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TEAM BTF ING NYC MARATHON 2011

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Vanessa and Tim Green via Crowdrise
July 17, 2011

We are running the NYC marathon for the Brain Tumour Foundation amazingly only one year to the day after Vanessa had a brain tumour removed.  See more
Vanessa and Tim Green

THE STORY:

 

In October 2010, Vanessa ran the Melbourne Half Marathon and qualified for the New York Marathon for 2011. During the race, she felt a little dizzy but didn’t think anything of it – it was half marathon after all!

But only three weeks later, she was suddenly very ill. The doctors diagnosed Vanessa with a brain tumor, which she’d probably had for the last ten years, and needed immediate surgery. On November 4, the surgery was successfully completed and a tumor the size of a tennis ball removed. Thankfully it was benign.

Vanessa spent the next week in the Intensive Care Unit recovering and Tim spent the week thanking god for his wife back!

But being a fit person Vanessa recovered fast and a few hours out of ICU she was taking her first steps around the corridors of the hospital. The neurosurgeon discharged Vanessa a week ahead of schedule as she had recovered so well and told her to do nothing for a month. But he didn’t understand Vanessa’s idea of nothing meant twice-daily walks, which soon turned into small runs.

In April 2011, Vanessa received her acceptance into the New York Marathon, but Tim was not so successful in the lottery. But determined to do it together, they decided to run for a charity – but not just any charity. 

Almost exactly a year after Vanessa’s brain surgery Vanessa and Tim will be flying half way around the world to run the New York Marathon proudly for The Brain Tumor Foundation of America - a charity very close to their hearts (and heads!). And as they don’t do things by halves, they're aiming to do it fast!

Look out New York!

$8,499

MONEY RAISED
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  • Robyn Hatton

    $150

  • Peter and Julia Birmingham

    $50

  • Owen and Kaye Hill

    $150

  • GSC Accountants

    $75

  • Nadine Livio

    $20

  • Michael and Irene Green

    $50

  • Shani Abergil

    $100

  • Elaine Searle

    $20

  • Tappy

    $50

  • Martha B xx

    $60

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tommy

    $50

  • Pete and Morag Green

    $50

  • Pat Guthrie

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ann and Michael Barbato

    $50

  • Melissa Nesbitt

    $100

  • Peter Richards

    $150

  • The FS's

    $100

  • Jade Wannell

    $20

  • Neil

    $20

  • Scott Nowell

     

  • Alex and Ruth

    $100

  • Alice Quiddington

    $30

  • Angela Cross

    $40

  • Clare Jones

    $50

  • AC

    $100

  • Gem, Luke, Arch & Van xxxx

    $50

  • The Cedar House Sport Hotel

    $250

  • M&M&L Helgstedt

    $50

  • susie

    $50

  • Ann Ryan

    $100

  • Caroline Gilbert

    $20

  • Moonmaster

    $150

  • Jill Large

    $40

  • Roie and Jeremy Paul

    $100

  • Tania Ifraimov

    $30

  • Ciaran

    $100

  • Aunty Sharon

    $100

  • Robin Woods (fellow climber)

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • craigieburn ranger

    $42

  • Jonathan Curtis

    $1,000

  • Biba & Markus xx

    $40

  • Tim Cairns

    $400

  • Geoff, Toni and Cristina!

    $150

  • Dave and Jen Seaggs

    $100

  • Iza

    $30

  • Sean Hatton

    $50

  • Littlest Girlfriend

    $50

  • Susan Austin

    $100

  • Joe Waks

    $100

  • Randos

    $50

  • ShanShanYoga Group

    $100

  • Matt

    $50

  • Veronica Wells

    $50

  • Esther Clerehan

    $100

  • Meals Ivan Finn

    $100

  • Graham van der Westhuizen

    $20

  • Lisa Harrington

    $40

  • emma corry

    $100

  • Michelle, Chris & Tommy

    $50

  • Barbara

    $50

  • Eunice Corry

    $100

  • Brad

    $21

  • Lisa & Lionel Lee

    $400

  • Ivan Dodds

    $25

  • Organic Produce, Surry Hills

    $550

  • Willis Wilhelm FudgePacker Farge the III

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • James Nguyen

    $100

  • Adam Cox

    $50

  • George Scott

    $100

  • Darren and Michelle

    $50

  • Nat & Linda

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Fliss Wheelwright

    $50

  • Mitch O'Donohue

    $20

  • Jay Gelardi

    $50

  • Pole

    $100

  • Jai

    $50

  • Hugh

    $100

  • Andrea and George

    $100

  • mary wittenberg

    $26

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170% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $39,671 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Vanessa and Tim Green

Amount Raised

$8,499

 

170% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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John Santiago

Amount Raised

$5,250

Fundraiser Title

Megan Zoschg

Amount Raised

$4,750

 

95% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Keith Mason

Amount Raised

$4,165

 

139% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jake Farquharson

Amount Raised

$3,775

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Laura Ryan

Amount Raised

$2,586

 

103% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Kara Bocchi

Amount Raised

$2,540

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Matt Klein

Amount Raised

$2,496

Donor Comments

mary wittenberg

mary wittenberg

DONATION: $26

Such an inspiring story. 6 years ago

Andrea and George

Andrea and George

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Hugh

Hugh

DONATION: $100

Vanessa and Tim, Best of luck with the run in NYC.Very impressed that you are taking on this challenge. Looking forward to hearing about it when you get back. Hugh 6 years ago

Jai

Jai

DONATION: $50

V&T Have a cracking time on your holiday and with your light jog across 5 boroughs. V: Has been inspiring to see you recover so fast! Good luck guys! J 6 years ago

Pole

Pole

DONATION: $100

Really great cause. Get rad lords! 6 years ago

Jay Gelardi

Jay Gelardi

DONATION: $50

El diablo blanco 6 years ago

Mitch O'Donohue

Mitch O'Donohue

DONATION: $20

Well done, good luck! 6 years ago

Fliss Wheelwright

Fliss Wheelwright

DONATION: $50

Team Green you are awesome and awe inspiring!!!!!!!!. Will be thinking of you guys on your run. Such a remarkable achievement V just one year after such a major operation. Look forward to hearing all about it on your return. Safe travels and ENJOY.x. Fliss.x. 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

In Tribute of two great people... Tim & Vanessa. Go run with love, strength, courage and all the special things that make us more connected with each other and life. 6 years ago

Nat & Linda

Nat & Linda

DONATION: $50

6 years ago