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Jessica Purcell's Fundraiser:

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK HALF MARATHON 2017

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Jessica Purcell

THE STORY:

Hey everybody!

It's that time of year - time to raise some money and raise the roof by storming down the streets of Manhattan in the United Airlines New York City Half Marathon! On March 19, 2017, I'm running the NYC half as part of a team to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York.  After a cycling accident left me with epilepsy as a result of a major head injury, my goal is to pay homage to my family, friends, doctors, and caregivers who have all played a part in helping me become *me* again by raising money for the Epilepsy Foundation.  My husband will also be running (on his birthday!!) in support of me and EFMNY, journeying alongside just as he went step by step with me in my accident recovery and seizures resulting from the head trauma.  I remain fortunate to have epilepsy that is very well controlled, allowing me to pursue athletic challenges and all of life's other adventures.  I've also been blessed with a spouse who supports and encourages (even participates with!) me in these endeavors.  A lot of people are still in the dark about epilepsy unless they or someone they know has it, and many are fearful of those who have seizures.  I want to show them it's nothing to be afraid of, it is simply a part of life for many people and does not define or limit them in any way.  Through EFMNY I've gotten to know others with epilepsy and their caregivers who have all enlightened me about the fear and struggle of daily life where seizures aren't easily controlled, and seen firsthand how the folks at EFMNY pour their hearts and souls into providing services and funding research into better treatments and therapies in an effort to help patients lead full and fulfilling lives.  In 2017 instead of just talking the talk about the wonderful services of EFMNY, I'm  going to do something to help them provide more programs and opportunities by running and raising money in the NYC half marathon.

 

If you've made it through my rambling story and still have a moment to waste please consider gifting yourself some feel-good vibes by making a donation, every cent counts and will be greatly appreciated.

 

With love and deepest gratitude,

 

Jess

$2,775

MONEY RAISED
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  • Aaron and Season Evans

     

  • Fraziers

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Justin Linnan

    $50

  • The Herman's

    $50

  • celebrate life

    $180

  • Ilana Goldfarb

    $50

  • Andrew Walshe

    $100

  • AR and UD

    $100

  • Ginny & Jim Bush

    $50

  • Reiko & Stéphane

    $50

  • Michael & Allison Rothstein

    $50

  • Z

     

  • Laura & Mari

    $25

  • slando

    $50

  • Lou Couto

    $50

  • Brian Sellers

     

  • Jen Rivet

    $50

  • Ebert

    $50

  • Aizenstain Family

     

  • Joseph Sciortino

    $50

  • Mike & Susan Hickey

    $100

  • Steiger

    $25

  • The Fraziers

     

  • James Leblanc

    $25

  • Adam Civalier

    $100

  • SinCane

    $25

  • To Life

    $90

  • Jaya I

    $50

  • Matt Henrich

    $50

  • Christine Hung

    $25

  • Jim Dion

    $50

  • CA,INC

    $530

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278% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $20,375 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Michael Molite

Amount Raised

$3,225

 

129% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

The Tildens

Amount Raised

$2,870

 

191% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Purcell

Amount Raised

$2,775

 

278% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Henry Mazurek

Amount Raised

$2,300

Fundraiser Title

Gerard Riso

Amount Raised

$2,135

 

142% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Fred Lado

Amount Raised

$1,525

 

51% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Billy Heaton

Amount Raised

$1,320

 

132% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Surette

Amount Raised

$1,250

 

125% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

CA,INC

CA,INC

DONATION: $530

1 year ago

Jim Dion

Jim Dion

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Christine Hung

Christine Hung

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Matt Henrich

Matt Henrich

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Jaya I

Jaya I

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

To Life

To Life

DONATION: $90

To Life 1 year ago

SinCane

SinCane

DONATION: $25

Because I love the Zees 1 year ago

Adam Civalier

Adam Civalier

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

James Leblanc

James Leblanc

DONATION: $25

Great Cause! 1 year ago

The Fraziers

The Fraziers

Jess Z 1 year ago