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Team Eye and Ear Boston Marathon 2012

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Chris Mehmel via Crowdrise
April 30, 2012

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Chris Mehmel

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

Both of my kids (Matthew, 24, and Rachel, 16) have Retinitis Pigmentosa, a potentially debilitating disease of the retina, which causes a constricted field of vision, light sensitivity, and night blindness.  Thanks to the Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary, the prognosis for both kids has improved since they were diagnosed over ten years ago, but much needs to be done in order to retain the vision that they have and for them to be fully independent throughout their adult years.

I'm running Boston this year to raise money for MEEI, but also to set the expectation for my kids that a disability doesn't have to hamper their success, which I do by running with a below-knee prosthesis.  A birth defect left my right leg shortened and missing a true weight-bearing foot, but thanks to modern prosthetic technology (and my prosthetist - Joel Dwyer of West Barnstable, MA) I'm able to run distances that I never dreamed of covering when I was young.

All three of us are working to defy the odds.  Matthew is a graduate of the Mass College of Art & Design and on his own in Boston.  Rachel is an honor roll student at her high school and participates in a number of extracurricular activities.  Anything that I can do to support their ongoing success is my ultimate goal.

Please help me to reach my fundraising goal for the Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary, which I've set at $6000.

Thanks much,

Chris

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At Mass. Eye and Ear, our focus is your quality of life.  We treat everything that has to do with the eyes, ears, nose, throat, head and neck - so that you and those you care about can get more out of the world around us.

Our physicians are more than just specialists; each is also a researcher and a teacher.  These doctors don't just apply the latest advances in medicine; they invent them.  Together with Mass. Eye and Ear scientists, they work tirelessly to understand the root causes of diseases that both take people's lives and rob too many others of their quality of life.

Every dollar raised makes it possible for Mass. Eye and Ear to excel in clinical care, research and medical education.  That, in turn, allows us to provide the finest specialty care to every person who comes through our door and to share our knowledge in order to help patients around the world.

Thank you for your support.

$5,092

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris Mehmel

    $100

  • Linda Andersen

    $20

  • Connie Mehmel

    $200

  • Courtney Holloway

    $50

  • Chris Mehmel

    $100

  • Patty

    $20

  • Nicole Hatch

    $20

  • Dick and Muriel

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Robert D. Morlan, DMD

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lizzie

    $100

  • Ian, Celia, Sarely, Maria

    $50

  • Deanna

    $50

  • Donna Doyle

    $25

  • Donna L. Thomas

    $25

  • Marriott W. Moszka

    $35

  • Dawn Sebastian

    $20

  • Lynne M. Bonasia & Michael Bonasia

    $50

  • lube on location

    $100

  • Lisa & Debra Cusolito

    $50

  • Richard,Teresa,Sierra & Skye

    $50

  • Desa Dewhurst

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Margaret Mehmel

    $500

  • Falmouth Toyota Scion

    $300

  • Elaine Rivers Aleo

    $100

  • Robert & Kathleen Allen

    $100

  • Ralph J. Jensen

    $50

  • peggy kelley

    $25

  • Jenny Beekley

    $50

  • Charlie Gillis

    $100

  • Team Eye and Ear Alumni

    $52

  • Dennis and Diane Williams

    $100

  • Mary from Mass. Eye and Ear

    $25

  • Corey & Patrick McGaughey

    $50

  • Martin H.

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Paul Leal

    $50

  • EK

    $200

  • Corey Collins

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Gerald & Coleen Westover

    $100

  • Brad & Terry

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Comcast (plegde)

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sharon Burns

    $50

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85% Raised of $6,000 Goal

The Team: $394,915 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Amount Raised

$64,290

 

18% Raised of $350,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brad Terry Zimmerman

Amount Raised

$21,145

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Rizzo

Amount Raised

$17,160

 

66% Raised of $26,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Yamil Kouri

Amount Raised

$15,487

Fundraiser Title

carolyn shea

Amount Raised

$14,080

 

282% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Will McNamara

Amount Raised

$12,993

 

87% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Russ & Lisa Fleming

Amount Raised

$11,625

 

116% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Knapp

Amount Raised

$11,100

Donor Comments

Sharon Burns

Sharon Burns

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Comcast (plegde)

Comcast (plegde)

DONATION: $500

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Dear Chris, Hope your race went well. Thanks for your commitment to your cause. Hope you reach your goal (or come close). Best Regards, Sara MacDonald 6 years ago

Brad & Terry

Brad & Terry

6 years ago

Gerald & Coleen Westover

Gerald & Coleen Westover

DONATION: $100

Good Luck, Corey's sister 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

6 years ago

Corey Collins

Corey Collins

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

EK

EK

DONATION: $200

Wow, Chris. 6 years ago

Paul Leal

Paul Leal

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Chris! You're an inspriation to all... 6 years ago