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Amy Derksen's Fundraiser:

2012 Team Ritter NYC Marathon

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Amy Derksen

THE STORY:

I am THRILLED to be a member of Team Ritter to run the NY Marathon on November 4, 2012.  In June 2009, at age 37, I was diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve and an aortic aneurysm and had surgery a few weeks later to repair the aorta.  At the time, I was busy raising an 18 month old daughter and a 3 year old son and I was in the best shape of my life.  With no known family history of heart or aortic disease, the diagnosis was a shock.  I soon realized that I was so lucky and blessed that the condition was discovered before it was too late.   

I am passionate about telling people about aortic disease and passing on the Ritter Rules whenever the opportunity presents itself.  I proudly wear my scar as a reminder to live life to it's fullest and be thankful for every day.     

I am now 40 years old.  Time to get serious about crossing things off my bucket list!  Running in a marathon is a lifelong goal of mine. I have recently started training to achieve this goal.  I have an extremely supportive husband, energetic kids, and a big circle of friends and family who are 100 percent behind me and are thrilled that I have this opportunity to run to raise funds for and promote awareness of the John Ritter Foundation.     

$4,046

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amy and Marlo Derksen

    $100

  • Theilen Family

     

  • Pam Wathen

    $25

  • Deanna & Ed Traa

    $300

  • Beth & Mitchell

    $50

  • Ken and Linda Gladstone

    $20

  • Isabel Martin

    $20

  • Jane Martin

    $20

  • Roy & Eileen

    $50

  • Dr. John McGarry, Foot Specialists Assoc. of Denver

    $50

  • Grace Lew

    $20

  • Brennan Family

    $50

  • Diane Langlois

    $20

  • Ron Justiss

    $50

  • Kate and Sean Maggert

    $100

  • Peter Taylor

    $50

  • Steve Tucker

    $25

  • Rose and Bart

    $100

  • The Batchelors

    $125

  • Gabe and Lily's Lemonade Stand

    $100

  • Mom and dad

    $200

  • Georgie A.

    $20

  • Chris, Jen ,Luke, Jack and Olivia Hayes

    $200

  • The Long Family

    $25

  • Flynn Family

    $25

  • The Paranjape Family

    $25

  • Jim and Darleen Boyle

    $25

  • Cathy Arsenault

    $25

  • Greg Angell

    $50

  • Dorothy Musil

    $52

  • Carol Bedin

    $40

  • Stephanie Palm Neves

    $50

  • Jen Saputo & family

    $25

  • Laurie Kennedy

    $50

  • The Rankins

    $25

  • Myles Guber, M.D.

    $50

  • George and Anne Derksen

    $200

  • Lynn & Rick Hendricks

    $25

  • The Bennetts

    $100

  • Michelle and James O'Neal

    $50

  • Julie H.

    $20

  • Bruce, Sheryl, Noah, and Sophie Jones

    $54

  • Matt & Daisy Helber

    $50

  • Paul Seaborn and Heidi Moyse

    $50

  • Dan and Erin Flannigan

    $10

  • Katherine Kneeland and John Spiegel

    $20

  • The Kozareks

    $25

  • The Henningers

    $25

  • Angie Kahn

    $35

  • Rita Osborn

    $50

  • The O'Connor Family

    $50

  • The Fogler Family

    $50

  • Ron Justiss

    $50

  • Beth Finesilver

    $35

  • Friends

    $150

  • Ron & Bonnie

    $50

  • Bernie & Joanne Clement

    $500

  • Danielle Hankinson

    $20

  • Dave and Brigitte Schoenherr

    $20

  • The Ehlert Family

    $100

  • Theresa Broderick

    $40

  • The Allor grandchildren

    $50

  • Kim and Les Parisek

    $25

  • Jenny Jones

    $20

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The Team: $48,304 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jock and Cathy Pool

Amount Raised

$9,325

Fundraiser Title

jaclyn morrison

Amount Raised

$7,162

Fundraiser Title

Robin Plonsker

Amount Raised

$6,327

Fundraiser Title

Amy Derksen

Amount Raised

$4,046

Fundraiser Title

Tara Mastracci

Amount Raised

$3,730

Fundraiser Title

tyler ritter

Amount Raised

$3,095

Fundraiser Title

lelia parma

Amount Raised

$2,825

Fundraiser Title

Maria Soriano-Reilly

Amount Raised

$2,450

Donor Comments

Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones

DONATION: $20

I work with your sister Kate and when she told me your story I was so moved!! My grandmother passed due to an aortic aneurysm and I wish she had had the same strength you have shown. I hope you'll still be able to run in the marathon whenever they reschedule! 5 years ago

Kim and Les Parisek

Kim and Les Parisek

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

The Allor grandchildren

The Allor grandchildren

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Theresa Broderick

Theresa Broderick

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

The Ehlert Family

The Ehlert Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Dave and Brigitte Schoenherr

Dave and Brigitte Schoenherr

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Danielle Hankinson

Danielle Hankinson

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Bernie & Joanne Clement

Bernie & Joanne Clement

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Ron & Bonnie

Ron & Bonnie

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Beth Finesilver

Beth Finesilver

DONATION: $35

5 years ago