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Team Perkins Boston Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: Perkins School For The Blind

ORGANIZER: Perkins School For The Blind

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: May 16, 2012

Heather Drury

THE STORY:

Hi!!

I am so excited to be announcing that I am going to be running the 2012 Boston Marathon as part of the Perkins School for the Blind Marathon Team!!  The first question that probably comes to mind is "WHY??".  The answer to that is very simple for me, my daughter, Paige. 

Paige was born in 2003 and shortly after her arrival we were told some devastating news, our little girl was blind.  After multiple trips to multiple doctors in multiple states, we were told that she was totally blind as a result of a rare genetic disorder for which there is currently no cure. 

At that point we had two options, lose ourselves in our despair or seek out resources to help us help  our little girl lead the best life possible.  As hard as it was, we opted for option 2.  One of the first resources we came across was Perkins School for the Blind.  All of a sudden we weren't all alone in this new, unknown, and very scary world we had been thrust into.  There were professionals that helped to guide the way and other parents that understood what we were going through. We learned that Paige would be okay, she would take a different path than we had imagined, but she would be okay.

Over the past eight years, Perkins has become an invaluable source of knowledge, support and comfort for both me and Paige.  It is one of the only places that Paige can go and just be Paige, not Paige, the blind girl.  She doesn't have to explain to anyone there what her cane is or what braille is....she is just one of the kids, she doesn't get left behind...she doesn't get left out....she is just a carefree little girl.....to me that is priceless. (Shhhh, don't tell Paige, but she also actually learns a tremendous amount during her visits to Perkins!!)

It is way outside my comfort zone to ask for help, but I figure Paige meets new challenges and steps outside her comfort zone on a daily basis, the least I can do is step up to this fundraising challenge and step outside my comfort zone, so here it is.....

I am asking...

"Please help me to raise money for this incredible institution that gives so much to the children that they serve, please help Perkins continue to provide amazing experiences for Paige. Please help me to help Paige."

I am doing this for Paige and I will do whatever it takes to succeed in running this marathon, but I need your help to succeed in the fundraising portion.... so go ahead and click on that orange donate button.....(please, please, please!!!)

or if you prefer to make gifts offline - via checks - please make checks payable to Perkins School for the Blind, reference MY name in the memo section, and then mail to:

  • Perkins School for the Blind
  • Attn: Boston Marathon
  • 175 North Beacon St
  • Watertown, MA 02472

And if you feel comfortable doing so,  please feel free to share this page with your friends and families.

I GREATLY appreciate any and all of your help.

 

$14,414

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brian Berube and Susan Wolff

     

  • Patrick Ganz

    $10

  • Krista and Bruce Hunt

    $100

  • Katy Baetz-Matthews, Bill, Scott & Claire Matthews

     

  • Debra Margolis & Robert Dorf

    $100

  • Michele, Tom, Jack & Max

    $52

  • Karen and Jon Simon and Family

    $50

  • Andrea Delorie

     

  • Amber and Mark Sarno

    $50

  • Maureen & Ron Brousseau

    $50

  • John and Karen Dugan

    $50

  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Drury

    $500

  • Mr. and Mrs. William B. Henry

    $25

  • Maribeth Seely

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. David W. Gregory

    $100

  • Kirby and Paula Christenen

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Greaves

     

  • The Edelheit Family

    $50

  • Jeanne "Mrs. G" Greene

    $40

  • Jan Peterson

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. William H. Feldmann

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. David P. McDonald

    $100

  • BIsco Peterson

     

  • Sullivan Family

    $100

  • Edie & Harry Sullivan

    $25

  • Walter & Fran Kudzia

    $100

  • Jamie & Linda Nusbaum

    $25

  • Garry & Julie DeBlasis

    $25

  • The Maher Family

    $200

  • Ms. Susan G. Remick

    $50

  • Camille and Bruce Healy

    $100

  • BIll, Bethany, Drew, and Lily

    $25

  • Christine & Larry Thoreson

    $50

  • Laura Cowperthwait

     

  • Laura Cowperthwait

     

