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Carrie Watson's Fundraiser:

Race for the Place 2018

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Why I run...
January 23, 2017

My story: I have never been a runner. I repeat... Not. A. Runner.  In August, our youngest daughter (Catey) casually mentioned joining the  See more
Carrie Watson

THE STORY:

My story: I have never been a runner. I repeat... Not. A. Runner. 

In August, our youngest daughter (Catey) casually mentioned joining the Mitchell's Place, Race for the Place running group. Basically, a couch to 5k group that would prepare her for a relay team that would raise money to benefit Mitchell's Place. Some small piece of me was intrigued and I thought, "what the heck, I'll give it a try". First group run, I said "no way". Second week I said "I can't do this". Every single time I followed with, "Liam works so much harder than this every single day. He never gives up. I can do this. I can do this."

Fast forward 6 mos. I met the couch to 5k goal, I met the 10k goal and now it's time for my first 1/2 marathon!! No relay team, it's all on me. I can't thank Run University and Danny Haralson enough for the coaching and encouragement. I'm very excited and hope that you will help with the fundraising piece of my goal!! In advance, I thank you and the children at Mitchell's Place thank you also!

 

 

 

Liam's story:

When our grandson Liam was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder two weeks after his second birthday, he was almost totally non-verbal.  He could not communicate his needs or wants appropriately.  He did not initiate play with his twin sister or other peers.  Liam did not respond to his name or other verbal prompts.  He did not seek out affection or comfort from us at all.  

Fast forward: Currently, at age 4, Liam has a full vocabulary and is able to communicate his needs and wants with ease.  He initiates play with his siblings and his peers.  He loves to be hugged, thrives on praise and affection, and can follow verbal prompts.  

We credit his progress over the past year and a half to Mitchell's Place.  The structure of the school day, the therapies, and the integration of typically developing peers has helped Liam find his words and develop social skills.

We are confident that Mitchell's Place is giving Liam his very best chance to be fully prepared for a transition into public school by kindergarden.  

Please help support this non-profit orginization by making a donation.  

Thank you in advance for helping unlock potential :)

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To This Fundraiser

$2,015

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ingrid Law

    $20

  • Terry Blair

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Carolyn Lundemo

    $50

  • Ann Morgan Tingle

    $250

  • Will

     

  • MICHAEL DOVE

    $50

  • Rachel Gunn

    $50

  • Vernon

    $250

  • Lauri Derecki

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rachelle Mouron

    $25

  • Ellen Arterburn

    $75

  • Pop Pop and Bibi

    $100

  • Karen Salter

    $100

  • Rebecca Pitts

    $100

  • Ricky & Cathy Morgan

    $100

  • Michele

    $100

  • Terri Hydrick

    $25

  • The Uptons

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Leslie Scarborough

    $25

  • Sephra & Brian Faulknier R+F

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $12,535 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jarvis Wright

Amount Raised

$2,125

Fundraiser Title

Carrie Watson

Amount Raised

$2,015

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Catey Hall

Amount Raised

$1,615

 

32% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Simon McVey

Amount Raised

$1,205

 

46% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MITCHELLS PLACE INC

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

3% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ginger Kerby

Amount Raised

$885

 

89% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Kowalczyk

Amount Raised

$600

 

60% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Rhiannon Reed

Amount Raised

$580

 

116% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Sephra & Brian Faulknier R+F

Sephra & Brian Faulknier R+F

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Leslie Scarborough

Leslie Scarborough

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

The Uptons

The Uptons

DONATION: $50

ð 2 years ago

Terri Hydrick

Terri Hydrick

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Michele

Michele

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ricky & Cathy Morgan

Ricky & Cathy Morgan

DONATION: $100

In honor of Neenaw & 94 years of determination! 2 years ago

Rebecca Pitts

Rebecca Pitts

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Karen Salter

Karen Salter

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Pop Pop and Bibi

Pop Pop and Bibi

DONATION: $100

In honor of Carrie and sweet Liam, and in memory of Lon's Dad. 2 years ago