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Brooklyn Half Marathon

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THE STORY:

On February 4, 2014 Run 4 Brad started fundraising to help people with brain injuries.  In just over a year $500,000 has been raised! We are getting close to completing our first goal of raising $600,000 to build a lower limb robotics clinic for ankle/knee muscle re-education at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. Help us achieve our goal!

We are inspired to give back by what happened on August 4, 2013.

In the summer of 2013, Brad (age 37) was training for the NYC marathon on November 3, 2013 (this would have been his fourth marathon). 

On the morning of Sunday, August 4th he was in the kitchen getting a drink of water prior to a training run when the worst headache of his life struck. He immediately called his wife -- who was at the gym -- and said: "something isn't right, you need to come home." Within 30 minutes they found a friend to watch their two young children, got an ambulance, and were at the nearest emergency room. Brad was immediately intubated.  Within a matter of hours, Brad was in emergency surgery to have half of his skull removed and placed in his abdomen to relieve the pressure in his brain and to prevent death or further catastrophic damage. He had a massive hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 37.

On that day we learned that Brad had an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) which had ruptured that morning. Prior to that day, he never knew he had an AVM. We subsequently learned that he has a congenital malformation of blood vessels (which he was likely born with), that was totally asymptomatic for his entire life. Having an AVM carries an approximate 2% risk per year of hemorrhaging, and August 4th was Brad's unlucky day.

Brad remained in a coma for almost a month.  While he was "sleeping," doctors performed a tracheotomy and a feeding tube was inserted into his belly. Brad woke up very slowly and began the painstaking process of re-learning how to breathe, eat, talk, walk, and many other actions that most people take for granted.  

Brad's determination, strength and positive attitude has inspired us all, and has reminded us of what is truly important.

You can find more information about Brad and his story on their website:
www.run4brad.com

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$539

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lauren E.

    $25

  • Javer

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Erik Weil

    $25

  • Randi

    $25

  • Jared and Danielle Goldberger

     

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Liz Hollander

    $18

  • Laurie

    $25

  • Taylor & David

     

  • Jan & Gary Weinberger

    $50

  • Susan and Indiani Sagiv and family

    $25

  • Joanna and Adam Gross

     

  • Ingrid and Bill Erber

    $54

  • Arlene Klein

    $20

  • Ally and Matthew Azus

    $25

  • Dana&Penny; Ship

    $25

  • Sevell and Sevell

    $25

  • nancy and John

    $25

  • Janjan and Ronnie

     

  • Rebecca & Ronny Klein

    $25

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54% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $539 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jeremy Erber

Amount Raised

$539

 

54% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Rebecca & Ronny Klein

Rebecca & Ronny Klein

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Janjan and Ronnie

Janjan and Ronnie

2 years ago

nancy and John

nancy and John

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sevell and Sevell

Sevell and Sevell

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Dana&Penny; Ship

Dana&Penny; Ship

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ally and Matthew Azus

Ally and Matthew Azus

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Arlene Klein

Arlene Klein

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Ingrid and Bill Erber

Ingrid and Bill Erber

DONATION: $54

we are proud you are involved in this worthwhile cause 2 years ago

Joanna and Adam Gross

Joanna and Adam Gross

2 years ago

Susan and Indiani Sagiv and family

Susan and Indiani Sagiv and family

DONATION: $25

Go for it!! 2 years ago