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Sam Meisler's Fundraiser:

2017 RUN FOR AUTISM - NYC Marathon

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Made it through!
November 05, 2017

Thanks to all the wonderful people who donated to this great cause! Got through the NYC Marathon today in 4 hrs 58 min. Thank you again and also  See more
Sam Meisler

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:

$4,230

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

  • Josh Hemphill State Farm

    $100

  • State Farm

    $100

  • Sue Mitchell

    $25

  • Cardona-Foxes in Italy :)

    $100

  • Mark Benson

    $50

  • Kim & Chuck Godby

    $35

  • K-Kin Fairbank

    $100

  • Amy, Nina, and Mollie

    $30

  • Karen Gillum, DVM Ohio

    $50

  • MARIA E PRADO

    $50

  • Lorena L French

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Buddy - Your Addison's Disease Dog

    $50

  • Aleex Conner, Artist

    $50

  • Bob and Pat Hutton

    $50

  • Evelyn and Sam N.

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ron, Jill, Brady, Bridget & Finny Ryan

    $100

  • Donna Felskie

    $100

  • Cindi and Jeff Alpert

    $100

  • Robin Hicks

    $25

  • Kay R

    $50

  • Danielle Jackson

    $50

  • Bruce and Donna Damrow

    $25

  • Heather Casciano

    $50

  • Ava Harvey

    $25

  • Sona Manzo

    $100

  • Gloria Brooke

    $300

  • Erika

    $500

  • Sheila and Frank White

    $100

  • Ashley Harris

     

  • Violaine Mitchell

    $100

  • Elizabeth Fox

    $150

  • Joshua Meisler

    $150

  • Lindsey Jones

    $100

  • Merck Animal Health

    $300

  • Gavin Baker

    $100

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141% 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

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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

Gavin Baker

Gavin Baker

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Merck Animal Health

Merck Animal Health

DONATION: $300

8 months ago

Lindsey Jones

Lindsey Jones

DONATION: $100

In honor of your precious daughter! Way to go Dr. Meisler! :) 8 months ago

Joshua Meisler

Joshua Meisler

DONATION: $150

8 months ago

Elizabeth Fox

Elizabeth Fox

DONATION: $150

Stanley 8 months ago

Violaine Mitchell

Violaine Mitchell

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Ashley Harris

Ashley Harris

For Sarah 8 months ago

Sheila and Frank White

Sheila and Frank White

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Erika

Erika

DONATION: $500

In honor of our amazing son Jalynn! The Tookes family will pray for your journey and we are looking forward to see how God uses your beautiful daughter, Sarah, in this walk that she will triumph! 8 months ago

Gloria Brooke

Gloria Brooke

DONATION: $300

9 months ago