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Audrey Abadilla's Fundraiser:

Team Kidney - TSFM

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The finish line is in sight...
July 13, 2016

Today I am happy to say that I have surpassed 75% of my fundraising goal! I have always believed that you can do anything if you are in it for  See more
Audrey Abadilla

THE STORY:

"I run because it's so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can't. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you're capable of so much more than you thought."

To be utterly honest, I have been racking my brain for a month - yes, month - thinking of how to be perfectly poetic in a way that would move my readers to believe in me and what I'm doing. Finally, I realized that if I just write from the heart, everything else will fall into place. So here's why I'm running my very first full marathon - The San Francisco Marathon on July 31st - as a member of Team Kidney, and in memory of my dad:

In early 2014, my father was diagnosed with kidney disease and COPD, among other things. Before sunrise on Thanksgiving that same year, I lost my best man, my baseball buddy, my dance partner, my comedian and confidant. I never thought I'd lose myself, too. It was all so unexpected. I doubted my purpose, my plans and priorities. I wondered if I'd ever enjoy things in life the way I once did, and when I'd be able to feel happy again without feeling guilty. I questioned God and my values. I submitted to my sorrows, and lost sight of who I was.

Before all that, running came easy for me. After, my heart was heavy and weighed me down. When I finally found it in me to lace up and go, I felt as though each stride lightened the load I was bearing. My sport became my savior. I found that the lessons I learned each day from running were echoes of daddy lessons from long before: Work hard and you will be successful. Never give up on yourself or your dreams. You are capable of anything you put your mind to. Take it one breath at a time. Give a thumbs up to show em you're alright. Have fun, have fun, have fun. He was my first teacher, and running became my substitute. I miss him everyday. Though, I know he'll always be there beside me to tell me to keep going when I feel like I can't - whether it's on the challenging courses I encounter in a race, or in life.

Running saved my life, and I sincerely hope that through this I can save someone else's too. I am teaming up with the National Kidney Foundation because they are dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. All funds raised will support the life-saving work of this amazing organization. All spirits raised is a bonus.

I want to thank you for taking time to read my story and I invite you to make a lasting change in the lives of those impacted by kidney disease. Whether it's through a donation, cheering me on along the route, or spreading awareness - I hope you know that your support means the world to me. Thank you!

Audrey

$1,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sam & JR

    $25

  • Alaina

    $100

  • John Por

    $26.20

  • Erynn

    $25

  • Kalene

    $50

  • EJ Perez

    $25

  • Christopher Capacillo

    $25

  • Libertine Hladik

    $26.20

  • Marie Alojado

    $15

  • MORGAN

     

  • Agu

    $25

  • Janelle Canilao

    $25

  • Shivali Chag

    $15

  • Jenni

    $26.22

  • Francis

    $26.20

  • Don Tuazom

    $25

  • Anonymous Bernie

    $26.18

  • Jenn Chow

    $20

  • Jhoanne

    $26.22

  • Kim Mendoza-Dungo

    $50

  • Krizia Mendoza

    $25

  • JR & Sam

    $50

  • Aimee Abadilla

    $25

  • $am-Eazy

    $20

  • Loree T

     

  • Nhung

    $25

  • Alyssa Villasenor

     

  • Rachella & Han

    $50

  • Angela Hanh

    $25

  • Emma McGill

    $25

  • Dimitri

     

  • Matt

    $25

  • Bey

    $25

  • Manuel Manglicmot Jr.

    $50

  • Audrey Abadilla

     

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111% Raised of $900 Goal

The Team: $13,245 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

National Kidney Foundation, Inc.

Amount Raised

$7,845

 

52% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Audrey Abadilla

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

111% Raised of $900 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Harrison

Amount Raised

$900

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Wallace

Amount Raised

$800

 

100% Raised of $800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Noe Bustamante

Amount Raised

$800

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Eastes

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

Chris Stewart

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

misael vazquez

Amount Raised

$450

Donor Comments

Audrey Abadilla

Audrey Abadilla

In memory of my dad, Des Abadilla. Thank you for giving me wings <3 1 year ago

Manuel Manglicmot Jr.

Manuel Manglicmot Jr.

DONATION: $50

In memory of uncle Des Abadilla 1 year ago

Bey

Bey

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Matt

Matt

DONATION: $25

Good luck tomorrow! 1 year ago

Dimitri

Dimitri

1 year ago

Emma McGill

Emma McGill

DONATION: $25

What would Beyoncé do?! Best of luck Audrey, you're incredibly inspiring & a beautiful person!! Have fun! :) 1 year ago

Angela Hanh

Angela Hanh

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Rachella & Han

Rachella & Han

DONATION: $50

You got this Audrey! <3 1 year ago

Alyssa Villasenor

Alyssa Villasenor

1 year ago

Nhung

Nhung

DONATION: $25

For uncle! Love you Audrey!! ð 1 year ago