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EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK HALF MARATHON 2017

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We made it!!!
March 20, 2017

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to send one last note and say, "thanks." I was able to raise more than my intended goal and got to run in an amazing  See more
Robert Surette

THE STORY:

Hi everyone,

First and foremost, thank you for visiting my page. I am running the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon as a member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York (EFMNY) Team.  

 

I am asking that you assist me in reaching my goal to raise money for this great organization. The Epilepsy Foundation is a cause that hits home for me. Currently, I am a police officer with Harvard University Police Department in Cambridge, MA. Previously, I was a police officer for the Town of Lincoln, MA for 15 years. I am married to the most amazing and supportive woman (Teresa) and father of three incredible children, Gabriella (10 years old), Anna (6 years old) and Saige (2 years old). In 2008, when I was 30 years old, I began to experience "episodes" where I would feel like I was having an out of body experience and would space out for a few seconds. These episodes were infrequent at first, but over time they became a regularly occurring thing.  

In the beginning, I chalked these episodes up to being over tired, but when they started happening multiple times a day I finally went to see my primary care physician who referred me to a Neurologist at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. After undergoing numerous EEG's, MRI's, and a slew of other tests they diagnosed me with complex partial seizures. This was a very scary time for me as a father and as a police officer as I did not know what was going to happen.  

Through the testing, the doctors found a small tumor on my Pituitary gland. The doctors do not believe that this was causing my seizures, but scary nonetheless. I never had a seizure in my life prior to my 30th year on this earth.

With the help of medication, my seizures are controlled. I have an annual EEG and all have come back unmarked. The cause for my seizures still remains a mystery. I have now been seizure free for 7 years.  

Having this scare in my life has caused me to be very grateful for my health and all the things I love. I want to take this opportunity to raise money for a cause that helps those that suffer from Epilepsy and raise money and awareness to help with their battles and day to day life.  

-Thank you,

Bob

 

The Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York is an official charity partner of the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon!

When you support Team EFMNY, you are helping us raise epilepsy awareness and further our Into The Light programs, which are free of charge, open to all and serve to empower individuals and families affected by epilepsy and seizure disorder. These programs let others know they are not alone, and assist those navigating through life with epilepsy by providing information on access to treatments, resources and a supportive community.

The NYC Half provides you with an opportunity to transform lives in a direct and meaningful way. By supporting the runners of Team EFMNY, you can truly make every mile count.

 

$1,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom Heller

    $25

  • Courtney Giannetti

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kimberly Stirling

    $50

  • Tom H

    $100

  • #91

    $50

  • Michael Brook

    $25

  • Jim Flaherty

     

  • Jack O'Kane

    $25

  • Wei Ming Wong & Travis Barbur

    $100

  • Maria Canino

     

  • Michael Allen

    $25

  • Dave and Andrea Ball

    $25

  • PJ Chierus

    $50

  • Angie Kerr

    $25

  • Auntie Ruth

    $100

  • marty

    $50

  • wayne Gabaree

    $25

  • Amy Zielinski

     

  • Amy Yeager

    $25

  • Katelyn Pohlman

     

  • Stephen & Jean Mathis

    $100

  • karen surette

    $35

  • Craig Campbell

    $25

  • Megan Harvey

    $25

  • William Carlo

    $50

  • Michelle Cresta

    $100

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125% 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

Michelle Cresta

Michelle Cresta

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

William Carlo

William Carlo

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Megan Harvey

Megan Harvey

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

karen surette

karen surette

DONATION: $35

1 year ago

Stephen & Jean Mathis

Stephen & Jean Mathis

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Katelyn Pohlman

Katelyn Pohlman

1 year ago

Amy Yeager

Amy Yeager

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Amy Zielinski

Amy Zielinski

1 year ago

wayne Gabaree

wayne Gabaree

DONATION: $25

1 year ago