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BENEFITING: FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION

EVENT: The OC Marathon and Half Marathon 2013

EVENT DATE: May 05, 2013

Roman Cortez

THE STORY:

Hi everyone!

I'll be running the OC Half Marathon on May 5, 2013. It's always great to run, but even better, when you're running for a reason.

For me, it's about giving back. And this is my way to give back to my dad and to other people who are in the need of a wheelchair. Do you know how expensive they are? It's crazy ridiculous.

Free Wheelchair Mission can make a wheelchair for only $71.88. If I can raise $720, then that'll be just enough for 10 wheelchairs. Awesome! They work around the world in sending wheelchairs to hundreds of thousands of individuals with disabilities who need a wheelchair, but can't afford one. They provide not only the gift of mobility, but of dignity, independence, and hope. 

My dad was in a car accident when I was 6 years old and became a quadrapalegic. He passed away in 1993, and this year will mark his 20th anniversary. He was an awesome dad. One thing he always did was encourage me to follow my dreams, my ambitions and to always take risks. Running for me isn't really my favorite thing to do (I'm a horrible runner), but my dad would have loved to run again, especially, in an event like this.

So, help me raise a little money for people who are in need of a wheelchair. Having mobility should be a luxury we can all afford.

This is for you, Paw! =)

$1,105

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rosie Ablola

     

  • Tak Shimada

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mike, Regian, Jarod, Adam & Mia

     

  • Jon

     

  • Mom & Terry

     

  • Vanessa Bergeron

     

  • The Gonzalez Family

     

  • Amina

     

  • Jay Modic

     

  • Tak Shimada

     

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  • Anonymous

     

  • Naomi & Jason

     

  • Tiffany Marquez

     

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  • Mike Foley and Lu Foley

     

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153% Raised of $720 Goal

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The Team: $1,105 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Mike Foley and Lu Foley

Mike Foley and Lu Foley

Roman, My mother, who was the secretary at Our Lady of Lourdes, and I remember your father with great fondness. May he rest in peace. 4 years ago

adm

adm

4 years ago

James iida

James iida

In Roman Cortez We Trust! 4 years ago

SheTanChan

SheTanChan

In Memory of Agustin Tan 4 years ago

Tiffany Marquez

Tiffany Marquez

4 years ago

Naomi & Jason

Naomi & Jason

WAY TO GO!!! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Go, Roman! 4 years ago

BeezStachio

BeezStachio

for your pops! xoxo 4 years ago

Tak Shimada

Tak Shimada

Here's an extra boost!!! Run and Drink ? extra for meeeeeeee! 4 years ago

Jay Modic

Jay Modic

Hope that makes your goal. 4 years ago