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Running with purpose

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October 02, 2012

Thank you Lance Borromeo for helping me exceed my fundraising goal! Woo hoo!!  See more

BENEFITING: MPN Research Foundation

EVENT: RUNNER'S WORLD: OUTRUNNING CANCER

EVENT DATE: Oct 06, 2012

Molly hays

THE STORY:

In the beginning of July of this year, my dad went to the hospital for severe pain he was having in his abdomen.  After a checkup and MRI, he was transferred to UW medical center for an emergency surgery.  Once out of surgery, he was sent to the intensive care unit, where he stayed for the next week. 

During most of that time, he was unconscious, being sedated until his next numerous surgeries he had planned.  The doctors were still trying to figure out themselves what was wrong with him but they warned us he could die.  Finally, they diagnosed him with a rare disease called Polycythemia Vera.  In simple terms, it is a blood disease that causes over production of red blood cells. This over production leads to an increased likelihood of heart attack or stroke.  Fortunately for my dad, the disease caused death of a large portion of his intestines and not of his heart or brain, which could have been more fatal.

It has been almost a month now and my dad is still in the hospital.  He is out of ICU but it is still going to be a long road to recovery, and unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease.  I am running this half marathon in October to raise money that will be directly donated to an research foundation that is in a current search for a cure of this rare disease.  For more information about the foundation I am fundraising for, there is a link on my page.

Whether it is $5, $20, or $100, every dollar counts.  Thank you so much for your consideration.

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To This Fundraiser

$550

MONEY RAISED
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  • molly hays

    $20

  • Joey Sunseri

    $25

  • Sandra Lamb & family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Daniel Reed

    $25

  • Shirley Roush & Sherrie Lees

    $100

  • Preesa Bullington

    $15

  • Tina Palmer

    $20

  • Matthew Hays

    $50

  • Vanessa

    $25

  • Alexey

    $65

  • Eva, Monique, Sofia

    $30

  • Cody

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Pamella Gomes

    $25

  • Lance

    $50

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110% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Lance

Lance

DONATION: $50

: ) 4 years ago

Pamella Gomes

Pamella Gomes

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

love you molly polly wolly...so proud of you 5 years ago

Cody

Cody

DONATION: $20

Good luck. 5 years ago

Eva, Monique, Sofia

Eva, Monique, Sofia

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Alexey

Alexey

DONATION: $65

Good luck! 5 years ago

Vanessa

Vanessa

DONATION: $25

Molly's dAd 5 years ago

Matthew Hays

Matthew Hays

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Tina Palmer

Tina Palmer

DONATION: $20

Your dad will be in my prayers. 5 years ago

Preesa Bullington

Preesa Bullington

DONATION: $15

5 years ago