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Teresa de Jesus De La Torre's Fundraiser:

Take That FOP

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November 01, 2011

The photo to the left has my Tia when she was a child with my grandparents (her parents).  See more

BENEFITING: International FOP Association, Inc.

HOURS PLEDGED: 22

Teresa de Jesus De La Torre

THE STORY:

My name is Teresa de Jesus and I was named after my Tia Teresa. She is about the most patient and selfless person I have come to know in my 27 years on this planet. To quote the International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association, FOP is: "One of the rarest, most disabling genetic conditions known to medicine, it causes bone to form in muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues. Bridges of extra bone develop across joints, progressively restricting movement and forming a second skeleton that imprisons the body in bone. There are no other known examples in medicine of one normal organ system turning into another." There has been 700 confirmed cases across the world and only 185 known cases in the United States. I want to do SOMETHING more than try to offer comforts to my Tia. She is amazing and she makes me want to strive to be a better person. I love her very much.
**********THE BINGO EVENT TO BE HELD ON THE 25TH OF FEBRUARY HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WILL KEEP EVERYONE UPDATED.*******************************

Thank you so much!~

Please contact me @ tdelatorre84@yahoo.com or 909-938-6720 if you have any questions.

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$140

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  • David

    $25

  • Gabriel Fiorini

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28% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $140 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Dr. Bob Marley

Dr. Bob Marley

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Gabriel Fiorini

Gabriel Fiorini

DONATION: $15

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva is a terrible, terrible disease. The International FOP Association looks like a solid charity and there is so little attention focused on this disease that every little bit makes a big difference. 6 years ago

David

David

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

6 years ago