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Team Eye and Ear Boston 2017

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THE STORY:

On October 20th 2016, I got an email from Mass Eye and Ear Hospital asking if I wanted to be part of something big and of course when you read my family’s story you will understand why the answer was yes!  

 On February 10th 1999 my husband and I were granted the gift of having triplet girls weighing from 2-3 pounds, frighteningly small, but amazingly perfect.

 However, in less than 24 hours the team at Massachusetts General Hospital told us that we would have a long road to go; one of the girls was born with severe esophageal birth defects. She could not eat; she had no inlet to her stomach, and had a type c fistula to her lungs. Through hand holding with talented surgeons and nurses her birth defects were repaired, or so we hoped.

 The next year the girls grew and flourished but one always remained fragile, a realization that became real when one night we woke to her struggling to breathe. After a fearful 911 ride and a meeting with the otology pediatric surgical team at Mass Eye and Ear we learned her esophagus was not growing and it was consistent with a child that should weigh two pounds. Mass Eye and Ear conducted a complicated surgery to re-construct a trachea and esophagus for our daughter from her ribs. Two months later we brought her home. Surely we would now be okay and enjoy the craziness of raising three beautiful girls.

 Another year of illness passed and we were at Mass Eye and Ear again seeking help.  Our daughter was in a constant state of pneumonia. Several days later we met a new surgeon at Mass Eye and Ear who said, I will take care of her. She had another birth defect, a hole in her larynx.  She was aspirating slowly and consistently into her lungs. Once again with the extremely talented and caring team at Mass Eye and Ear surgically her birth defect was repaired.  

 We are thankful every day for the amazing care we received from the gifted nurses and doctors at Mass Eye and Ear, without them we know our daughter would not have survived. She has had 38 surgeries and procedures, so yes, I WANT TO BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG!

 I have joined the Mass Eye and Ear 2017 Boston Marathon® team to help find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck.  There are 54 of us on the team and I am honored to run and give back! Team Eye and Ear has raised more than $4 million for research and patient care since 2006.

I have committed to raising $10,000, please help me reach my goal. If you work at a company that has a chartable match please consider donating to my goal, and your company providing a Match! If your company would consider supporting me with a corporate sponsorship, the forms are attached. Your company LOGO could be at the Boston Marathon START!

Please add my name on any donations.

Thank you so much in advance, because of people like us Mass Eye and Ear will continue to make a difference in all our lives!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$17,038

MONEY RAISED
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  • Eric and April Morgan

    $1,000

  • Carrie, Jake and Logan McGrath

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Marilyn

    $50

  • Laurie, Fred, John and Erika Kirk

    $250

  • Greg Kerns

    $100

  • Cynthia Dixey

    $100

  • Jill McFarland

    $100

  • Matching Gift - Winter Wyman Company, Inc. (Carrie McGrath)

    $50

  • Megan Callan and Tony Anni

     

  • Jeff Harnisch

    $200

  • Jen Cebrero

     

  • Todaro Family

    $50

  • The Hanscom Family

     

  • Runner Lisa

    $200

  • Mass Eye and Ear 501c3 number is 04-2785453 Bertha Papadakis

    $200

  • KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Katsikis Family

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Dennis & Deb Beauchene

    $300

  • Joanna

    $150

  • The Pattas Twinkies

     

  • Liz Bothwell

    $50

  • B Papadakis

    $25

  • Arthur & Julie

    $100

  • Kristen & Matt

     

  • CUSTOM CONVERTING LL.

