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Ruth Johnson, RN's Fundraiser:

2017 TCS NYC Marathon

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Ruth Johnson, RN

THE STORY:

I was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Running is the major sport in Kenya and we ran a marathon every Friday evening from elementary to high school. I still love to run. After graduating high school in Kenya, I knew my future depended on me making a major move to America. I landed at JFK July 2001 with three pairs of pants, $30 and a boat load of hope. In 2008, I was hired for the Kidney and Liver pre and post-transplant unit (4 South) at Westchester Medical Center. Working in this environment, I had the opportunity to take care of patients and families as they dealt with the everyday struggles of organ failure.

In 2015, I transferred down to the Cardiothoracic Units, CTICU, and I once again had the chance to take care of heart transplant patients. The life that most of my transplant patients live with their families is of great courage and faith. They make the decision to fight and keep a positive spirit and they rely on our medical teams during their most scary moments. Families visit sometimes for months and do not give up on their loved ones.   

Westchester Medical Center is the premier provider of advanced medical care in New York’s Hudson Valley region. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, this 895-bed academic hospital located in Valhalla, New York, provides local residents with acute care services - Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants and advanced neurovascular procedures and more - found nowhere else in the region.  Westchester Medical Center is the primary referral facility for other hospitals in the Hudson Valley and serves as a lifeline for more than 3.5 million people. 

I am tremendously humbled to represent Westchester Medical Center and WMCHealth Network in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. I would like to go the distance for our transplant patients and help spread awareness on the importance of organ donation. Thank you for supporting me!.    

$2,700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amy, Kenny, Aireum CTICU

    $25

  • Pauline Mburu

    $25

  • Amruth Palla

    $25

  • Joan Kelly

    $25

  • cheryl howard

    $25

  • Salome Mukundi

    $25

  • J.Errol

    $50

  • Mary Grace

     

  • Kenny J

    $25

  • Gina 4S WMC

    $20

  • Peter Prystupa CTICU

    $20

  • Sandra Francis

    $25

  • Susan Achieng

    $25

  • Irene chege

    $100

  • R Wicks

    $100

  • Wanjiru mbugua

    $50

  • Regina and Rolly Aguilar

     

  • Lorrainn McFarlane

    $25

  • maribeth jimenez

    $50

  • Kurtaj Family

    $25

  • Lynnette odondi

    $25

  • Osang Nkpot Ojong

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Shan Baohang

    $100

  • Ruth Johnson

    $20

  • Vanessa Suarez

    $25

  • Fran Myron

    $50

  • Colleen Malvey

    $25

  • WMC NYC Marathoners Pep Rally

    $41

  • Andrea Odar

    $50

  • Gabrielle Adonetti

    $100

  • Krisna Destua 4South

    $20

  • Campus cookout and Healing Half

    $142

  • Maria wang Dwyer

    $20

  • Gill Green

    $25

  • Ramin Malekan, MD

    $25

  • Mimie Greenman

    $37

  • Debbie Kohrs

    $100

  • tricia clancy

    $30

  • Lindsey Gatto

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nicole Possidente

    $25

  • Raquel

    $50

  • Terry A. Edwards

    $50

  • Meghan Scholl

    $50

  • Sabina

    $50

  • Michelle H

    $50

  • Eda

     

  • Doris K. Balbi

    $25

  • Rachel Apelles

    $25

  • Jordan Shapiro

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Colette Atkinson

    $50

  • Akosua osei-mensahi

    $25

  • Kevin Cook

    $50

  • Eileen Farrington

    $20

  • Cassandra M.

    $20

  • Pete Llewellyn

    $50

  • Judy SICU

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nisha CTCU

    $40

  • Dan Duffy

    $20

  • Ruth friends ,Jaisy,Shay,Mel,Jen VBMC,LishVBMC,Mary CCU,Genevieve 4N,Annie

    $100

  • Pat Thige

    $55

  • Kara Bennorth

    $50

  • Juliet

    $25

  • Mark Tulis

    $15

  • Anne

    $25

  • Carlo & Bette

    $50

  • Tom Powell

    $25

  • Pasta send off fundraiser

    $10

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108% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $37,460 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Laura Santiago, RN

Amount Raised

$4,106

 

164% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Mack, MD

Amount Raised

$4,080

 

163% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gabriel Tenembaum. MD

Amount Raised

$3,686

 

147% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Boeu Chon, DO

Amount Raised

$3,428

 

137% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Thomas, PharmD

Amount Raised

$3,383

 

135% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Hess

Amount Raised

$3,080

 

123% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Qualter, RN

Amount Raised

$2,938

 

118% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ruth Johnson, RN

Amount Raised

$2,700

 

108% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Pasta send off fundraiser

Pasta send off fundraiser

DONATION: $10

9 months ago

Tom Powell

Tom Powell

DONATION: $25

Go Ruth!!! 9 months ago

Carlo & Bette

Carlo & Bette

DONATION: $50

you are a living example of what personal courage can accomplish 9 months ago

Anne

Anne

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Mark Tulis

Mark Tulis

DONATION: $15

9 months ago

Juliet

Juliet

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Kara Bennorth

Kara Bennorth

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Pat Thige

Pat Thige

DONATION: $55

10 months ago

Dan Duffy

Dan Duffy

DONATION: $20

10 months ago