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Team Rett Boston Marathon 2013

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Alyssa Richardson via Crowdrise
October 09, 2012

Caroline, these 26.2 are for you!  See more
Alyssa Richardson

THE STORY:

Over a year ago I was lucky enough to meet Caroline, a beautiful 12 year old girl who was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome at age 2.  She put me through the ringer the first week I worked with her and now I know she was just making sure I would be there for her no matter what.  Fortunately, I passed her test and we have been best friends ever since.

Caroline is unable to speak or purposefully use her hands.  She faces challenges every single day.  She communicates as best she can with her eyes, clicks with her tongue, her contagious laugh, and sometimes tears.  Caroline is overall a very happy girl who loves to be outside whether it is going for a run in her stroller, swinging on her swing, or a ride on the boat.  She lives a full life with her amazing family and continues to impress us all daily.  Caroline gives me perspective every day and I cannot help but be in a good mood when I am with her.

I am so excited for this opportunity to run the Boston Marathon and raise money for Team Rett to help Caroline and other girls like her.  Over the last few years there has been amazing progress as a result of extensive research and clinical trials.  The funds raised by Team Rett will be a major contributing factor for continued research and hopefully many more advances.  Please help me reach my goal of $5,000 so I can accomplish this amazing challenge dedicated to my best friend.  Caroline, these 26.2 are for you!

 

 

 

RETT SYNDROME ASSN OF MASSACHUSETTS wrote -

 

Team Rett FundRacers will be raising money for research in hopes that Rett syndrome can be reversed!

Seen almost exclusively in girls, Rett syndrome is a unique developmental disorder caused by mutations on the X chromosome on a gene called MECP2. A rare disease, the incidence of Rett syndrome is about 1 in 10,000 females. The course of Rett syndrome, including the age of onset and severity varies from child to child. As the syndrome progresses, most children lose purposeful use of their hands and the ability to speak. Other symptoms may include loss of motor skills, breathing and cardiac irregularities, seizures, digestive problems, scoliosis, and tremors.

Although Rett syndrome leaves all girls and women dependent on others for all of their basic needs, tremendous advances in research have been made since the MECP2 mutation was discovered in 1999.

Please support Team Rett in its efforts to fund research that may lead to a cure for Rett syndrome!

$7,272

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kristen

    $100

  • Barbara Fine -- Boston Parents Paper

    $20

  • Kate

    $30

  • Samantha

    $100

  • Mikaela

    $100

  • Jay

    $100

  • Joshua Scott

    $25

  • Thomas Gunning

    $500

  • Monica Smith

    $100

  • Jen

    $100

  • Denise G.

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Dana

    $30

  • Dnut

    $50

  • Taylor

    $30

  • Judy Delaney

    $50

  • The Kilduff Family

    $200

  • Nicole

    $50

  • Eric

    $26

  • Maggie Moyer

    $25

  • Ken Wentworth North River Fuel

    $25

  • The Marchi's

    $75

  • Tara

    $35

  • Jenna and Steve

    $100

  • B. McKeon

    $75

  • Jeff

    $25

  • Tom Matthews

    $25

  • Alex

    $100

  • Ian Richardson

    $250

  • Christian Comeau

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ann Golub-Victor

     

  • Allie Joyce

    $12

  • Jane and Mike Joyce

    $2,500

  • Brooke Joyce

    $60

  • Mike and Kathy Peterson

    $100

  • Jeff T.

    $27

  • Craven Morehead

    $262

  • James

    $50

  • Dan Weise

    $20

  • Todd and Michele Wise

    $100

  • Chris

    $50

  • Cara McCarthy

    $100

  • Lynn Davis

    $50

  • Brady

    $15

  • The D'Angelos

    $100

  • Silpada Jewelry - Mikaela

    $320

  • Missy

    $50

  • Julie

    $20

  • Mom & Dad

    $250

  • Don and Sue McCarthy

    $100

  • Andy Meyer

    $20

  • Emily

    $100

  • James F

    $50

  • lynnie and mikey

    $50

  • Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy

    $100

  • Bob Gould

    $25

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145% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $128,619 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jenn Seney

Amount Raised

$11,607

 

46% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erica Robertson

Amount Raised

$11,148

 

223% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maren & Ryan Layton

Amount Raised

$10,986

 

110% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Warner

Amount Raised

$9,931

Fundraiser Title

Geoff Gillard

Amount Raised

$9,785

 

196% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Zenaida Jimenez

Amount Raised

$9,570

Fundraiser Title

KAREN OBRIEN

Amount Raised

$8,476

 

170% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lee Ann Coburn

Amount Raised

$7,731

 

155% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Bob Gould

Bob Gould

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy

Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

lynnie and mikey

lynnie and mikey

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

James F

James F

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Emily

Emily

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Andy Meyer

Andy Meyer

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Don and Sue McCarthy

Don and Sue McCarthy

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

DONATION: $250

We love you Ali Pooh. Look out Boston, here she comes!!!!!! 5 years ago

Julie

Julie

DONATION: $20

Go Alyssa! I am so proud of you! 5 years ago

Missy

Missy

DONATION: $50

5 years ago