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Washington and Jefferson College's Fundraiser:

W&J College Field Hockey Play4theCure Day

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BENEFITING: National Foundation for Cancer Research

EVENT: Play4TheCure

EVENT DATE: Oct 25, 2015

Washington and Jefferson College

THE STORY:

          My name is Nora Baran and my daughter, Karlie Baran, is a member of the Washington & Jefferson field hockey team. I am 48 years old and I have Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer. I was diagnosed in June of 2015 after a trip to the emergency room for stomach pain that I had been complaining of and went to see doctors for, for close to a year. I had 2 ultra sounds and numerous tests performed and they kept telling me it was nothing serious until that fateful day in the oncologist’s office after the emergency room doctor told us something was wrong.  When you are told you have cancer the first things that go through your mind are the worst possible thoughts.  Am I going to be ok?  What about my family?  Who will take care of me?  All of these things start racing through your mind.

          Then the acceptance phase. You start to process it and figure out what to do. Thankfully we sought out a second opinion which confirmed the diagnosis.  But the difference was they wanted to act immediately as it was something that had to be dealt with a.s.a.p.  This made all the difference and thanks to the wonderful team of doctors and nurses and Dr. Amanda Fader at Johns Hopkins I am on my way to hopefully a full recovery.

          Ovarian Cancer is called the silent killer because there are no warnings and there is no screening available so when it is finally diagnosed it is in the latter stages and hard to fight. If you think something is wrong, you know you're body better than anyone, so be persistent and if one doctor doesn't give you the answers, find another until you get the answer you need. 

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To This Fundraiser

$4,495

MONEY RAISED
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  • Howell Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jaworski Family

    $50

  • Jenn Kokal

    $30

  • Dennis Gray

    $30

  • Baran Family

    $100

  • Jersey Intensity Field Hockey Family

    $100

  • Kathleen Shortmeyer

    $20

  • Tracey Troisi

    $20

  • Patty & Billy Murray

    $50

  • Feller Family

    $100

  • Maryann Kuechler

    $50

  • Tom and Kristen Saker

    $1,000

  • Mike Paskovich and Cheryl Williams

    $100

  • Kevin & Debbie Moroney

    $100

  • Kevin and Melissa Baran Jr

    $100

  • Rich and Diane Aro

    $250

  • Rick Saker

    $100

  • Mark and Alexandra Sproul

    $75

  • Adam And Chana Weissman

    $100

  • Carmella & Charles Castelluzzo

    $50

  • Vinnie & Tammy Vinci

    $100

  • Steven & Dorothy Mastrolonardo

    $100

  • Jody Jackson

    $25

  • Debbie Durante

    $100

  • Steve Quaranta

    $100

  • Mike & Bonnie Jachowski

    $100

  • Susan Macaluso

    $50

  • Alex Baran

    $10

  • Rose Grover

    $100

  • Anna Giery

    $100

  • Sharon Irvin

    $50

  • Ruth Honauer

    $100

  • Rafael Flores Jr.

    $50

  • Sally Kallos

    $50

  • steve larsen

    $100

  • Phil & Denise Zumbano

    $100

  • Ted and Laura Mariolis

    $50

  • Zakary Baran

     

  • Caroline

    $10

  • Manya Steinfeld

    $25

  • Catherine Beaudoin

    $100

  • Shaaks

    $100

  • Joe Marino

    $150

  • Fred and Debra Talmadge/ Erin Robles

    $200

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225% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,495 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Fred and Debra Talmadge/ Erin Robles

Fred and Debra Talmadge/ Erin Robles

DONATION: $200

Nora sending lots of prayers and good vibes your way... you got this.#norastrong 3 years ago

Joe Marino

Joe Marino

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Shaaks

Shaaks

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Catherine Beaudoin

Catherine Beaudoin

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Manya Steinfeld

Manya Steinfeld

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Caroline

Caroline

DONATION: $10

Love ya Nora! 3 years ago

Zakary Baran

Zakary Baran

3 years ago

Ted and Laura Mariolis

Ted and Laura Mariolis

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Phil & Denise Zumbano

Phil & Denise Zumbano

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

steve larsen

steve larsen

DONATION: $100

3 years ago