    $500

  • Rajesh Hassija

    $100

  • Peter Soule

    $50

  • Wright/Loureiro Family

    $100

  • Infosenseglobal Inc

    $100

  • Chris Hafner

    $100

  • Michelle Griffin

    $50

  • Bill Tsingos

    $26.20

  • glenn thoene

    $250

  • Steve Winder

    $25

  • Kostas and Carol Travayiakis

    $200

  • Melidonis Family

    $100

  • Giannopoulos Family

     

  • Supreme Pizza

    $1,000

  • Jeffrey berenson

    $25

  • Alicia & Bob Wieting

    $131.10

  • Karen Brieger

     

  • Theresa Harhen

    $25

  • Nicos and Renee Vekiarides

    $250

  • Linda and Barry Donohoe

     

  • The Hyles Family

    $50

  • Paul Herrick

    $25

  • Deb Sillay

     

  • The Trumpler Family

    $100

  • Foti Zotos

     

  • Rick Matt

    $50

  • Erin Tyson

    $25

  • Barbara Meaney

    $25

  • Roberta Stanford

    $250

  • Maribel Encarnacion

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rachel Overbaugh

     

  • Nicole Chantre

    $100

  • Tiger Gilmore from Tiger's Auto Repair

    $100

  • Weissman Family

    $250

  • Lesley Rossetti & Family

     

  • Shannon

    $200

  • Holt Family

    $50

  • John Mason

    $50

  • James Sununu

    $100

  • Niki Briani-Karipis

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Leo J. Paulet

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • David Beavens

     

  • Candace and Kees

    $100

  • Holly Tennent

    $25

  • Betsy Topel

    $50

  • Costas Provisions Corp.

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Athanasia Papadakis

    $100

  • Kyle & Kelly Averill

     

  • Melissa Mikulski

    $25

  • The Weber Family

    $50

  • Matching Gift - Microsoft (Greg Kerns)

    $100

  • Matching Gift - Microsoft (Mike Herold)

    $500

  • Kristine Boyd

    $25

  • John Falcone

    $100

  • Patrick and William Faust

    $100

  • Matching Gift - Microsoft (John Lehoulier)

    $200

  • John Lehoulier

    $200

  • Matching Gift - Microsoft (Fred Lupone)

    $200

  • Fred Lupone

    $200

  • Matching Gift - Microsoft (Amber Reichelt)

    $25

  • Amber Reichelt

    $25

  • Matching Gift - Microsoft (Prabhu Iyer)

    $200

  • Prabhu Iyer

    $200

  • Fundraising Contest Winner - from Jim Carlisle

    $1,000

  • Good Guys Provisions

    $200

  • Matching Gift - Microsoft (Vishal Sharma)

    $25

  • Vishal Sharma

    $25

  • Susan Pardus

    $25

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114% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $652,453 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jessica Schmitz

Amount Raised

$52,209

 

104% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sally Reiley

Amount Raised

$31,743

 

159% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Weinstein

Amount Raised

$31,738

 

159% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Knapp

Amount Raised

$25,800

 

103% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Herrick

Amount Raised

$18,736

 

101% Raised of $18,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul and Michael Cannistraro

Amount Raised

$18,109

 

91% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

B Papadakis

Amount Raised

$17,038

 

114% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Grace MacDonald Shannon Smith

Amount Raised

$16,280

 

102% Raised of $16,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Susan Pardus

Susan Pardus

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Vishal Sharma

Vishal Sharma

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Matching Gift - Microsoft (Vishal Sharma)

Matching Gift - Microsoft (Vishal Sharma)

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Good Guys Provisions

Good Guys Provisions

DONATION: $200

Glad to help 3 months ago

Fundraising Contest Winner - from Jim Carlisle

Fundraising Contest Winner - from Jim Carlisle

DONATION: $1,000

3 months ago

Prabhu Iyer

Prabhu Iyer

DONATION: $200

3 months ago

Matching Gift - Microsoft (Prabhu Iyer)

Matching Gift - Microsoft (Prabhu Iyer)

DONATION: $200

3 months ago

Amber Reichelt

Amber Reichelt

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Matching Gift - Microsoft (Amber Reichelt)

Matching Gift - Microsoft (Amber Reichelt)

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Fred Lupone

Fred Lupone

DONATION: $200

3 months ago