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ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA

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November 29, 2012

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Astrid Arroyo

THE STORY:

My name is Astrid Camille Arroyo, I am 40 years old and the mother of two beautiful sons. My oldest son, Kai, has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder/Intellectual Disability, Hypotonia and a genetic disorder not yet specified. Both my sons are my LIFE and I will do anything for them. Last year realizing that my son Kai will always be dependent of another person just to do the basics needs, I realized that I want to be that person as long as I can. At the time though I was weighing 200 pounds and lived a sedentary life pretty much. I decided to change my lifestyle. I started walking, exercising, and counting calories. Due to my new low caloric intake I started eating more fresh foods, like fruits and vegetables, non processed food, low in sugar, no bread, etc. As the pounds came off, my energy went up and I went from just walking a mile to walking 5 miles and doing 40 minutes circuit workouts every other day. To increase my exercise I decided to start running. This was back in November of 2011. Since then I have participated in 6 5K races, 1 6K race, The Great Race where I ran the 10K, and the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile. And just a few weeks ago I completed a 25K trail race that took me over 5 hours to finish. Since June of 2011 I have lost 70 pounds. And this is from a woman who for 10 years sat on a couch and did nothing, and swore off sweating as the most disgusting thing for anyone to do. My goal now is to stay healthy, and this is the healthiest I have been EVER, in the hopes that it will live forever to make sure my son Kai is well taken care of for the rest of his live.

I am aiming high, running the full marathon even before running a half. I want to set an example for my family and others and I know I can do it!! So I am running a full marathon and what better organization to raise funds for while I achieve my goal than ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA. Great local non profit organization here in Pittsburgh, that helps families of children with Autism. All run by parents of children on the spectrum, all money raised stays here in Pittsburgh, and this organization offers training, resources, activities, events, access to a library with tons of Autism resources, etc.

So please donate!! And spread the word!!

$903

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Denise

    $50

  • Wendy Lopez

    $25

  • Liz

    $25

  • Joan Watson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Doris Stupka

    $25

  • Rollman Family

    $25

  • Tracy

    $25

  • Marilyn S.

    $20

  • Jim McGuire & Family

    $20

  • Kara Whitfield

    $25

  • Specialty Consultants, Inc.

    $100

  • Melissa Pastor - My Mind To Your Hands

    $33

  • Gabriela Arroyo

    $200

  • Julius & Lisa

    $50

  • Maruca Family

    $50

  • Robin & Tom

    $50

  • The Mumper Family

    $20

  • Janice Geniviva

    $25

  • Megahan family

    $25

  • Holly Sebrosky and Family

    $25

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151% Raised of $600 Goal

The Team: $11,568 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Cynthia Pofi

Amount Raised

$2,551

 

128% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Astrid Arroyo

Amount Raised

$903

 

151% Raised of $600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Crum

Amount Raised

$810

Fundraiser Title

Luciana Randall

Amount Raised

$800

 

53% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Greggory Allen

Amount Raised

$700

 

400% Raised of $175 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Suzanne Hull

Amount Raised

$550

 

55% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Karleen Preator

Amount Raised

$535

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Laura Wonderling

Amount Raised

$530

 

106% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Holly Sebrosky and Family

Holly Sebrosky and Family

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Megahan family

Megahan family

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Janice Geniviva

Janice Geniviva

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

The Mumper Family

The Mumper Family

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Robin & Tom

Robin & Tom

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Maruca Family

Maruca Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Julius & Lisa

Julius & Lisa

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Gabriela Arroyo

Gabriela Arroyo

DONATION: $200

This is for my cousin. 5 years ago

Melissa Pastor - My Mind To Your Hands

Melissa Pastor - My Mind To Your Hands

DONATION: $33

5 years ago

Specialty Consultants, Inc.

Specialty Consultants, Inc.

DONATION: $100

5 years ago