you Uncle! 2 years ago

Audrey's Gap Inc. Matching Gift

Audrey's Gap Inc. Matching Gift

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Everett's Gap Inc. Matching Gift

Everett's Gap Inc. Matching Gift

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Everett

Everett

DONATION: $40

Go girl! 2 years ago

Alaina Ranches

Alaina Ranches

DONATION: $100

For Pa. 3 years ago

Audrey Abadilla

Audrey Abadilla

DONATION: $75

This is for my Papa, who cooked the best food, had the silliest sense of humor, was the best dad and grandpa, had some sweet dance moves, who I miss dearly, is now my angel, who I will love forever and a day. 3 years ago