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Daniel Fisher's Fundraiser:

Run for a Life - Vietnamese Children with HIV/AIDS

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BENEFITING: HOPE REFORMED CHURCH

EVENT DATE: May 11, 2013

Daniel Fisher

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Friends of Friends,

On May 11, 2013, my daughter Elyse and I will run the 25K (15.5 miles) Fifth Third River Bank Run in Grand Rapids, MI (I must be insane!).  We are running to support a project that we have been involved with since 2007. And we’d like to invite you to consider sponsoring us and being a part this adventure.

We are running for “Vietnam Orphans – HIV Initiative”

There are thousands of children in Vietnam who were born with HIV and are left orphaned as their parents die from AIDS. From the beginning of their lives, and through no fault of their own, they are left in a very difficult position. Being an orphan is hard enough by any measure.  Being an orphan infected with HIV presents many additional challenges, including:

  • The stigma of living with a disease often associated with drug abuse and certain sexual behaviors.
  • Difficult and expensive medical treatments when access to basic nutrition is difficult.
  • Uncertainty of life ahead, the feeling of “living in the dark.”
  • Rejection, discrimination and isolation from others.
  • Ongoing sicknesses associated with the disease.
  • Difficult to develop self worth and self-esteem.
  • Inaccessibility of higher education or employment.
  • Hopelessness for a normal life.

 

Many of the orphaned children are lucky enough to find a caretaker, who is most often a relative.  In most cases these caretakers are taking on another person to raise, support and feed, when they do not have the resources to even take care of themselves or the family they already have.

We have been supporting a project of care for HIV infected orphans, under the leadership of good friend Mai Thi Kim Hoang (a.k.a. Hoang), who has dedicated her life to provide support for these children and their caretakers.  In the past, our activities have been focused in Ho Chi Minh City.  We are now supporting Hoang as she expands this important work to more impoverished areas in Tay Ninh province near Cambodia and Tra Vinh province in the Mekong Delta region.

You can help support this work by sponsoring Elyse and I in the May 11 run, with a donation from this website.  We are running to raise $3,000. A donation of any size will be greatly appreciated.  We’d like to also invite you to get your children involved.  We believe that all children can understand the critical situation of other children, and know that they can help make a difference in this world.

We have made a website where you, and your children, can learn more about this new initiative and the situation of children with HIV/AIDS. Please check it out!

 http://danfishervn.wordpress.com/

Hope Church RCA, of Holland, Michigan, will provide administrative support for the collection and processing of donations and fund transfers for the Vietnam Children with HIV project.  All funds will be used for project materials & expenses. I am grateful for their kind support.

 

Please join us on this initiative, and think of us as we cross the finish line! 

We thank you for your support.

Dan and Elyse

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To This Fundraiser

$3,243

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kay Hubbard

    $50

  • Kay Hubbard

    $50

  • Linda and Jim Watson

    $25

  • Linda and Jim Watson

    $25

  • Bob and Rosemary Knott

    $50

  • Brian Fisher

    $13

  • Lori and Neal

    $25

  • Ryan Mathews

    $300

  • Don & Deb Vos

    $50

  • Don & Deb Vos

    $50

  • Tomoe Kurosawa Bressler

    $25

  • Tom & Sue Cole

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Patrick Cisler

    $75

  • Cindy He

    $10

  • Jim and Kathy Brownson

    $50

  • Chris & Melissa

    $30

  • Linda McFadden

    $20

  • Jo Lalley

    $50

  • Scott & Debra Liston

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Lisa Perry

    $20

  • Dan Fisher

    $500

  • Gardner N Stratton

    $50

  • J Dayne Lamb

    $50

  • Elizabeth Teitt

    $100

  • Dave & Carol Myers

    $100

  • The Franz Family

    $100

  • Yumiko Nakajima

    $150

  • Jane and Larry Dickie

    $100

  • NickMegEvanJax

    $50

  • Tricia Miedema

    $200

  • Jill Russell & Andrew Bunnell

     

  • Brodersen Family

    $30

  • Deb and Lou Schakel

    $50

  • Julie and David Fisher

    $100

  • Mark and Deb Leonard

    $50

  • Dan Fisher

    $500

  • ANONYMOUS

    $50

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108% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,243 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Daniel Fisher

Amount Raised

$1,755

 

59% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elyse Cisler

Amount Raised

$1,488

Fundraiser Title

July Grass

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

ANONYMOUS

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Dan Fisher

Dan Fisher

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Mark and Deb Leonard

Mark and Deb Leonard

DONATION: $50

We're proud of you guys! 4 years ago

Julie and David Fisher

Julie and David Fisher

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Deb and Lou Schakel

Deb and Lou Schakel

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Brodersen Family

Brodersen Family

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Jill Russell & Andrew Bunnell

Jill Russell & Andrew Bunnell

4 years ago

Tricia Miedema

Tricia Miedema

DONATION: $200

Good Luck Dan and Elyse!!! You guys are doing a great thing!!! 4 years ago

NickMegEvanJax

NickMegEvanJax

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jane and Larry Dickie

Jane and Larry Dickie

DONATION: $100

4 years ago