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Renee's Ironman race for Rocketman and service dog

Organized by: renee swinson

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EVENT DATE Sep 20, 2015

THE STORY:

I have a very close friend whose son survived a terrible accident. Gage was racing in Volusia, Florida, 0n a half mile flat track. On March 10, 2014, he was in a tragically, horrific accident with another rider and was ejected 20 feet into the air. Gage had a broken pelvis, punctured lung, hole in diaghram, skull fracture, broken ribs, and a severe tramautic brain injury. He was in a coma for three weeks before being transported home to Michigan and DeVos Children's Hospital. He was there for two weeks and then started his rehab at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Gage remained at MFB for five months. When he came home. He was not eating, not drinking, not toileting, barely using hand signals to communicate, had a g-tube, had hourly tube feedings with a machine, he was very limited in his daily activities. Gage is now eating, drinking, walking with assistance with a walker, he makes noise with his voice, smiles A LOT, can play games on his iPad, drives his tractor and tends his garden and chicken chores. Gage got a new puppy, Rocket, last Friday which we hope to be a well trained therapy dog in the future for Gage. The cost to train a service dog that will fully support all of Gage's needs can cost up to $15,000.00. I am hoping that you can find it in your heart to help fulfill this need. On Sunday September 20, I will be racing in Ironman Lake Tahoe. This race consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run, for a total of 140.6 miles. Any donation to Gage and his dog Rocket's training would be greatly appreciated. I am suggesting a matching amount of the distance I am racing, $140.60. Thanks so much for all of your love and support! Reneé

$3,045

 

20% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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  • The Kurz Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $140.30

  • Nicky Kooistra

    $100

  • Bob & Sally Neely

    $140.60

  • KC and Susanna

    $281.20

  • Martha and Jim Muth

    $50

  • Alexandra & Doug Feurring

    $140.60

  • Sandy Strother

    $50

  • Steve and Lisa Bullock

    $140.60

  • Debby and Jim Bangs

    $140.60

  • Kerrie Foote

    $50

  • Jen Perry

    $140.60

  • Anonymous

     

  • You are amazing Renee

    $100

  • Doug and Deb Gabriel

    $140.60

  • Bear

    $25

  • Marc & Kim Huhn

    $75

  • beth ann blackwood

    $200

  • Nancy Flikkema

    $75

  • Sarabeth Rees

    $50

  • Jeanie & Pete Westnedge

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • DUKAL Corp

    $100

  • Babs

    $100

  • Molly

    $25

  • Deirdre

    $65

  • Tammy & Monte

    $100

  • Pete and Mary

    $100

  • Kristine - Tahoe

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • David,& Grace Swinsongo

    $140

  • Mollie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

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Organized by

renee swinson

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The Team: $3,045 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

renee swinson

Amount Raised

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20% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Sandy Strother

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Good Luck. You are inspiring. 3 years ago

Mollie

Mollie

DONATION: $50

YOU GO GIRL! You have all my love & support! xoxo 3 years ago

David,& Grace Swinsongo

David,& Grace Swinsongo

DONATION: $140

Go Renee! 63 Strong! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kristine - Tahoe

Kristine - Tahoe

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Pete and Mary

Pete and Mary

DONATION: $100

Good luck Renee 3 years ago

Tammy & Monte

Tammy & Monte

DONATION: $100

We are so proud of you Renee!!! You go girl!!! 3 years ago

Deirdre

Deirdre

DONATION: $65

3 years ago

Molly

Molly

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Babs

Babs

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

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