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Raring To Go for CHI - TEAM JAIMIE

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Jaimie Whittaker

THE STORY:

Hi, my name is Jaimie and I am an active and energetic 7 year-old girl. I spent most of my first 6 months of life in hospitals. That time of my life and the prolonged hospitalizations required my parents to be away from home and work, and intense home medical regimens were needed (when I was home), creating a source of constant worry. I was diagnosed with Congenital Hyperinsulinism (HI) and flew to the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital when I was 4 months old. HI is a disease causing dangerously low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) due to the overproduction of insulin. Every year HI babies suffer permanent brain damage or death, and other challenges, due to the effects of low blood sugars. With the diagnosis of KATP channel HI, I had 40% of my pancreas removed with a special technique (pancreatic head resection) called a Roux-en-Y. I had complications and ended up having a second surgery. With this specialized procedure, I required a team of endocrinologists, radiologist, pathologist and surgeons. With the focal lesion removed, I was pronounced cured from HI. My parents are still concerned about my future health uncertainties. We are so grateful to the wonderful team at CHOP…they saved my life! The funds I raise will be added to the CHI Research Fund for studies designed to improve the diagnosis, therapy, research, and quality of life for those affected by HI. This is a great time to donate since the first $50,000 that is raised is matched by the University of Pennsylvania. HI is often overlooked, misdiagnosed, and mistreated; due to a lack of awareness of this rare disease…let’s help to change that!

The Million Dollar Bike Ride is on May 7th, in Philadelphia. I will complete my ride either on May 6, 7, or 8 (depends on the weather). The deadline to contribute is on May 21st, 2016.

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$881

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jacob Whittaker

    $25

  • Anne Beauchamp Wilson

    $25

  • Sophie Senneville

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Celine and Ken

    $101

  • Terese and Steven

    $102

  • Ryan, Liam and Grace Angers

    $25

  • Scott and Julie

    $103

  • Maurice and Jean Lamica

    $100

  • Nanny and Yaya

    $100

  • Kristie

    $25

  • James Burnett

    $50

  • Dean Clark

    $25

  • Linda Gauvin

    $25

  • Jane Whittaker

    $25

  • Gail Lamica

    $25

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252% Raised of $350 Goal

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Donor Comments

Gail Lamica

Gail Lamica

DONATION: $25

Go go go Jaimie!!! You got this!!!!ð 1 year ago

Jane Whittaker

Jane Whittaker

DONATION: $25

Go Jaimie Go 1 year ago

Linda Gauvin

Linda Gauvin

DONATION: $25

Way to go Jamie! You have such a big heart! â 1 year ago

Dean Clark

Dean Clark

DONATION: $25

Best of luck, Jaimie 1 year ago

James Burnett

James Burnett

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Kristie

Kristie

DONATION: $25

What an amazing, brave, generous girl you are! What an awesome way to help others! Way to go! 1 year ago

Nanny and Yaya

Nanny and Yaya

DONATION: $100

Go Jaimie Go! We love you!! 1 year ago

Maurice and Jean Lamica

Maurice and Jean Lamica

DONATION: $100

For Jaimie 1 year ago

Scott and Julie

Scott and Julie

DONATION: $103

Done! + $1 more! Go Jaimie. We're so proud of you!!! 1 year ago

Ryan, Liam and Grace Angers

Ryan, Liam and Grace Angers

DONATION: $25

1 year ago