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Lindsay Van Kirk's Fundraiser:

RUN FOR AUTISM NYC Half 2016

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Lindsay Van Kirk

THE STORY:

When my sister Aubrey was 2 years old she was diagnosed with one of the most severe cases of Autism that the Yale Child Studies Center had seen. It was 1990, and support for parents and families of children with Autism was limited. The doctor told my mother to put my sister in an institution and to start taking family vacations without her so that I wouldn't get attached to her. My parents both refused. 


24 unbelievable years later, my sister is a fully functioning adult who graduated from High School in my hometown without a classroom aid and now works with my parents at their small business and is going to school to become a personal trainer (inspired by her recent loss of over 50 pounds!) She has her driver's license, her own friends, and is one of the most loving and caring people that I know. There are good and bad days, but remembering how far she has come is an inspiration every day.


I am raising money for OAR to support their work helping children with Autism, so that every story that starts like mine can have a happy ending.

OAR focuses on applied research, and defines applied research as research that directly impacts the day-to-day quality of life of learners with autism. It entails the systematic investigation of variables associated with positive outcomes in such areas as education, communication, self care, social skills, employment, behavior, and adult and community living. OAR funds pilot studies and targeted research within specific modalities and issues affecting the autism community, primarily for studies whose outcomes offer new insights into the behavioral and social development of individuals with autism with an emphasis on communications, education, and vocational challenges.

$3,615

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joey Petrick

    $25

  • Elizabeth Kresock

    $25

  • Stephanie Sands

    $25

  • Uri Bushey

    $25

  • Tim O

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ida Blom

    $25

  • Dan Newman

    $25

  • adam rihacek

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Pablo Dominguez

    $50

  • Carlie and Connor Donovan

    $50

  • Veronique V

    $40

  • John Evans

    $25

  • Nitya Shekar

     

  • Graziano

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Laurie Schnidman

    $50

  • Lisa Shukovsky

    $50

  • Ilana Wollin

     

  • Peggy Jean-Louis

    $10

  • Judah Leeder

    $126

  • Andrew Rutledge

    $100

  • Yaro

     

  • Lisa Williams

    $25

  • Gaby Yatkowsky

    $25

  • Bryan

    $25

  • Catie Olgaard

    $25

  • Marc Angelico

    $25

  • Steve G

    $100

  • Candace Shiree

    $25

  • Melanie Lowenberg

    $25

  • Reuven

     

  • Jillian Spina

     

  • Jason Lynn

     

  • Ashley Babinecz

     

  • Srijith Nair

     

  • Felix The

    $100

  • Andie Donovan

     

  • Paola Zamora

    $25

  • Brian O'Kelley

    $250

  • AppNexus Bake Sale

    $1,489

  • Kate O'Connor

    $10

  • Amy Peppers

    $25

  • Terri P

    $50

  • roi k

     

  • Ashley Halsey Hemingway

     

  • Shields family

    $100

  • Tayler Corbisiero

     

  • Stephen Quaderer

    $50

  • Jennifer Leung

    $50

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145% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $46,331 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Carol Britton

Amount Raised

$3,655

Fundraiser Title

Lindsay Van Kirk

Amount Raised

$3,615

 

145% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heather Horner

Amount Raised

$2,840

 

95% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

aubrey callabrass

Amount Raised

$2,592

 

130% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Yadira Hernandez

Amount Raised

$2,505

 

251% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom Kersten

Amount Raised

$2,102

 

210% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alastair Wong

Amount Raised

$2,050

Fundraiser Title

Claudia Cantarella

Amount Raised

$1,900

 

158% Raised of $1,200 Goal

Donor Comments

Jennifer Leung

Jennifer Leung

DONATION: $50

Go Lindsay Go! 3 years ago

Stephen Quaderer

Stephen Quaderer

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Tayler Corbisiero

Tayler Corbisiero

3 years ago

Shields family

Shields family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Ashley Halsey Hemingway

Ashley Halsey Hemingway

3 years ago

roi k

roi k

3 years ago

Terri P

Terri P

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Amy Peppers

Amy Peppers

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kate O'Connor

Kate O'Connor

DONATION: $10

great organization, great cause, very near and dear to me 3 years ago

AppNexus Bake Sale

AppNexus Bake Sale

DONATION: $1,489

3 years ago