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The TMA 20 for 20 Anniversary Challenge

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Aubrey Rastrelli

THE STORY:

Transverse Myelitis Association

https://myelitis.org/donate/20-for-20-anniversary-campaign

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On October 24, 2005 my life changed forever. I was getting dressed like any other day when I felt an excruciating sharp pain in my neck. Within minutes my arms were heavy and weak, but that was just the first sign of what was to come. By the end of the day I was completely paralyzed from the neck down. After 9 days in the hospital and a battery of tests I had a diagnosis, Transverse Myelitis. I got transferred to a rehab hospital where I lived for almost a month. I came home the day before Thanksgiving. Boy did I have a lot to be thankful for that day! I have been very fortunate in my recovery. I can walk, I can work, I can wrap my arms around my two children! Those are all things I thought I may never do again. Through Facebook I've joined a support group and have met many wonderful people also living with TM. A large majority of them have not been as fortunate as I have in my recovery. Many will never walk again. I've spent the past 8 years trying to hide the fact that I have limitations other "normal" people don't. The fact is TM is very rare. There is very little awareness and support. 20 years ago the Transverse Myelitis Association was born! Good people fighting the good fight to educate about this rare disorder. They need all of our help to fundraise for research to hopefully someday fund a way to find a cure! The 20 for 20  campaign is simple. If I can get 20 people to donate $20, including my own donation,that's $420 just from me reaching out! If you can't donate please educate! Thank you friends and family! I wouldn't be where I am today without you. I love you all 

Sincerly,

Aubrey

 

For more about the TMA – www.myelitis.org

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To This Fundraiser

$290

MONEY RAISED
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  • Aubrey Rastrelli

    $20

  • Julie Capodanno

    $20

  • Brooke Burkhalter

     

  • Sherry and Jeff Farrington

    $20

  • Krissy Farrington & Rob Miller

    $100

  • Sam English

    $30

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69% Raised of $420 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $85,316 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Sanford Siegel

Amount Raised

$36,409

 

867% Raised of $4,200 Goal

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Linda Malecky

Amount Raised

$30,258

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Barbara Sattler

Amount Raised

$3,550

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Jim Lubin

Amount Raised

$2,395

 

570% Raised of $420 Goal

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Lynn Harrington-Giesler

Amount Raised

$1,015

 

242% Raised of $420 Goal

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Chris Williams

Amount Raised

$1,010

 

101% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Lynn Nelson

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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julie ostroski

Amount Raised

$970

Donor Comments

Sam English

Sam English

DONATION: $30

Great job Aubrey! 3 years ago

Krissy Farrington & Rob Miller

Krissy Farrington & Rob Miller

DONATION: $100

WE love you and think you are AMAZING!!! Here is hoping you far exceed your goal! XOXO 3 years ago

Sherry and Jeff Farrington

Sherry and Jeff Farrington

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Brooke Burkhalter

Brooke Burkhalter

3 years ago

Julie Capodanno

Julie Capodanno

DONATION: $20

Aubrey...you are an inspiration to us all! Miss you! 3 years ago

Aubrey Rastrelli

Aubrey Rastrelli

DONATION: $20

3 years ago