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BENEFITING: CHILDREN'S HEMIPLEGIA AND STROKE ASSN.

EVENT: 2012 ING New York City Marathon - $1 Mil a Mile

EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 26

Susan Dodge

THE STORY:

I am fundraising for CHASA because i know someone who has been directly affected by this. All the money raised will be donated in the name of Adrian Thomas Levy, who survived a stroke at the time of his birth. He will be my inspiration to get through 26.2 miles. Please donate to help this wonderful organization.

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) exists to help children – children who have survived an early brain injury that results in hemiplegia or hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body). We could tell you about all the difficulties and challenges faced by our survivors – paralysis, epilepsy (seizures), issues with learning, vision, balance, emotions and behavior – but those challenges don’t really define these kids. They are fun-loving, amazing children, teens, and adults who just want to be like everyone else and enjoy life and feel successful. They experience daily struggles and find ways to adapt. CHASA exists to help these children become happy, successful, independent adults and along we way, we also help their parents, siblings, and sometimes a few grandparents.

 


Pediatric Stroke - A Few Facts

Stroke in children is as common as childhood brain tumors, yet most people are unaware that infants and children can have strokes.

1 in 2800 babies and between 4 and 11 in 100,000 children will have a stroke each year. Pediatric stroke research is severely underfunded.

Raising funds and increasing awareness will lead to early diagnosis, treatment, and recognition that more dollars need to be directed toward pediatric stroke research.

Recognize early stroke.If your baby is showing a hand preference (left-handed or right-handed) before the age of 3, call your state's early intervention program and ask for an evaluation.


The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, CHASA, is a nonprofit organization founded by parents of children with hemiplegia in 1996 to provide information and support to families of children who have hemiplegia, hemiparesis, or hemiplegic cerebral palsy. These conditions are often caused by stroke in an infant and may also be the result of a number of different conditions.

CHASA is recognized as an international authority on the needs of children who have hemiplegic cerebral palsy. CHASA has partnered with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Office of Rare Diseases Research, and the Child Neurology Society to co-sponsor an international symposium where preeminent pediatric stoke researchers and pediatric neurologists could gather to discuss current developments in the field and future directions fin pediatric stroke research.

CHASA provides three informational websites, over 30 online discussion group with over 5000 members, plans and hosts an annual retreat for families of children who have hemiplegia, supports local family events through a small grant program, assists researchers in recruiting participants for research studies, provides family retreat scholarships, provides financial assistance to help families in need purchase hand and foot braces, and provides college and vocational school and athletic scholarships for young adults who have hemiplegia. In 2002, CHASA leaders founded Pediatric Stroke Awareness Day, the first Saturday in May which, in 2010, was expanded to Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month.

CHASA sponsors programs and events under the names Hemi-Kids, Kids Have Strokes, Steak for Pediatric Stroke, and Strikes for Pediatric Stroke.

For more information go to chasa.org

$5,601

MONEY RAISED
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  • Barbara + Tina Hadley

    $10

  • Jaime, Brett, Josephine and Adrian

    $50

  • Jessie, Adrian's aunt

    $20

  • Patty Delaney

    $20

  • maryKate Graham & Maureen

    $10

  • Elizabeth Leih

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kelly Alifano

    $10

  • Harlan & Suzanne Dodge

    $100

  • Tweedle-Dee

    $100

  • Stefani Miller

    $25

  • Connie & Mike Trusnovec

    $25

  • Nate & Lauren

    $50

  • Mike Fimiani

    $50

  • Larry Bernick

    $50

  • Cori Lopez-Castro

    $150

  • Gloria Kramer Anselmo

    $20

  • Beth Neese

    $20

  • Tracy Rosario

    $20

  • Theresa Swensen

    $20

  • David and Ilene Wiener

     

  • jeff harpster

    $100

  • David Pearl

    $25

  • jack & grace jaiven

    $100

  • Karen and Rick Klotz

    $50

  • PAUL STEVEN AND MARTE V. SINGERMAN

    $100

  • pete and janet schlang

    $100

  • david bloom

    $250

  • Eric Brinker, Metro Associates

    $50

  • Richard and Lori DiChiara

    $100

  • Mark Barry

    $50

  • Henry & Jane Bereznicki

    $250

  • Jorge and Lizy Morell

    $60

  • claire h wiener

    $25

  • Adrian Thomas Levy

    $50

  • Rick Reyes

    $250

  • Peter and Lucy Holton

    $50

  • Claude Elgner

    $200

  • Joanne and Barry Sarkisian

    $50

  • Grandpa Cliff, Grandma Randee, + Aunt Sammy Levy

     

  • lloyd granet

    $50

  • Alice Meade

    $50

  • Michael Trusnovec

    $50

  • Ellie and Gary

    $25

  • Carey and Lori Shook

    $50

  • Annmaria Mazzini

     

  • Peter Slavis

    $100

  • Robert Sharpiro

    $200

  • Percy Fink

    $36

  • Joe Porletto

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Liz Gallerizzo Hartsgrove

    $15

  • Heather and Jay Godfrey

    $40

  • Ruth and David Patschke

    $35

  • Dick Dodge sr

    $150

  • Florence Wong

    $30

  • no name

    $25

  • Maurice F

    $25

  • Danny and Pamela Ferreira

    $100

  • Bob White

    $20

  • Courtney Young

    $25

  • Craig Mueller

    $100

  • Andrea and Brian Kosoy

    $500

  • Susan Dodge

    $100

  • Greg Moross

    $100

  • Thomas Meyer

    $50

  • Raegan Wood

    $25

  • Carol Sullivan

    $75

  • Connie & Mike Trusnovec

    $25

  • C. Elgner

    $200

  • Pete S

    $50

  • Joe Chouinard

     

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112% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,601 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Joe Chouinard

Joe Chouinard

4 years ago

Pete S

Pete S

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

C. Elgner

C. Elgner

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Connie & Mike Trusnovec

Connie & Mike Trusnovec

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Carol Sullivan

Carol Sullivan

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Raegan Wood

Raegan Wood

DONATION: $25

For a great person and a great cause 4 years ago

Thomas Meyer

Thomas Meyer

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Greg Moross

Greg Moross

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Susan Dodge

Susan Dodge

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Andrea and Brian Kosoy

Andrea and Brian Kosoy

DONATION: $500

4 years ago