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Team Amazing Grace's Fundraiser:

Team BIDMC 2015

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Team Amazing Grace's Photo
Team Amazing Grace's Photo
Team Amazing Grace's Photo

BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Team Amazing Grace

THE STORY:

Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues,

On April 20th, 2015, My wife and I will be participating in the Boston Marathon. It will be my 18th consecutive Boston Marathon and my wife’s 5th Boston Marathon.  This year we have decided to run for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Newborn Services Fund in Boston, MA. in honor of our Amazing Grace.

On August 31st, 2013, my wife Rebecca and I were blessed to have our third Daughter; Grace Antonia Caruso (pictured left), enter our lives. Shortly after birth, our lives were turned upside down as my wife and I learned that Grace had experienced a hypoxic ischemic brain injury at some time during the pregnancy and for a short time had a depletion of oxygen to her brain. This resulted in Grace having significant brain damage to the left cortex of her brain. While the road is unclear for now for our Grace, as we won’t know the extent of the brain injury until she is about 3-4 years old, Rebecca and I can tell you that Grace is doing really well and is leaving some of her doctors scratching their heads with some of the movements and activity that she is doing including hearing, hence the reason why we now call her “Amazing Grace”. The reason why we have decided to run for the BIDMC team this year is because my wife, Rebecca and I feel that if it weren’t for the advanced protocols implemented on our Grace early on after birth, such as hypothermic treatment from the BIDMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit working closely with the Neurology Team at Children’s Hospital, that Grace would be worse off.

All funds raised will help the BIDMC NICU be able to take care of other families and babies in need at their most precious and critical times.  The department of neonatology provides medical oversight for all infants born at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The department also provides and coordinates medical care including high frequency ventilation and a full range of pediatric subspecialty services for high-risk newborns in the neonatal intensive and intermediate care units.

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. We can’t begin to tell you how much it means to us or our family.


If you would like to follow up with Grace's story/progress my wife, Rebecca and I created a Carepages website for her. Follow the link and you might have to register with your own email to view it.

http://www.carepages.com/carepages/AmazingGraceCaruso

Thanks again.

John and Rebecca Caruso

$14,700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom Ahearn

     

  • George & Joan Godfrey

     

  • Eric And Jen Stalmon

     

  • Alex and Sarah

     

  • Jody & Eamon O'Malley

     

  • Sgarano Family

     

  • Bob & Evelyn Hawley

     

  • Mary

     

  • Anna Frye

     

  • helene

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cornelius O'Leary

     

  • Bill and Judy Lauch

     

  • Chris and Ellen Portal

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • terryk

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Denise Moody

     

  • George Needs

     

  • Lori Whyte

     

  • Little Carol

     

  • Connie Packard

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bob & Emily Hurstak

     

  • Cousin Mary and Dick Walsh

     

  • The Pollastri Family

     

  • Fran McLaughlin

     

  • John and Marie Caruso, Sr

     

  • Local 424 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

     

  • Carpenters Local Union 475

     

  • Lori Silverstein

     

  • Jess and Dave Fefferman

     

  • Bob and Amy Hurstak

     

  • Jeff Seo

     

  • Chuba

     

  • Carpenters Local 26

     

  • Mike & Regina Rattigan

     

  • Carpenters Local 33

     

  • Carpenters Local 40

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jay and Anne Cedrone

     

  • Amy Butler

     

  • The McFadyen Family

     

  • Amy Gindel

     

  • Marcucella Family

     

  • The Pigott Family

     

  • Maria Senibaldi

     

  • Kevin and Ruth McCall

     

  • Kate and Stephen

     

  • Nanette Moss and Dayton Semerjian

     

  • Danielle Gavin

     

  • Brian Corning

     

  • Doyle

     

  • The Dieffenbauch Family

     

  • The Grasso Family

     

  • The Mulvaney Family

     

  • Fran McLaughlin

     

  • Vinnie Servello

     

  • Ramona & Abbagayle Hawkins (SOS AUCTION TEAM LEADER)

     

  • The Furey Family

     

  • Carol M Reardon

     

  • Christina, Warren, and Taylor Nascimento

     

  • The Kilgore's

     

  • John and Marie Caruso Sr.

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Judy and Bill Lauch

     

  • Heather McCarthy

     

  • David and Barbara O'Neil

     

  • 4/11/15-Race for Amazing Grace Fundraiser -Cheryl Clinton Art

     

  • Kathryn Holthaus

     

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern, MA-Troup # 65129

     

  • Michael Nadeau

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Robin Murphy

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mullin Family

     

  • The O'Toole Family

     

  • Emily Hurstak

     

  • Serena Jao

     

  • Jan & Jack

     

  • Jennifer Gray

     

  • Kathleen McCarthy

     

  • Laurie and Bill McCarthy

     

  • Michelle & Jacalyn Judd

     

  • The Darling Family

     

  • Amy Wisherd Lagodimos

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • becky and Paul

     

  • Damiana Chiavolini

     

  • Armando and Anna Barbosa and family

     

  • The Timmins Family

     

  • Beth Deloria and Jim Austin

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • A friend of BIDMC

     

  • Eventbrite-4/11-Race for Amazing Grace Art Gala

     

  • Michael and Beverly Shea

     

  • Carpenters Local Union 723

     

  • The Saulnier family

     

  • Gloria and Peter Ryan

     

  • Anonymous

     

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147% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $361,295 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca Pressman

Amount Raised

$15,438

 

206% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Urban

Amount Raised

$15,430

 

103% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Amazing Grace

Amount Raised

$14,700

 

147% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Chamberlain

Amount Raised

$12,900

 

86% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marissa Monaco

Amount Raised

$12,518

 

125% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Hunt

Amount Raised

$10,772

 

144% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Sower

Amount Raised

$10,731

 

72% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Manning

Amount Raised

$10,615

 

142% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Gloria and Peter Ryan

Gloria and Peter Ryan

2 years ago

The Saulnier family

The Saulnier family

2 years ago

Carpenters Local Union 723

Carpenters Local Union 723

2 years ago

Michael and Beverly Shea

Michael and Beverly Shea

2 years ago

Eventbrite-4/11-Race for Amazing Grace Art Gala

Eventbrite-4/11-Race for Amazing Grace Art Gala

2 years ago

A friend of BIDMC

A friend of BIDMC

Go Team Amazing Grace!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Beth Deloria and Jim Austin

Beth Deloria and Jim Austin

For Grace and her amazing family! 2 years ago

The Timmins Family

The Timmins Family

Good Luck! Matt and I are thinking of you today! 2 years ago