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Stan Moore- The REAL Tough Mudder

Organized by: Ryan Scully

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EVENT DATE Nov 14, 2015

THE STORY:


In early July, Stan’s life changed forever.  After months of testing and battling the insurance company to have appropriate medical care, he learned that the chondrosarcoma (bone cancer) that caused him to loose his right hip in 1997, would now force him to have his entire leg amputated, up through the pelvis.
 
Stan, who prides himself on being active and independent, now has the fight of his life to simply sit, stand and learn to walk with assistive devices.
 
Inspired by Stan as he overcomes cancer with pure will, strength and determination, I, Stan’s nephew, decided to compete in one of the most grueling 24 hour races that you can do- World’s Toughest Mudder Race, all to help support Stan.  Please join me in helping raise funds for Stan, who has been helping others much of his life.
 
Stan served his country overseas as a platoon sergeant during Desert Storm, has been teaching math for over a decade and spent thirteen years as a high school football coach. After marrying Margi, his new step-daughter, Erin, gave birth to his granddaughter, Acadia. A few days later, Erin was hospitalized for three weeks.  Stan, with no baby experience whatsoever, became Acadia's primary caregiver during that time.  This is the kind of man Stan is. 
 
In 1997, Stan learned he had chondrosarcoma in his right hip. His hip was surgically removed and replaced with a saddle prosthesis. This prosthesis gave him some difficulty and he had surgeries again in 1998 and 1999 before it finally seemed to work correctly. Stan, a former high school football player, avid bowler, lifelong softball player and downhill skier, now had to adjust to life without a hip, gratefully, cancer free. Though Stan's life was significantly altered by his disability, it didn’t keep him from his passion of coaching high school football which he continued for the next twelve years.
 
The lack of hip required walking with a cane and significant limp but never stopped Stan from helping and supporting those he loves.  Unfortunately, because of Stan's disability, the U.S. Army Reserve refused to let Stan reenlist for the last six years of service to his country, denying him his military retirement.

Early in 2015, Stan began experiencing more discomfort in his right leg. In July, his worst fears were confirmed.  The cancer had returned.  Since chondrosarcoma does not respond to radiation or chemotherapy, doctors had to amputate his right leg.  At the time, Stan was working as a teacher and Margi, his wife, had retired to care for their three grandchildren full-time.


The financial ramifications of this procedure and the lengthy rehabilitation are daunting and continue to stress a couple already living on a modest budget. While they are getting some assistance with the medical expenses from insurance, they are still paying a considerable sum out of pocket AND losing the majority of Stan's income for an extended period of time.  Home modifications, assistive devices, physical therapy and medical follow-up are very expensive.
 
Stan's goal is to return to teaching his high school students whom he misses and loves. However, because of the stage and aggressive nature of this most recent chondrosarcoma, Stan will need frequent costly monitoring procedures for years to come. 
 
As Stan learns to walk again with one leg, I am training for the grueling 24 hour, World's Toughest Mudder race.   I'm drawing inspiration from the determination that Stan shows as he learns to navigate his "new normal."  Stan is approaching rehabilitative physical therapy with the same perseverance and determination that motivates me to train daily.  

As I train for the race of my life, Stan is training for the rest of his life.
 

Please join me in raising funds for Stan, someone who has always helped others and, now, needs our support.
 

$10,215

 

51% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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  • Jeff and Erin Dehmlow

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Paul, Cari & Parker

    $50

  • Bill & Kathy Scully

    $500

  • The Baesen Family

    $500

  • Jim & Jodi Lowell

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Holly&Jason; Kitson

    $100

  • Jane Sutcliffe

     

  • Trish Ross

    $100

  • Tim & Crystal Fyke

    $1,000

  • Corey Jones

    $75

  • Janelle Pietrocarlo-Caskie

    $75

  • J Carlson

     

  • Cathleen

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gene and Sally Dulmage

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dorian and Paula Brown

    $50

  • Donna DelBrocco

    $10

  • Michael, Amy, Landon and Addison Hsiung

    $500

  • Jim Pierson

    $250

  • Amy and Mike Hsiung

    $250

  • Matt and Aimee Coxhead

    $100

  • AMY AND MIKE HSIUNG

    $100

  • James Murphy

    $500

  • Amy and Mike Hsiung

    $500

  • JoanAnn and Orlando Robinson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Amy and Mike Hsiung

    $100

  • Jon & Kelly

    $25

  • Mark and Gail Caretto

    $100

  • Escobar Family

    $100

  • Lindsay Harris

    $30

  • Amy and Mike Hsiung

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Cole, Stephanie & Max

    $100

  • Amy and Mike Hsiung

    $100

  • Erin Kaufman

    $45

  • Angela DeMarse

    $25

  • Carla and Mike Scully Family

    $500

  • Hefferon Family

    $100

  • LoAnn Fettig

    $40

  • Marlene Mowery

    $100

  • linda paladichuk reedi

    $100

  • Rodney and Jackie Roberts

    $100

  • Our prayers are with you and the family. From Lorlys and Char Dean

    $100

  • Escobar Family

    $250

  • Spaldings

    $100

  • Amy and Mike Hsiung

    $250

  • Amy and Mike Hsiung

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Grady Byrne

     

  • Dennis, Brenda, and Kendra Wardon

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Reuben Cohen and Beth Knight

    $400

  • Robert Johnson

    $100

  • Patrick Wright

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Patricia Scully

    $500

  • Loufonce Osteronius III

    $100

  • Gina Quinn

    $50

  • Regina

    $50

  • Pit Crew

    $100

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Organized by

Ryan Scully

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $10,215 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Ryan Scully

Amount Raised

$4,030

 

20% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Amy and Mike Hsiung

Amount Raised

$3,250

 

93% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Erin and Jeff Dehmlow

Amount Raised

$2,180

 

62% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carla Scully

Amount Raised

$755

 

15% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pit Crew

Pit Crew

DONATION: $100

Awesome run Ryan! Proud to support you and be part of your team! 2 years ago

Regina

Regina

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Gina Quinn

Gina Quinn

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Loufonce Osteronius III

Loufonce Osteronius III

DONATION: $100

Great People, great cause! Kick ass fellas!!! 2 years ago

Patricia Scully

Patricia Scully

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Patrick Wright

Patrick Wright

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Reuben Cohen and Beth Knight

Reuben Cohen and Beth Knight

DONATION: $400

Get well friend! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

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