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Tri for Parker

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BENEFITING: TRAIN 4 AUTISM

EVENT DATE: Nov 16, 2014

Richard Lee

THE STORY:

Most of you know my son, Parker who recently turned 9 years old, and we very much enjoyed celebrating his sweet spirit and brave heart.  He loves Disney's Cars, eating lots of pasta, listening to music, and really, really loves the ocean!  There's no sweeter sound that warms our hearts than hearing his beautiful giggles throughout the day.

He is many wonderful things. Many of you may not know that he is also a child with severe autism and is still currently non-verbal.  Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that becomes evident in early childhood. Individuals with autism struggle with verbal and non-verbal communication and also exhibit numerous physical disorders, including epilepsy, sleep disorders, anxiety disorders, digestive disorders, and allergies. 1 in 88 children in the US will be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (Centers for Disease Control, 2012).

It was a few years ago that I realized I needed to get back into shape.  Raising 4 boys and practicing full time was tiring enough but I was always physically and emotionally drained.  So with the help of a few neighbors, I started crossfit and running, moved to triathlons last year, and completed my first full Ironman Race last fall. The physical activity has been therapeutic for me and given me a chance to spend time with old friends and make new ones. Most importantly, my solitary morning trainings have been a time that I could truly reconnect with God and appreciate all the blessings and burdens He has provided.

On Sunday, November 16, 2014, I will be participating in my second Ironman Triathlon in Tempe, Arizona.

There is no cure for Autism. However, numerous educational, behavioral, biomedical, and related interventions have been proven effective in improving symptomology in individuals with this diagnosis. 

I am fundraising on behalf of Train 4 Autism( T4A), a foundation dedicated to bringing together a community of athletes, physically active, and socially conscious people who are committed to raising awareness and funds for research and treatment for those living with Autism and their families.

Please join me in making a donation today. I am asking for donations of $14.06 to represent the 140.6 miles (2.4mile swim, 112mile ride and 26.2 run) I’ll be covering this coming Sunday. As I race, I will be praying for Parker and all the amazing families we have met through this journey.

$4,460

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $15

  • scott kim

    $140

  • anonymous

    $25

  • Ken Lee

    $100

  • Jay Chu

    $140

  • Julie Bodine

    $20

  • anonymus

    $15

  • John Kim

    $50

  • Brian Hong

    $500

  • Caroline Bai Marcisz

    $30

  • Ogden Family

    $100

  • Salon Lujon

    $100

  • The Manetta's

    $15

  • Rob Lee

    $140

  • Yi family and Scout

    $50

  • Richard Chu

    $100

  • Crystal Moon and family

    $150

  • patricia s-maser

    $100

  • Marjon, Saied & Sina

    $200

  • Larry and Linh Ding

    $100

  • Dani Daniels

    $25

  • Carol Choi

    $50

  • Frank kim

    $20

  • Susie J. Oh

    $140

  • Sam & Julie Chung

    $140

  • David Kim

    $100

  • Sadie Sohn

    $20

  • anson wong

    $140

  • Sabastian & Donna Huynh

    $140

  • David Han

    $100

  • Kevin Hszieh

    $300

  • Nico kim

    $50

  • Shawn DAurelio

    $25

  • Annie & Eddie

    $100

  • Gene and Anya

    $140

  • Gary and Angela Hszieh

    $200

  • The McGuires

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $140

  • Alan and Bessie Cheng

    $50

  • The Matranga Family

    $400

  • Paul and Elizabeth

    $50

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446% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,460 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Richard Lee

Amount Raised

$4,460

 

446% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Paul and Elizabeth

Paul and Elizabeth

DONATION: $50

Parker is very lucky to have you and Eugenia as parents! Have a great race on Sunday! 3 years ago

The Matranga Family

The Matranga Family

DONATION: $400

3 years ago

Alan and Bessie Cheng

Alan and Bessie Cheng

DONATION: $50

You inspire us! Love you guys.... 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $140

Just keep going... 3 years ago

The McGuires

The McGuires

DONATION: $40

Good luck Richard! 3 years ago

Gary and Angela Hszieh

Gary and Angela Hszieh

DONATION: $200

Best wishes to having a great race!! 3 years ago

Gene and Anya

Gene and Anya

DONATION: $140

Go Richard!! 3 years ago

Annie & Eddie

Annie & Eddie

DONATION: $100

Proud of you, Rich and love your family. 3 years ago

Shawn DAurelio

Shawn DAurelio

DONATION: $25

Richard, it's been a pleasure training w you. Your going to do great and what a wonderful cause!! Tri for Parker!!! Go get em!! 3 years ago

Nico kim

Nico kim

DONATION: $50

To my awesome uncle, dentist, and friend Parker....I love you! 3 years ago