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NYC Marathon and ING Hartford Marathon for Ray McPadden

Organized by: Patty Taylor

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THE STORY:

My name is Patty Taylor and I own Taylor-Made Fitness in Shelton CT. I am registered to run the ING Hartford Marathon on 10/11 and the NYC Marathon on 11/2. I feel blessed to have the ability to cross the finish lines of 7 previous marathons including Chicago, Vermont and Marine Corps in Washington DC. This will be my 3rd marathon in Hartford CT. Sometimes we need a reason to run 26.2 miles. I know i can do it. This year i just want to do what i love to help someone else. I want to run for Ray McPadden. I have 3 children and live in Shelton, actually the next street over from this family. I can't imagine their struggles in the past year and a half, but i am truly inspired by the strength and courage of Mary Beth. Please help raise money to help this family that truly needs our support. Here is Ray's story:

As most of you may already know, Marybeth Gauthier McPadden's son Ray (aka Super Ray & Ray-Ray) was diagnosed with cancer several months ago and went through chemo. He went in for his PET scan, and unfortunately it wasn't good news. Ray had new tumors. In Marybeth’s words “The fact that they appeared and grew while he was undergoing chemo means that they are resistant to the type of chemo the doctors were using. That type of chemotherapy has a 92% to 95% cure rate, but, unfortunately, Ray fell outside of those percentages. He is being admitted to the hospital on Monday for a bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap, followed by a week of intensive inpatient chemotherapy and two more spinal taps. From there, he will return to the hospital every two to three weeks for another week of inpatient chemo. This will continue for the next five to six months. The chemo he will be getting now is much stronger than what he already received and it will be much harder on his body. It is going to be a very long and difficult road for him, but we all know that he is tough enough to beat this monster...And he WILL beat it!”

This means that Marybeth won’t be able to work all that much, if at all, during the coming months. As you all know, Marybeth's husband passed away in February 2013, so this will be a financially difficult time for her.

This family has been dealing with a lot more than any one family should. They’ve been amazingly strong. In addition to prayers, love and support, they could use some extra help over the coming months.

Marybeth’s FB page is filled with words of encouragement and offers to help. One friend said it perfectly, “Ray Ray is going to not only beat this, but he will come out stronger and better. His guardian angel will be sure of that.”

$3,770

 

126% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

     

  • The Blanchette Family

     

  • Liz Z

     

  • Paul L

     

  • Donna S.

    $50

  • Jeff Whitney

    $100

  • The DaSilva's

    $30

  • Cooper Family

    $100

  • Joanna Brooks

    $40

  • Matt Sember

    $25

  • The Bures Family

    $50

  • Reddy family

    $50

  • Carolyn Cargnel & Lou Cutaneo

    $100

  • George & Linda Pavlakis

    $30

  • Andrade Family

    $100

  • Kevin J. Fox

    $100

  • Paulette Kuntz

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Maureen Magner

     

  • Mel

    $100

  • Meldrum Family

    $100

  • The Gencarelli Family

    $50

  • The Weiss Family

    $50

  • Summer summer summertime

     

  • Jackie Kuziak

    $100

  • alison sastram

    $25

  • Gail

    $50

  • Elicia Quinn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Michele Coscia

    $25

  • Missypro

    $25

  • Cheryl Brennan

    $50

  • Daconto Family

    $100

  • In memory of Leah Jansen and Odele Newmier

    $100

  • Stacey Brennan..proud supporter of Patty and Super Ray!

    $50

  • Deb Stengel

    $100

  • Jeanine Stevener

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • TAYLOR MADE FITNESS DONATIONS

    $200

  • The Gasiorowski Family

     

  • Nicole And Bill Charney

    $100

  • Michele Dingwall

    $25

  • Donni Danuto

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Chuma Family

    $100

  • Kim Percivalle

    $40

  • Carrie Polk

    $40

  • Danny & d

    $50

  • Tim and Siobhan Badeaux

    $20

  • Kelly Lewis

    $250

  • The Dapp Family

    $25

  • Stacie Rich

    $25

  • The flood's

    $50

  • Jo-Ann Lodice

    $250

  • Liz Leonard

    $100

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Donor Comments

Liz Leonard

Liz Leonard

DONATION: $100

Run Patty! Run Ray! 4 years ago

Jo-Ann Lodice

Jo-Ann Lodice

DONATION: $250

In memory of Ray jr. Mikey's dad. Known Mikey through Evan since they were little! 4 years ago

The flood's

The flood's

DONATION: $50

Go Patty!!! 4 years ago

Stacie Rich

Stacie Rich

DONATION: $25

Patty you are awesome! Good luck! Keep fighting Super Ray! You are a hero buddy! 4 years ago

The Dapp Family

The Dapp Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Tim and Siobhan Badeaux

Tim and Siobhan Badeaux

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Danny & d

Danny & d

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Carrie Polk

Carrie Polk

DONATION: $40

Stay strong Patty! 4 years ago

Kim Percivalle

Kim Percivalle

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

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