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Run for Those Who Roll 2016

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THE STORY:

I am running the Chicago Marathon on October 9, 2016 to raise money for the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois. I am running for those who roll.

This cause is one that is very near and dear to my heart. My uncle suffered a devastating spinal cord injury 7 years ago and was paralyzed from the chest down. During the worst of his injury, doctors began discussing with the family how to adapt lifestyles with the assumption he would never walk again.

However, his will and determination would not let that be reality. Slowly but surely over 14 weeks, he was able to regain his strength from occupational & physical therapy and was discharged being able to walk with a walker. Over the next 7 months my uncle improved dramatically; dedicated to his rehab, he worked 2-3 hours a day 4 days a week. After 9 months, he was able to return to work full time! Today, he continues with his physical therapy and can walk, run, exercise, you name it.

From that point, my uncle dedicated much of his free time to aid other patients with similar conditions as his. He serves on the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois’ board, where he advocates for legislation that will benefit persons of disabilities. In addition, he volunteers to assist victims of spinal cord injury at Marion Joy Rehabilitation Hospital.

My uncle's ability to walk again is due to his dedication to his recovery. Exercise was a substantial part of his miraculous recovery. As a doctoral student in Kinesiology, I was ecstatic to hear that exercise had made such an impact.

Today I have the honor to raise money for my run in the Chicago Marathon with my uncle! Money raised will go to the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois so that those who suffer a spinal cord injury are not alone, and receive information to help after their injury. Thank you for your donation consideration, every little bit counts. 

 

 

SPINAL CORD INJURY ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS wrote -

Our runners, who Run For Those Who Roll, run to help the SCIA provide services for people who can no longer walk because they have been paralyzed by accidents and medical conditions.

Whether caused by a motor vehicle crash, fall, violence or medical condition, instataneous paralysis changes everything.  The SCIA exists to help people through the overwhelming initial stage and throughout life as new issues surface.

Your donation will be used to help find the care, products and services needed to live in this world of SCI through an information and referral service.  You will be helping connect newly injured persons with others who have made the journey ahead of them through a peer support network. You will be helping individuals who are paraylzed, family members and health professionals stay up to date on SCI care through seminars, lectures and newsletters.  Your support may prevent a teen from being paraylzed because he or she listened to our injury prevention message at school.

Your contribution will make the marathon even more meaningful by supporting our runners raise awareness for those who can no longer walk.

Run For Those Who Roll.

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To This Fundraiser

$620

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jon Mun

    $20.16

  • Ellen and Scott Rimkus

    $100

  • Helen Brownfield

    $100

  • Becky Wisniewski

    $50

  • Bruce Anderson

    $25

  • Janice and John Melisi

    $30

  • Grace Niemiro

    $100

  • Joseph G Melisi

    $100

  • Mark Niemiro

    $25

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62% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,950 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Steve Burns

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$1,330

 

27% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Grace Niemiro

Amount Raised

$620

 

62% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Marco Panfili

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$0

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0% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Dan Fischer

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Donor Comments

Mark Niemiro

Mark Niemiro

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Joseph G Melisi

Joseph G Melisi

DONATION: $100

Go Gracie! 2 years ago

Grace Niemiro

Grace Niemiro

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Janice and John Melisi

Janice and John Melisi

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Becky Wisniewski

Becky Wisniewski

DONATION: $50

Run run run! 2 years ago

Helen Brownfield

Helen Brownfield

DONATION: $100

go team Burns and Niemiro! 2 years ago

Ellen and Scott Rimkus

Ellen and Scott Rimkus

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jon Mun

Jon Mun

DONATION: $20.16

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago