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Stephanie Rogers' Fundraiser:

Research Down Syndrome

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Stephanie Rogers

THE STORY:

 

I have been running for about a year and seven months. Running has become a passion of mine! I love it and cannot seem to get enough. About a month ago my cousin approached me and asked if I would be willing to run the Chicago Marathon for a charity. I thought she was a tad crazy because I was not sure if I was ready or not. After some consideration I decided that I was ready and that if I was going to run for a charity, running for one that meant something was the way to go. I am running for my cousin Natalie “Nat”, who has Down syndrome. I am running for a foundation called Research Down Syndrome (RDS).

RDS supports scientific studies directed towards understanding the sources of cognitive difficulties in persons with Down syndrome. RDS believes in the promise of a future where therapies will be available that will help improve memory, learning and communication in persons with Down syndrome. This will lead to increased life opportunities in education, employment, and social interactions.... perhaps a future where persons with Down syndrome might be able to live independently. Please join with the RDS Runners as their miles help RDS fund research that already has made extraordinary progress.

Here is Nat's story- On January 9,2010 the world welcomed Natalie Louise Phillips. She was perfectly healthy and out to prove the doctors wrong. Every time they told us what to expect with her diagnosis of Down Syndrome (poor muscle tone, lack of head control, low stamina, inability to breast feed) she would astound them all with her girl power attitude. She was (and is) the light, in not only my family’s world, but in all who meet her. Everyday I am astounded at the people who come up simply to tell us how they want to meet her. This almost always ends up in them getting a hug and kiss from her. She has opened up many doors for us to speak to people about Down Syndrome in schools and at church. She has a very full schedule of speech, occupational, physical and developmental therapies. She loves to nap by the pool, play in the yard and try on hats. She enjoys using her sign language along with her wonderful speech. Her favorite words are “sissy”, “mommy”, “daddy”, “paw-paw”, “maw-maw”, “cheese”, “potato chip”  (sounds nothing like it) and her newest sign she made up on her own is for “BACON”!! Got to love a girl who loves bacon. We are so very blessed to have the support of all our family, friends and Natalie's therapist. A big thank you to Stephanie for doing this in her honor ...we love you!! We thank everyone for their support.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,040

MONEY RAISED
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  • Natalie Louise Phillips

    $10

  • The Campbell-Steinmetz Family

    $50

  • Maw Maw & Paw Paw

    $20

  • Kevin & Judi Neff

    $25

  • Paul and Kathy Stanford

    $20

  • Renna Hadsall

    $10

  • Dale & Steph Schaeffer

    $20

  • Dr. Jeff & Tonya Dill

    $40

  • Greg and Elaine Mason

    $20

  • Nyree Bowen

    $10

  • Kerri Lilienthal

    $20

  • The Penrod Family

    $20

  • The Deschand Family

     

  • Philippians 4:13 Finish Well!

    $50

  • Trudy Matheny

    $25

  • Connie

    $10

  • Grafix LP - Bolingbrook, IL

    $250

  • Justine

    $20

  • Beth Parson

    $15

  • Mike and Ann O'Gorman

    $40

  • Lesley Robinson

    $25

  • Rosanne Ripper

    $50

  • RoseMarie Benson

    $25

  • the Gindys

    $30

  • Jackie McDermott

    $50

  • Carmelo Barbaro

    $40

  • Will and Lesly Rogers

    $20

  • Leslie Hart

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $45

  • Tami Brinkman

    $10

  • Colleen

    $10

  • Joe and Kim Fardel

    $20

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104% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,740 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Rogers

Amount Raised

$1,040

 

104% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sue Furey

Amount Raised

$970

Fundraiser Title

Ida Wagner

Amount Raised

$730

Donor Comments

Joe and Kim Fardel

Joe and Kim Fardel

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Colleen

Colleen

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Tami Brinkman

Tami Brinkman

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $45

6 years ago

Leslie Hart

Leslie Hart

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Will and Lesly Rogers

Will and Lesly Rogers

DONATION: $20

We love you Nat and Stephanie! Good Luck! 6 years ago

Carmelo Barbaro

Carmelo Barbaro

DONATION: $40

Way to go, Stephanie! 6 years ago

Jackie McDermott

Jackie McDermott

DONATION: $50

This is great Stephanie. I am so proud of you and what a wonderful cause. 6 years ago

the Gindys

the Gindys

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

RoseMarie Benson

RoseMarie Benson

DONATION: $25

6 years ago