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Margaret Weber's Fundraiser:

The Brainfarmers Marathon Team

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Margaret Weber

THE STORY:

Zeno Mountain Farm and LoveYourBrain wrote -

Every year the ZMF and LYB gang gets together to hold a retreat for people who have survived brain trauma, their loved ones and friends. To pay for this, we join even more peple and run together as THE BRAINFARMERS- (Get it?)... Please join us in all the fun and friendship.

My personal story - 

Six months ago I didn’t identify as a TBI (traumatic brain injury) survivor. I just considered myself a slightly clumsy, injury-prone 19 year-old girl. I didn’t understand why my doctors kept recommending and my mom kept enforcing that I not play lacrosse, or field hockey, or going sledding, skiing, or rock climbing, or trust me the list goes on… Three months ago, I hated the term mild traumatic brain injury, which for those of you don’t know is another word for a concussion. Mild traumatic brain injury sounds so serious and dramatic. I just bumped my head a couple of times and got dizzy. I refused to accept that I had to change my lifestyle, not just for a few weeks after each injury, but for the rest of my life.

Two months and 13 days ago, I was cleaning my room and as I like to say my door attacked me. This resulted in my sixth concussion in the past 5 years—my first and third concussions were from lacrosse, second from field hockey, fourth from sailing, and fifth from being elbowed in the head. My concussion in November however felt very different from the rest. I wasn’t playing a sport, or doing a high-risk activity; I was cleaning my room and barely hit my head. It didn’t seem fair. This realization that everyday activities may give me a concussion scared me into accepting that my brain isn’t normal.

I became connected with Adam and LoveYourBrain shortly after my sixth concussion, and it wasn’t until watching “The Crash Reel” that I started to understand what it means to love your brain.

The countless days sitting in doctor’s offices only to be told to try the same therapies again that didn’t work the first time had caused me to grow frustrated to the point where I didn’t love my brain—I hated it. I am frustrated with forgetting how to spell basic words or not being able to do simple addition and multiplication. Before my concussions, I identified myself as an athlete, now I identify as the girl with all the concussions. I not only lost my ability to do the thing I loved, but I also lost who I was. How after that am I suppose to love my brain?

I still wouldn’t say that I love my brain, but I am working on it. I am learning to accept my limitations and look for new opportunities such as yoga, hiking, and art. I am learning the importance of finding a community of others facing similar situations, something that LoveYourBrain has provided me with. I am very excited to be able to participate in the retreat this year and push myself to run a leg in the marathon, a big step in my recovery.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,510

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carolan family

     

  • Crista Pryor

    $25

  • Mom and Dad

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Duggan Family

     

  • The Keller Family

     

  • Kipp Family

     

  • The Milo Family

     

  • Aunt Steph

     

  • The Smith Family

     

  • The C Jones Family

     

  • The Murray Family

     

  • The Biggar Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Taylor and Marilyn Clark

     

  • The Meyer Family

     

  • Popko family

     

  • The Musser Family

    $100

  • Papa and Grandma Weber

     

  • The Mead Family

     

  • Rick and Valerie Johnson

     

  • Jess Gorski

     

  • Sarah Weber

     

  • Dorothy Wasinger

     

  • Chip and Sue Courtney and family

    $50

  • The McLeod Family

     

  • The Becker Family

     

  • Annie Howell and August Rinehart

     

  • Anonymous

     

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88% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $62,254 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Will Halby

Amount Raised

$7,420

 

247% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Kevin Pearce

Amount Raised

$6,500

 

108% Raised of$6,000 Goal

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Sarah McClain

Amount Raised

$5,725

 

573% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margaret Weber

Amount Raised

$3,510

 

88% Raised of$4,000 Goal

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Meghan and Kevin Conwell

Amount Raised

$3,480

 

87% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

WE LOVE CHARLIE'S BRAIN

Amount Raised

$2,775

 

56% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Andre Gardner

Amount Raised

$2,700

 

90% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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JoAnna Lund and Vanessa Gleason

Amount Raised

$1,800

 

90% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Annie Howell and August Rinehart

Annie Howell and August Rinehart

3 years ago

The Becker Family

The Becker Family

3 years ago

The McLeod Family

The McLeod Family

3 years ago

Chip and Sue Courtney and family

Chip and Sue Courtney and family

DONATION: $50

We love Margaret !! 3 years ago

Dorothy Wasinger

Dorothy Wasinger

3 years ago

Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber

3 years ago

Jess Gorski

Jess Gorski

3 years ago

Rick and Valerie Johnson

Rick and Valerie Johnson

Way to go Margaret! xo 3 years ago

The Mead Family

The Mead Family

3 years ago