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THE 11Q RESEARCH AND RESOURCE GROUP INC's Fundraiser:

TRI for 11Q (Jacobsen Syndrome)- Yasmin's 1st Triathlon

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BENEFITING: THE 11Q RESEARCH AND RESOURCE GROUP INC

EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2014

THE STORY:

Being a mom is not an easy task and having a child with a rare genetic disorder. It has being an amazing, lovely and uncertain journey. My son Pedro has Jacobsen’s Syndrome (chromosome deletion in the 11q24.1), he is 15 years old and a lovely boy. It is really hard not knowing what to expect. Thanks to our 11q family and the research we know more today than 15 years ago.

The next September 21, 2014 I will be doing my first Super Sprint Triathlon in Clermont, Florida called Iron Girl. I been training and I want to keep my motivation 100% and up.This is my initiave and my goal is  to collect $1000, but if is more it will be welcome and the goal will be raised.

As a mother, I want the research to continue for Pedro’s benefit and the others with 11q. For this reason, I want to fundraise money to help Dr. Grossfeld and the 11q Research. Please, donate any amount I just need your help in this.

What is Jacobsen’s Syndrome?
Jacobsen's Syndrome (11q Deletion or 11q-) is a rare chromosome disorder in which a portion of the 11th chromosome is missing. It affects about one in every 100,000 births. People who have this disorder may have heart problems, speech and language problems, specific facial characteristics, and mild to severe mental retardation, although many children with Jacobsen's are extremely capable.
Jacobsen Syndrome is caused by the loss of a small portion of a chromosome at conception. A chromosome is made up of DNA code in a thread-like structure present in the nucleus of most cells in the body. The DNA code in turn carry genes which are the all important instructions about how each cell in the body should divide, grow and die. In each cell, there are 23 pairs of chromosomes. The body needs all 23 pairs for normal health and development. In Jacobsen Syndrome a small piece of the 11th chromosome is missing (or deleted) and this causes a range of clinical features in individuals with this condition. The features are related to the genes that are absent from the small piece of chromosome 11 that is missing. The reason for the loss of the piece of chromosome is not fully understood. Jacobsen syndrome tends to occur more frequently in females than in males.(Source 11q Research & Resource Group. http://www.11qusa.org/whatis/ ) 

As a mother, I want the research to continue for Pedro’s benefit and the others with 11q. For this reason, I want to fundraise money to help Dr. Grossfeld and the 11q Research. Please, donate any amount I just need your help in this.


Thanks!

Yasmin Quinones (Jacobsen' Syndrome mom)

** All the money collected will go straight to the research. I am not getting any monetary benefit from this event.

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To This Fundraiser

$291

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $11

  • Uk 11q gran

    $10

  • Yaritza Perez

    $20

  • Mary

     

  • Lois Brinkman

     

  • michele ingoglia

    $50

  • Amity Woodford

    $50

  • Nigel Barrett

    $50

  • Linzee Carroll

    $20

  • Diane O'Hara

    $50

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29% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $291 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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THE 11Q RESEARCH AND RESOURCE GROUP...

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$240

 

24% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Beth Bromund

Amount Raised

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Yaritza Perez

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Amity Woodford

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Donor Comments

Diane O'Hara

Diane O'Hara

DONATION: $50

Good luck!! 4 years ago

Linzee Carroll

Linzee Carroll

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Nigel Barrett

Nigel Barrett

DONATION: $50

Good luck! 4 years ago

Amity Woodford

Amity Woodford

DONATION: $50

For my daughter, Kaylee 4 years ago

michele ingoglia

michele ingoglia

DONATION: $50

This donation is in honor of my grandson,Nicolo Michelli He was born on May 1ST of this year and has J.S He is my hero and a hero to his mom.dad and big sister!! Actually, he is an inspiration to his entire family May God bless all the families who have a child with this rare syndrome i know it is a challenge but these beautiful children are so worth it!!! 4 years ago

Lois Brinkman

Lois Brinkman

4 years ago

Mary

Mary

4 years ago

Yaritza Perez

Yaritza Perez

DONATION: $20

I did it!!! Como no apoyarte en esta causa. Love u mama! 4 years ago

Uk 11q gran

Uk 11q gran

DONATION: $10

Good luck. Great cause. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $11

Great job for doing this, Yasmin! Way to help a great cause! :-) 4 years ago