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Team MDSC Boston Marathon 2013

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EMILY LAMARCA via Crowdrise
November 23, 2012

Four Years Running........Couldn't have done it without all of you!!!.....Thank You!  See more
EMILY LAMARCA

THE STORY:

Our son Cole was born 6 years ago with Down syndrome.  We hadn't known before Cole's birth that he would have Down syndrome so the fact that Cole came into the world 6 weeks premature, coupled with an emergency c-section and then with the surprise of the Down syndrome diagnosis.......needelss to say it was an emotional night.

I always say and will continue to say that I wish I had know then what I know now.  There are not enough wonderful things to say about Cole.  His personality shines through from the first second he looks at you with those amazing eyes.  His smile captures your heart and his enthusiasm for things that we take for granted is so admirable.

I had a small surgery this week and Cole was so fixed on becoming a doctor so that he could fix me and make me all better.  There has been numerous kisses to my belly (where my incision is) gentle hugs and reminders that he is going to be a doctor and fix me. 

Cole went to a school last year that didn't turn out to be the best spot for him.  It was a struggle to get him there each day, because school suddenly was a place he did not want to be......BUT....when his 3 year old sister Maddy started going to that school, Cole decided that he wanted to go back there so "he could protect Maddy"

There are endless stories like this about Cole and they all end the same way: with the listener reaching out, tears in their eyes, and hugging Cole so tightly because of the emotion he sets forth. 

Every day there are new families that welcome their baby with Down syndrome into the world.  Some not knowing, and some having the time to go through all the normal emotions ahead of time.  Whatever the situation, I know that these families will have one emotion that rings strong and true through it all and that is LOVE.

Thank you to everyone that has supported my running the Boston Marathon for the past three years in honor of Cole and in honor of the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.  Because of all your support and generosity, you have given me a stage to help show people, who may not understand the GIFT of Down syndrome, what it truly is about.

GO TEAM MDSC!!!!

 

$6,795

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carree Villeneuve

    $25

  • Joe & Peggy Kennedy

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary and Art Winkler

    $50

  • Howland Family Foundation

    $500

  • Cameron Howland

    $75

  • Sarah Hinckley

    $40

  • Anne-Marie Kelley

    $40

  • Janis Erickson

    $25

  • JJ and Paddy

    $25

  • Sandy Sauta

    $35

  • Amy & Joey

    $25

  • Jenna Guzman

    $40

  • Dan & Tracy Aylward

    $25

  • Cole's Teachers in Links

     

  • Mike Rotella

    $50

  • Russ & Maryruth

    $100

  • Tim

    $200

  • SuperBowl Squares

    $450

  • Mauro, Amanda & Luisa

     

  • Landini family

    $40

  • John & April Pozzi

    $25

  • deb

    $50

  • Mary and Art

    $50

  • Brittany Berndt

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bubon!!!

    $30

  • Cousin Arthur

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Joe, Angela, Madison & Joey Bazydlo

    $40

  • Charlene McNamara

    $125

  • the Horgy's

    $25

  • Max, Emily and Barbara Vanderwilden

    $150

  • Katie Richard

    $25

  • Emily Fontaine

    $50

  • Uncle Tom

    $150

  • Aimee, Alan, Bayleigh, Laura and Zackary

    $50

  • Kev Dev Tay Jack

    $25

  • The Maypothers

     

  • Robin and Rodney

    $50

  • Brad Capello

    $50

  • Patty and Bud Leonhardt

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sarah Cullen

    $25

  • Matthew and Nicole Quinn

    $250

  • Nick T & Chris H

    $30

  • Keena

    $100

  • Denise Adams

    $25

  • RUN4COLE 5K

     

  • Tim, Jody, Jake, Ellison & Kellan O'Day

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jenna and Todd Jackson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bruce

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

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85% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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The Team: $62,500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

James Davis

Amount Raised

$8,174

 

82% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

EMILY LAMARCA

Amount Raised

$6,795

 

85% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah McKitterick

Amount Raised

$6,752

 

113% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Josefina Oliva

Amount Raised

$6,084

Fundraiser Title

Alan Siegel

Amount Raised

$5,957

 

119% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Russell Trottier

Amount Raised

$5,450

 

55% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Janis Frazer

Amount Raised

$5,445

 

109% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Edward Hulten

Amount Raised

$5,173

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

I'm way late on this. Sorry about that. Love, Us (The Niemis) 5 years ago

Bruce

Bruce

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Jenna and Todd Jackson

Jenna and Todd Jackson

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Emily......we wish a great run......Ron &Brenda; 5 years ago

Tim, Jody, Jake, Ellison & Kellan O'Day

Tim, Jody, Jake, Ellison & Kellan O'Day

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

RUN4COLE 5K

RUN4COLE 5K

5 years ago

Denise Adams

Denise Adams

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Keena

Keena

DONATION: $100

For Cole <3 Emily and Mark! Run safe! Ill be at the finish line :) 5 years ago

Nick T & Chris H

Nick T & Chris H

DONATION: $30

Cole is a lucky boy to have you as his mom! 5 years ago