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THE STORY:

Jessica Berman wrote -

On November 7, 2004, my husband and I completed the NYC marathon together. We stayed together every step of the way, including when we crossed the finish line. The race was surprisingly easy for him, despite the fact that he had only become a runner through my urging in that prior 6 months as we trained for the Marathon together. Brad is just that kind of athlete and person -- he makes things look easy!

The first 15 miles I was exuberant -- high-fiving spectators along the way -- but by mile 19 I hit "the wall".  Thankfully, Brad's reserves were deeper than mine (and he -- in typical Brad fashion remained even-keeled from mile 1) and he helped me through the final 7 miles.  On that day, I was proud to finish in just under 4 hours and 30 minutes, but was adamant that I would never do another marathon.

Brad, on the other hand, got the marathon bug and went on to run another 3 marathons.  On August 4, 2013 at 7:31 AM when our lives were turned upside down, he was filling his Fuel Belt water bottles for a long training run in preparation for the 2013 NYC Marathon.  Instead he spent the next four weeks in a coma and four months living in hospitals.  He had a hemorrhagic stroke which left him unable to breathe, eat, walk and talk.  Watching him work his way back has been like watching a miracle.  His determination is remarkable.

I decided that running a marathon to raise awareness and fundraise for the lower limb robotics clinic at Burke -- which he refers to as a "game changer" in terms of the impact on his gait restoration -- was the least I could do. You can learn more about the robotics clinic and why it is so important to Brad's recovery by watching this news story produced by CBS:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-robotic-rehab-may-help-young-stroke-victim-reclaim-future/

Every step I take in this marathon will be FOR BRAD.  And I can't wait until he is running marathons again, so I can happily go back into marathon retirement. GO TEAM RUN 4 BRAD!

 

$87,135

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nora Johnsmeyer

    $50

  • Wendy Morris

     

  • Ed Cerasia & Deidre Grossman

    $100

  • The Hart Family

    $50

  • Amanda Math

    $50

  • A, B, C, & R

    $25

  • Liz

    $50

  • Rebecca & Matt Adams

    $30

  • JENNY SETAREH

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Blooms

    $100

  • Jen Farrell

    $50

  • Lisa Comninellis

    $100

  • Andy and Jessica Latack

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Josh Kaufman

    $50

  • Karen Pearson

    $100

  • Calgary Flames

    $200

  • Jeffrey, Randi + Jakob Pollack

    $300

  • Leslie Gura

    $100

  • Michelle and Howard Swarzman

    $500

  • Sam and Adam Endick

    $50

  • The Rosen Family

     

  • Jenn Salerno & family

    $50

  • Aaron, Sam, and Micah

    $100

  • Oscar

    $100

  • Nathaniel Glasser

    $50

  • Michael Delikat

    $100

  • Leo Arciniegas

    $20

  • Josh and Allison Berwitz

    $50

  • Jennifer Olsson

    $100

  • Maria Agovino

    $100

  • Claude and Pepper Cohig

    $25

  • The Bernstein's

    $50

  • Iankelevich family

    $50

  • Kevin O'Brien

    $25

  • Andrey Moor

    $50

  • The Stevelman Family

    $100

  • The Mannix Family

    $50

  • Lino Garcia

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Roberta Gershengorn

    $25

  • Pamela and Adam Sohn

    $100

  • Peter Caldera

    $25

  • Dan and Carol O'Brien

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Itai Biederman

     

  • Peter Michalowski

    $100

  • The Graber Family

    $100

  • Dubofsky Family

    $200

  • David Smrek

    $25

  • Uncle Jerry and Anne Murphy

    $33

  • The Senders Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Roger kaplan

    $200

  • Barbara and Bobby Adelstein

    $100

  • Gord Lang and Family

    $50

  • Nancy and Eric Sherman

    $50

  • Nancy Costo

    $100

  • Len Perna

    $250

  • Michael & Betty Henry

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • The Rodier Family

    $100

  • Chris Linehan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Abby Kenney

     

  • The Ruzumna Family

    $100

  • Aliya & Thomas Meaney

    $50

  • Donna Fiammetta

    $250

  • Amy and Eric Gross

     

  • Beth & Dan Furman

     

  • Jillian Cole

    $100

  • Allison & Mark Peffer

    $100

  • Brendan Shanahan

    $1,000

  • Alan and Deborah Cohen

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Gail & Howard Weber

    $100

  • Susan Cohig

    $250

  • Elzam Family

     

  • Lynn White

     

  • Carolyn and Dave Levinbook

    $100

  • Jill Greenwald

    $25

  • Michael Thomas

    $100

  • John & Charlotte Nefzger

    $150

  • Brenda Kramer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Hunter and Beth Ratliff

    $100

  • Shillen Mackall & Sabbeth

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dana Post

    $50

  • Olivia Pietrantonio

     

  • The Sanders Family

     

  • Howard & Margaret Fluhr

    $250

  • Myra Klahr

    $75

  • Active Media Services (For Adam Koppelman)

    $350

  • Glazman Family

    $118

  • Suzette Rubinstein

     

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The Team: $87,135 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Berman

Amount Raised

$27,625

 

55% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Gershengorn

Amount Raised

$9,691

Fundraiser Title

Tov Haueisen

Amount Raised

$8,339

Fundraiser Title

Susan Cohig

Amount Raised

$7,461

Fundraiser Title

Jill Blumencranz

Amount Raised

$6,632

Fundraiser Title

Karen Murray

Amount Raised

$3,840

 

77% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rachel Berger

Amount Raised

$3,837

Fundraiser Title

RUN 4 BRAD

Amount Raised

$3,334

Donor Comments

Suzette Rubinstein

Suzette Rubinstein

4 years ago

Glazman Family

Glazman Family

DONATION: $118

4 years ago

Active Media Services (For Adam Koppelman)

Active Media Services (For Adam Koppelman)

DONATION: $350

4 years ago

Myra Klahr

Myra Klahr

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Howard & Margaret Fluhr

Howard & Margaret Fluhr

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

The Sanders Family

The Sanders Family

4 years ago

Olivia Pietrantonio

Olivia Pietrantonio

Continued thoughts and prayers for a full recovery. Stay strong!!! 4 years ago

Dana Post

Dana Post

DONATION: $50

Brad Berman 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Donation in the name of John Nefzger 4 years ago

Shillen Mackall & Sabbeth

Shillen Mackall & Sabbeth

DONATION: $100

4 years ago