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Thank you Family, Friends and DPF ( by Angie Lederach)
August 20, 2017

Wendy's crew (the Lederach's,the Mullets (my moms sister Janie) and Steve Quam  wanted to express our  deepest gratitude  for your care,  See more

BENEFITING: DAVIS PHINNEY FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: John Paul

EVENT: i25 Kia Copper Triangle

EVENT DATE: Aug 05, 2017

Wendy Lederach

THE STORY:

I was diagnosed with Parkinsons at age 54 and that was nine years ago. I had already seen two Dr's and both of them had given me very different diagnoses. The only thing I knew about PD came through the random books we ordered from a bookstore.  Most of them have now been trashed.  As you can imagine I was feeling confused and frustrated.  My daughter Angie called  and had read in the paper about a symposium at the University of Colorado and the person giving the Keynote was Davis Phinney who was going to talk about Parkinsons.

 As we sat and listened to Davis tell his story,  I can remember feeling for the first time a sense of relief that I would no longer feel alone but would find people that were facing this disease and understand what I was going through.   

  After a highly motivating speech that had the audience standing to their feet and cheering Davis exited the room. 

Angie grabbed my arm and said "mom, lets go, we need to talk to him."  WE found a line of people already gathered around Davis.   We waited in line until it was our turn.  I can't even  remember what my  question was  but both Angie and I couldn't believe how warm and friendly Davis was.  It felt more like we were talking to a friend and someone who could really understand all that I was feeling and all our questions came pouring out! And he took the time to hear, listen and gave us the feedback I was looking for!!!

Davis invited us to stop by the DPF Foundation and pick up some information and meet some of the staff at the Foundation so that's exaxtly what we did!

 I'll never forget meeting Lauren Kehn! She was smiling and talked all about the Foundation and the kinds of events they were working on.

The next scheduled event was called the Copper Triangle! My friend Norma and her family had participated in the Event and said we should just come up and see what it was about? So the first Sat. in Aug of 2009 John Paul and I went to Copper to check it out!

  Leaving the parking lot that day, John Paul said "you know what, we are going to do  next year? 'I'm going to ride in the Copper Triangle and raise $10,000.?  I looked at him and said,  'You don't even own a bike!'  I'm planning to buy one  and I'm getting you a bike too!!

For the last 7 years (since 2010) we have participated in the Copper Triangle and raised money for the Davis Phinney Foundation.  John Paul decided on the name,  "Wendy's Crew" and called our brother-in-law Bob Mullet who had been doing  annual Bike Across Kansas events and suggested he add some mountains to his biking.  That call was all it took, Bob and Janie (my sister) were up for the challenge.  "Wendy's Crew" now has about 10  family members who participate every year. It has become a big annual event and all our kids say they never want to miss it.  Angie and Jeff are coming in from Colombia a few days before the ride, and Josh and Josie will be flying in from LA.  From sea level to The Rocky Mountains??How will they even get their lungs ready for this? 

  When my son Josh found out that exercise was  the key to slowing down the progression he wrote out an entire exercise plan and each day took time to make sure I was getting enough exercise. The whole family helped make a special trail for me to hike each day so I could easily track my miles.  When it became difficult for me to keep up with them on bike outings they surprised me with a new Electric Bike so I wouldn't feel left behind! 

 Our family has grown  from 4 to 6!!. This will be Josie's (Josh's girlfriend)first time riding so we are super excited that she could join us this year.  

We've heard that our good friend and ambassador for the DPF Steve Quam will be  joining us again this year!!!!

Thank you  Davis, Connie  family and staff at DPF who work endless hrs.! You give of yourselves to help all of us with PD "Live Well Today"  We love being a part of this TRIBE!!! 

 A special thanks to all of our family and friends who each year contribute to the the Foundation so it  can continue to reach out to help others.

We'll see you all at Copper!  Wendy


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To This Fundraiser

$8,025

MONEY RAISED
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  • John Paul Lederach

    $5,000

  • Rhoda M Blough

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • William and Lizanne Ury

    $500

  • Maury and Lois Kruth

    $100

  • Michael Fryer

    $25

  • Wendy Lederach

    $100

  • Angie Lederach and Jeff Yoder

    $100

  • Martha Merritt

    $100

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161% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $34,360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Wendy Lederach

Amount Raised

$8,025

 

161% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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John Paul Lederach

Amount Raised

$6,750

 

45% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Angie Lederach

Amount Raised

$5,685

 

114% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jeff Yoder

Amount Raised

$3,175

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Josie Kramer

Amount Raised

$3,000

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Josh Lederach

Amount Raised

$3,000

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Luke Roth-Mullet

Amount Raised

$2,200

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Steve Quam

Amount Raised

$1,425

Donor Comments

Martha Merritt

Martha Merritt

DONATION: $100

Cheering on Wendy and so many who benefit from this wisdom. 11 months ago

Angie Lederach and Jeff Yoder

Angie Lederach and Jeff Yoder

DONATION: $100

To Wendy and that she keeps dancing 11 months ago

Wendy Lederach

Wendy Lederach

DONATION: $100

Go Wendy! 12 months ago

Michael Fryer

Michael Fryer

DONATION: $25

Thanks for the ongoing inspiration! Much love from Michael, Vanesss and Eloise 12 months ago

Maury and Lois Kruth

Maury and Lois Kruth

DONATION: $100

This is for all those fighting Parkinson's. 12 months ago

William and Lizanne Ury

William and Lizanne Ury

DONATION: $500

Bill and Lizanne thank you so much, we appreciate every year that you stay with us! Means so very much. Wendy 1 year ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $2,000

1 year ago

Rhoda M Blough

Rhoda M Blough

DONATION: $100

In tribute for my friend Wendy's courage and strength. 1 year ago

John Paul Lederach

John Paul Lederach

DONATION: $5,000

For Wendy Sue riding from Leadville to Tennessee Pass 1 year ago