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Team Shalom Aleichem

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BENEFITING: International OCD Foundation

EVENT: Atlanta - 1 MILLION STEPS 4 OCD WALK 2016

EVENT DATE: Jun 04, 2016

Katlyn Nicole

THE STORY:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an illness that effects 2-3% of the US population. 50% of those OCD cases are severe.

So why do we still have stigma that keeps people from getting effective treatment?

OCD is classified as one of the top ten most disabling illnesses by the World Health Organization, in terms of lost earnings and diminished quality of life. Despite this, it takes on average 14-17 years from diagnosis for a sufferer to receive effective treatment.

I've seen first hand how OCD sneaks into a person's life. It creates havoc. It sneaks into everything you love, bit by bit. Before you know it you're not you anymore. You're OCD.

After battling OCD at the age of 16 I gained a passion for raising awareness of mental illness. Once I learned there is a treatment for this terrible disorder, I knew I wanted to give other sufferers the same information. In 2014 I created a YouTube channel dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness. Mostly focusing on OCD. 

However, I just have a few blogs. The International OCD Foundation works tireously to help people with OCD. They spread only the best information, guide people to the proper treatment, and help people know they're not alone. I wish I knew about them when I was really struggling! That's why I have created my own fundraising page, so you and I can help them in their amazing efforts!

Last year I went to the OCD Walk in Boston with Team Bradley Hospital. I went to their intensive outpatient program for OCD and love them dearly! It's the therapy they taught me, exposure and response prevention, that changed my life from constant OCD to me again. Since last year's walk I have moved down south and am now closer to Atlanta. 

My dad and I will be walking as "Team Shalom Aleichem" in the International OCD Foundation's annual 5k walk. If any of my subscribers and friends are going to this walk, feel free to join our team! If you can't make it, please consider donating to the International OCD Foundation through our fundraiser. If you can't, please share this page or the cause!  

Sufferers of mental illness aren't victims, they're survivors. <3

My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/shalomaleichem1

My Written Blog: https://doanexposure.wordpress.com/

$320

MONEY RAISED
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  • Katlyn Nicole

    $25

  • Jim and Km Goosmann

    $25

  • Dave Hashway

    $10

  • Robert P Morris

    $250

  • Brian Kozak

    $10

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320% Raised of $100 Goal

The Team: $320 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Katlyn Nicole

Amount Raised

$320

 

320% Raised of $100 Goal

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Dave Hashway

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Brian Kozak

Brian Kozak

DONATION: $10

Go Kat! 1 year ago

Robert P Morris

Robert P Morris

DONATION: $250

Robert P Morris Make a Difference Fund 1 year ago

Dave Hashway

Dave Hashway

DONATION: $10

In tribute to Billy HASH Hashway 1 year ago

Jim and Km Goosmann

Jim and Km Goosmann

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Katlyn Nicole

Katlyn Nicole

DONATION: $25

1 year ago