  • Collin & Ian Myta

    $25

  • Lori English

    $50

  • The VT Gregorys

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. David Symonds

    $100

  • Avram Family

     

  • Fontana family

    $25

  • Don & Sam Brock

    $1,000

  • Louise Berube

    $50

  • Betsy Schrock

    $100

  • Marie & Guy Berube

    $200

  • The DiPiazza Family

    $100

  • The Berubes (Kevin and Kami)

    $50

  • Christine Moree

    $50

  • Mr. John Moore

    $1,000

  • Margie and Luis Mills-Leon

    $100

  • Mrs. Judith Delorie

    $100

  • Mr. William Bogue

    $100

  • Faith Horter

    $50

  • Becky Connolly

     

  • Tedd, Carol, MacKenzie & Christopher Gifford

    $50

  • Mrs. Helen M. Hughes

    $100

  • Tom & Sue Fitzgerald

    $50

  • Liz & Charlie Whynacht

    $50

  • The Nestor Family

    $25

  • The Delorie Family

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Clegg

    $25

  • Ms. Barbara A. Donnelly

    $50

  • Catie Mills

    $25

  • The MacElhiney Family

    $500

  • Mr. Steven M. Rothstein

    $100

  • Denise & Phillip Brown

    $25

  • Collin, Kylie, Kathy, & Scott Martin

    $50

  • Lynn & Justin Walters

    $50

  • EJ, Karen, Jacqueline & Jillian Foley

    $100

  • Redding Family (Carrie, Kevin, Kailey & Erin)

    $50

  • Bouzakis Inc. (Church and Main Deli)

    $1,100

  • Mr. Brian O. Hassan

    $25

  • Chet and Margy Pelka

    $100

  • Kristina Giliberto

    $100

  • Hebron Avenue School 3rd Graders

    $532

  • Gideon Welles School

    $360

  • Ha Ming

    $20

  • The Lorraine Family

    $50

  • Mendoza Family

    $50

  • Joe and Tracy Williams

    $100

  • McKee Family

    $100

  • Janet Scalise & Family

    $25

  • Gaudet Family

    $50

  • The Gurge Family

     

  • The Tandons

    $50

  • Julia Symonds

    $10

  • Jill Grieveson

    $40

  • Elaine Barnes

    $50

  • Alex and Heather Sherman

     

  • Peggy and John Bellwoar

    $100

  • The Luca Family

    $100

  • Lori Cummiskey

    $100

  • The Eager Family

    $75

  • Erin O'Brien

    $50

  • Carol and David Fishman

     

  • Gerry & Cathy Richard

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The LaManna family

    $50

  • The McLaughlin Family

    $50

  • Ms. Andrea K. Allen

    $50

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288% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $73,333 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Heather Drury

Amount Raised

$14,414

 

288% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Cote

Amount Raised

$11,695

 

234% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Spindler

Amount Raised

$7,535

 

151% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Smith

Amount Raised

$7,415

Fundraiser Title

Richard Muscio

Amount Raised

$6,143

Fundraiser Title

Terry Harvill

Amount Raised

$5,875

 

118% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patricia Aylas

Amount Raised

$5,872

 

117% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathryn Traut

Amount Raised

$5,795

Donor Comments

Ms. Andrea K. Allen

Ms. Andrea K. Allen

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

The McLaughlin Family

The McLaughlin Family

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

The LaManna family

The LaManna family

DONATION: $50

Congratulations! Amazing. 7 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

7 years ago

Gerry & Cathy Richard

Gerry & Cathy Richard

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Carol and David Fishman

Carol and David Fishman

In honor of Paige and Heather 7 years ago

Erin O'Brien

Erin O'Brien

DONATION: $50

Good luck today! Drink lots of water. 7 years ago

The Eager Family

The Eager Family

DONATION: $75

7 years ago

Lori Cummiskey

Lori Cummiskey

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

The Luca Family

The Luca Family

DONATION: $100

We are so proud of you Heather! Be careful out there tomorrow! XOXO 7 years ago