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2017 RUN FOR AUTISM - NYC Marathon

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THE STORY:

My 15 year old daughter, Sarah, was recently diagnosed with ASD level 1.  Her journey to the diagnosis took her through a very rough childhood with bullying, expulsion from the third grade, even bullying from parents of classmates, years of home schooling, expulsion from a summer camp last August where she was bullied and ostracized because of her inability to understand her peers actions, an eight day hospitalization at Vanderbilt last Thanksgiving where she was put on anti-depressants that made her psychotic for two months after, and finally admission to an incredible residential treatment center in Asheville where she has been off all medications and was diagnosed. And all this because of ignorance - and I mean that not in a mean way.  Sarah was so close to "normal" that her "different" was interpreted as "bad".

  And looking back, all her behavior makes so much sense.  Yet seeing both a weekly psychologist and monthly psychiatrist visits since age 6 and multiple teachers and even with our intense research, she was never diagnosed until more intense peer relations were needed as she reached adolescence. Now she is receiving the support and help she deserves and needs at this wonderful Asheville treatment center.

  There is so much to learn about this diagnosis and one of the ways I feel I can help is to raise awareness and to raise money.  Please donate using the button to the upper right. All proceeds go directly to OAR - Organization for Autism Research.


- Sam


WHY RUN FOR AUTISM?

1 in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. By donating to 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:

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To This Fundraiser

$825

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Stacy Castor

    $50

  • Christine Martin & Zoey

    $50

  • Nancy Whaley

    $50

  • James, Miles and RED

    $300

  • Kyle & Christina Pettine

    $50

  • Allison Tibaldi

     

  • Patricia Meisler

    $50

  • The Daleys

    $100

  • Rick Pollard

    $75

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28% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $48,605 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Hillary Minicucci

Amount Raised

$5,955

 

40% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Brian Polizzi

Amount Raised

$4,976

 

83% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Jessica Polizzi

Amount Raised

$3,670

 

61% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Bernie Hill

Amount Raised

$3,300

 

110% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Patrick Hoatlin

Amount Raised

$3,085

 

103% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Neil Barron

Amount Raised

$3,075

 

62% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hari Ravichandran

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chuckie Parker

Amount Raised

$2,745

 

92% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Rick Pollard

Rick Pollard

DONATION: $75

Great luck for this deserving organization! 17 hours ago

The Daleys

The Daleys

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Patricia Meisler

Patricia Meisler

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Allison Tibaldi

Allison Tibaldi

In Memory of Joyce and Howard Hyman, who loved Sarah very much 2 weeks ago

Kyle & Christina Pettine

Kyle & Christina Pettine

DONATION: $50

Good luck! Run like the wind! 2 weeks ago

James, Miles and RED

James, Miles and RED

DONATION: $300

2 weeks ago

Nancy Whaley

Nancy Whaley

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Christine Martin & Zoey

Christine Martin & Zoey

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Dr. Sam 2 weeks ago

Stacy Castor

Stacy Castor

DONATION: $50

Good luck 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago