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2017 RUN FOR AUTISM - NYC Marathon

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THE STORY:

I am not sure how to begin this, so I will just dive right in. Some of you may know, others may not, my nephew Charlie was diagnosed with Autism last year ago. What had been suspected, had been confirmed. Today I was honored to be accepted as a member of the Organization for Autism Research's(OAR) Run for Autism team and will be running this year's New York Marathon. I have set a goal to raise $3000 through fundraising, and am hopeful that we will not only meet this goal, but to crush it.

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) was created in December 2001 – the product of the shared vision and unique life experiences of OAR’s seven founders. Led by these parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum, OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. It was sobering to learn that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) impacts 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls). This disorder allows my nephew to be able to count to 100 by 19's and spell words such as celebrate and contagious (a word which spell check reminded me I misspelled...misspelled...whatever spellcheck!!). 

 

I reached out to my brother to discuss the challenges he experiences on a daily basis. Mark discussed how Charlie had missed his first milestone, he was not talking at the 2 year mark, which alerted his physician there may be an issue. Testing was recommended which revealed Charlie had a learning delay. Charlie was finally diagnosed with Autism one year ago. 

 

My brother talked about the high demand, low supply for services saying Charlie has been on a wait list for a year and how, even with insurance, the cost of therapy becomes prohibitive. Mark and Holly focus on the "aha" moments when Charlie is able to complete a sentence they start and the achievements he has demonstrated in school. Mark, Holly and Charlie are lucky, they have the support of family, friends and teachers, but there are many more children who do not have the same resources.

 

My part is easy. All I have to do is run. The challenges faced by families impacted by ASP are many. Although, in talking with my brother, he does not view these as challenges. He and Holly simply love Charlie and will continue to do whatever they need to ensure Charlie has every opportunity to live a happy and fulfilling life. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY RUN FOR AUTISM?

1 in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. By joining the RUN FOR AUTISM team, you're supporting OAR's mission to fund research and resources that help people with autism and their families today.

Here are some of the ways that OAR uses the funds raised by the RUN FOR AUTISM team:

$3,085

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Linda Johnson

    $50

  • Mimi Zielinski

    $25

  • Cheryl Greeson

    $14

  • Anonymous

    $65

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Janet Combs

    $15

  • Brett Jewett

    $28

  • Troy Hemann

    $10

  • Steve Nino Badour

    $100

  • Jerry Pringle

    $28

  • Amber - Square 13!

    $10

  • Mark Hoatlin

    $126

  • Laurie Shaw

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jonathan Hoatlin

    $35

  • Mary Hoatlin

    $250

  • Grandma and Grandpa Hunsicker

    $100

  • Don and Kathy Berquist

     

  • Terry and Barb Hoatlin

    $100

  • Michael Hoatlin

    $24

  • Beth Reid

    $100

  • Mary Carley

    $25

  • Tracey F.

     

  • Carol & Carl Spencer

    $25

  • Maureen Hoatlin & Tom Brown

    $100

  • Joe Franke

    $25

  • Robin O'Donnell

    $14

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Robert Hoatlin

    $28

  • Jody Naimo

    $50

  • Kathy and Kirby

    $25

  • Karen Padron

    $15

  • Mimi Zielinski

    $25

  • Bill Askew

    $25

  • Theresa White

    $30

  • Mel Murphy

    $25

  • Avis Ayers

    $20

  • Brett Jewett

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $104

  • Michelle Payton

    $25

  • Pat Gesell

    $50

  • Todd Glieden

     

  • Rhonda Meacham

    $25

  • Avis Ayers

    $40

  • Pat Gesell

    $20

  • Mimi Zielinski

    $50

  • Jon Hoatlin

    $20

  • Andrea Meury

    $10

  • Russlyn Gesell

    $25

  • Jeff Pomeroy

    $25

  • Scott Hanten

    $10

  • Andrew

    $20

  • Tom and Karen Rozanski

    $25

  • Mike Bufano

    $100

  • The Irwin's

     

  • Terry Hoatlin

    $25

  • Janet Combs

    $15

  • Uncle Mike

    $20

  • Uncle Robb

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $125

  • Ashleigh Alcumbrack

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Reed and Ally Hunsicker

    $150

  • Tracy Weadley

    $50

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103% Raised of$3,000 Goal

The Team: $81,195 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Hillary Minicucci

Amount Raised

$7,313

 

49% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Polizzi

Amount Raised

$5,126

 

103% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Neil Barron

Amount Raised

$4,695

 

94% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sam Meisler

Amount Raised

$4,230

 

141% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bernie Hill

Amount Raised

$3,900

 

130% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Polizzi

Amount Raised

$3,895

 

130% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angela Brun

Amount Raised

$3,593

 

120% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Huck Hausmann

Amount Raised

$3,550

 

118% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Tracy Weadley

Tracy Weadley

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Reed and Ally Hunsicker

Reed and Ally Hunsicker

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Ashleigh Alcumbrack

Ashleigh Alcumbrack

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $125

2 years ago

Uncle Robb

Uncle Robb

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Uncle Mike

Uncle Mike

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Janet Combs

Janet Combs

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Terry Hoatlin

Terry Hoatlin

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Irwin's

The Irwin's

Tribute for Charlie Hoatlin 2 years ago