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Kristin, Kathleen and Lora's Fundraiser:

Tourette Syndrome Association NYC Marathon 2015

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Kristin, Kathleen and Lora

THE STORY:

Kristin, Lora and Kathleen are running the New York City Marathon to raise money to help find a cure for Tourette Syndrome. One night at dinner among friends, we realized that we had similar goals in mind for the year. To run a marathon, do good for ourselves and others. Chief among the reasons to run, was to raise funds for a cause near and dear to Kristin's heart. Her son Ryan.

Here is Ryan's Story told from Kristin's point-of-view: After years of searching for answers to Ryan's behaviors, countless doctor appointments and medications, Ryan was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) in December 2011. The initial diagnosis was devastating, but with time, we learned about TS, understood Ryan better and connected with other families managing the disorder. For the first time, we knew we were not alone. Thanks to the resources available through the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA), we have been fortunate to find resources to help Ryan, such as therapy techniques, medication options, networking with other families, and most importantly, education. We have used this knowledge to advocate for Ryan in every aspect of his life, especially school. Three years later, Ryan is thriving. The tics which once took over his entire body are much more subdued and barely recognizable. Most importantly, Ryan is happy. His condition does not have any hold over him and he has a bright future! Ryan was very fortunate to be in a school environment that was accepting of his differences. Many kids with TS deal with bullying on top of the physical effects. Education is key to stopping this cycle. Through the support of TSA, and our Wisconsin chapter, we are working toward reaching out to schools and providing the education they need to understand that kids with TS are just like any other. Thank you for your support!

$10,785

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sandi & Josh Adams

    $75

  • Tourette Syndrome Association of WI

    $1,000

  • Susan Schmatzhagen

    $50

  • Chris n Ellie Lindblom

    $50

  • The Nelson Family

    $100

  • Deb & Tim

    $50

  • Paul and Johanna

    $50

  • Mike and Jodi Engelstad

    $100

  • Brenda Matthias

    $50

  • Renee

    $100

  • VR family

    $50

  • Grandma Ann & Bennie

    $100

  • Kosch family

    $250

  • Chris Tessmer Family

    $25

  • Dave and Tanya Staples

    $50

  • Katie and Jason Weeks

    $100

  • Jason Kleist and Amy Lindner

    $50

  • The Rogers Family

    $250

  • The Norton Family

    $100

  • Allison

    $25

  • Lori and Philip Dallman

    $500

  • Adam K

    $100

  • Sarena

     

  • Joseph B. Frederick CFA

    $150

  • pat and rachel english

    $250

  • Sarah and Chris

    $50

  • Matt A

    $20

  • Jen Strand

    $25

  • Curt and Carri Brewer

    $100

  • Travis Keshemberg

    $200

  • Nancy Contardi

    $100

  • Murdock Family

    $50

  • Dave Michalski

    $100

  • Laura & Jason Thurow

    $100

  • The Engelken-Verbrigghe Family

    $50

  • Pat Noble

    $25

  • Dan and Colleen Czarnecki

    $100

  • Kristen and John Charlson

    $50

  • Bud and Barb Cialdini

    $500

  • Toby and Sue Mei

    $50

  • Jim and Sandra

    $250

  • Martinez Familly

    $50

  • Susan O'Grady

    $25

  • Jane Armstrong

    $100

  • slp

    $200

  • Kit Deluca

    $50

  • Margaret & Mario Powell

    $50

  • Cathy M

    $25

  • Tony & Reneene Martell

    $60

  • Christina Leiterman

    $50

  • Fred and Brenda Neitzel

    $50

  • Denise Neitzel

    $10

  • Amy Witteman

    $100

  • Michelle Mize

    $50

  • Dawn and Bill Engelking

     

  • Alicia and Pete Bartz

    $50

  • Brad & Mindy Comincioli

     

  • Keith & Jenny Abts

    $20

  • Samantha Stemper

    $20

  • Matt and Allie

    $500

  • anonymous

    $200

  • Gordon Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Stewart Friend

    $100

  • Ron & Mary Klopfer

    $50

  • Keith and Kerry Waltersdorf

    $50

  • Myra Johnson

    $100

  • Eric and Beth

     

  • Chuck Bronder

    $100

  • The Cornerstone of Oak Creek

    $100

  • Paige Haydin

    $25

  • Chris and Kayla Merker

    $50

  • Szohr family

    $50

  • Tom & Bonnie Geyman

    $500

  • Eric Rapp

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lynette & Tim Larsen

    $20

  • Emily & John Lenz

    $25

  • Julia Westphal

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Michael klein

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Matt and Jenny Cialdini

    $50

  • Michael and Julie Schinzer

    $100

  • Winkel Family

    $50

  • Hanmann family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Coffey Family

    $50

  • A & J L

    $50

  • Steve and Danette Carlton

     

  • Jennifer Mattes

    $50

  • Kae Miller

    $25

  • Baird Foundation Inc.

    $125

  • Andrew & Anita Bisek

    $75

  • Laura Gough

    $50

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120% Raised of $9,000 Goal

The Team: $30,328 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kristin, Kathleen and Lora

Amount Raised

$10,785

 

120% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alicia Brown

Amount Raised

$5,050

 

101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cheri David-Clarkson

Amount Raised

$4,378

 

146% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mike Westerhold

Amount Raised

$3,300

Fundraiser Title

G.B. Heidarsson

Amount Raised

$3,295

 

110% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elena Milano

Amount Raised

$2,610

 

65% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heidi Walker

Amount Raised

$910

Fundraiser Title

Tourette Association of America

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $35,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Laura Gough

Laura Gough

DONATION: $50

Congratulations, Kristin! 2 years ago

Andrew & Anita Bisek

Andrew & Anita Bisek

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Baird Foundation Inc.

Baird Foundation Inc.

DONATION: $125

2 years ago

Kae Miller

Kae Miller

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jennifer Mattes

Jennifer Mattes

DONATION: $50

Go for it ladies - so proud of you and good luck on the 26.2 tomorrow!! 2 years ago

Steve and Danette Carlton

Steve and Danette Carlton

2 years ago

A & J L

A & J L

DONATION: $50

All the best to you, especially weather! 2 years ago

Coffey Family

Coffey Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Hanmann family

Hanmann family

DONATION: $100

Very inspiring! Good luck! 2 years ago