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THE HEATHER ABBOTT FOUNDATION'S TEAM LIMB-IT-LESS

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THE STORY:

Heather Abbott Foundation wrote -

The Heather Abbott Foundation was formed as a result of Heather's amputation following the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013. As a new leg amputee, Heather got a fast lesson in the tremendous cost of prosthetic devices, which are often times not covered by health insurance. In order to live her life as close to the way she had prior to the bombing, she needed four different prosthetic devices which range in cost between $20,000 and $70,000. Aside from the walking leg that health insurance typically covers, Heather wanted legs for running, wearing high heels and swimming and taking a shower. Thanks to donations from individuals all over the world, the help of charitable organizations and good health insurance coverage, Heather obtain all four legs and credits them to her quick recovery and ability to return to her independent lifestyle. Heather learned early on that having her custom prostheses allowed her to return to doing the things that meant the most to her. Whether it was being able to paddle board again or wear high heels, these devices were key to Heather’s emotional and physical healing. But she recognized that the unusual circumstances and attention around the manner in which she became an amputee, in large part, are what got her those legs. Most people's amputations are not as highly publicized and people aren't aware that they may need help. The Heather Abbott Foundation was created to help other amputees like Heather thrive in their recovery and return to the life they love. Join us as Heather helps to “pay it forward.”

$5,030

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrew Avelino

    $100

  • Demetrio & Deborah Avelino

    $100

  • Diane & Dave Short

    $50

  • Frances and Neil Ganz

    $50

  • Thomas Tucker

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jon Malinowski

    $50

  • Tammy Allen

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Andrew Avelino

    $200

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101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $69,497 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mark Zurlo

Amount Raised

$10,358

 

104% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tony Chin

Amount Raised

$10,227

 

102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tiffany OLeary

Amount Raised

$8,672

 

87% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie Cashman

Amount Raised

$7,999

 

100% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc Magliozzi

Amount Raised

$7,188

 

111% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karen Hetherson

Amount Raised

$6,883

 

138% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lindsey Gurian

Amount Raised

$5,721

 

95% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathleen Gallagher

Amount Raised

$5,346

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Andrew Avelino

Andrew Avelino

DONATION: $200

Ready to Go! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Go Andrew! Can't Wait! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Go Andrew, make us proud! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Tammy Allen

Tammy Allen

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jon Malinowski

Jon Malinowski

DONATION: $50

Boston Strong! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Go Andrew ! 3 years ago

Thomas Tucker

Thomas Tucker

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Frances and Neil Ganz

Frances and Neil Ganz

DONATION: $50

Go Andrew! Your amazing! 3 years ago

Diane & Dave Short

Diane & Dave Short

DONATION: $50

Go Andrew, you continue to inspire! Go Army! Go Army Gumnastics! 3 years ago