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TEAM CURE PARALYSIS REALITY RIDE CHALLENGE

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John DeWispelaere

THE STORY:

I first met Tom Smith last summer when I was a law clerk at the Law Offices of Maura Sheehan. Over that summer I had the privilege to work with Tom and the Thomas E. Smith Foundation; but most importantly I got to know Tom as a person and his unique story. What impressed me most about Tom was his sincerity and conviction he has about the battle against paralysis. I could tell he never wanted this to be about him and his story; he wanted it to be about something much bigger – to be proactive in the battle against paralysis and try to find a cure.

Tom loved hockey, but unfortunately his ability to play the game was taken away from him. But hockey gave Tom something else; something he probably never envisioned – a purpose, a purpose to make the game of hockey safer, to make sure no one has to suffer through what he went through and make sure no one has the game of hockey taken away from them.

To make change is never easy; it is an uphill battle with people pushing back at every turn, and I commend people like Tom who are willing to bear that burden. That is why I fully support Tom, the vision of the Thomas E. Smith Foundation and the Look-Up Line in their efforts to make the game of hockey safer.

This is why I am proud and honored to join Tom in the Reality Ride Challenge and help find a cure of paralysis.

I am currently clerking for a law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I plan to join Tom on his ride when he reaches Florida. I am willing and committed to riding with Tom through the entire state of Florida, a 7-day ride, if I am able to meet my fundraising goal of $7,000. I am putting the length of my ride in YOUR hands.

Your donation will be FULLY tax deductible, and 100% OF EVERY dollar will go directly to the effort to finding a cure for paralysis.

I would like to thank you in advance for your donation, regardless of its size, because without you this ride would not be possible.

Thank you,

John DeWispelaere

RIDING TO FIND A CURE FOR PARALYSIS

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To This Fundraiser

$325

MONEY RAISED
  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Richard Butze

    $75

  • Mom & Dad

    $100

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5% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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The Team: $32,038 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Joe ford

Amount Raised

$9,415

 

94% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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John McCarthy

Amount Raised

$7,190

 

72% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Thomas E. Smith Foundation

Amount Raised

$4,336

 

4% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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Teague Egan

Amount Raised

$2,035

 

68% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Joshua Rosenthal

Amount Raised

$2,027

 

41% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Christopher Brolly

Amount Raised

$1,630

 

33% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Chris Smith

Amount Raised

$1,375

 

28% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Zack Johnson

Amount Raised

$1,145

Donor Comments

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Richard Butze

Richard Butze

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

3 years ago