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Wheelchair for a Day 2013

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July 11, 2013

Thanks to everyone for your support. The day was certainly a challenge and very revealing as to the challenges of being in a wheelchair.  See more

BENEFITING: NEXTSTEP

ORGANIZER: NEXTSTEP

EVENT: Wheelchair for a Day

Jeff Chapski

THE STORY:

I was inspired to take on the Wheelchair for a Day (WFD) Challenge by my friend, Janne Kouri, Founder of Next Step Fitness and fellow Georgetown University alumnus.  

I have always been drawn to physical challenges that require equal amounts of mental stamina such as  playing NCAA football, climbing the highest peak in Africa, running a marathon, competing in half-ironman distance triathlons and completing three Tough Mudder events.

The WFD may be my biggest challenge yet.  Stepping into the unknown world of a physically disabled person for a day is daunting.  It is my goal to experience those challenges, share those experiences with others and raise some money for Next Step Fitness and the important work that they do.

Please keep reading to learn more about Janne's amazing journey in creating Next Step Fitness.

 

WFD is a global public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of the daily challenges and accessibility issues associated with living in a wheelchair. WFD challenges able-bodied people to spend one day in a wheelchair and to share their experience with the world through social media. The goal is to raise funds to allow NextStep to expand to communities nationwide and to educate and encourage the public to be more proactive in supporting those living in wheelchairs.

 

WATCH ABC'S STORY ON PAT CROCE'S WHEELCHAIR FOR A DAY

Accept the Challenge and Wheelchair for a Day!

Visit www.wheelchairforaday.org or contact Jill Yi, jilly@nextstepfitness.org, at NextStep if you are ready to accept the "Wheelchair for a Day" Challenge

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NextStepOrg

Twitter: @nextstepla #wheelchairforaday

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nextstep4447

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To This Fundraiser

$2,520

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nestor

    $50

  • Bridget

    $25

  • Carol McNerney

    $500

  • Tracy & Biff

    $100

  • John Gotaskie

    $100

  • Jeff and Noelle

    $100

  • Pat and Mary Grant

    $100

  • Ed Savickas

    $50

  • Steve Kutz

    $100

  • Theresa Boin

    $25

  • David & Meade

    $75

  • Alexandria and Ed Kane

    $50

  • Sarena Meyer

    $25

  • Curtis and Jennifer Romig

    $50

  • Brad Ziff

    $200

  • Jeff Chapski & Jennifer Lee

    $500

  • Tara

    $25

  • Sharon Chapski

    $50

  • Fleischman, A Men's Salon

    $100

  • Chris Madeira

    $20

  • Sarah Tripodi

    $100

  • Parker Stanzione

    $100

  • Kevin & Cristiana

    $50

  • Andrew Phillips

    $25

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252% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $19,021 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Ayala Pignato

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$3,755

 

75% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jeff Chapski

Amount Raised

$2,520

 

252% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Kate Issel

Amount Raised

$2,459

 

49% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Mellisa NIelsen

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$1,605

 

54% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jon Hattingh

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$1,220

 

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Giovanna Lieb

Amount Raised

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30% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips

DONATION: $25

you roll brother..... 5 years ago

Kevin & Cristiana

Kevin & Cristiana

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Parker Stanzione

Parker Stanzione

DONATION: $100

Thank you for sharing Janne's inspiring story. I'd like to talk to you about your experience Jeff. 5 years ago

Sarah Tripodi

Sarah Tripodi

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Chris Madeira

Chris Madeira

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Fleischman, A Men's Salon

Fleischman, A Men's Salon

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Sharon Chapski

Sharon Chapski

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Tara

Tara

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Jeff Chapski & Jennifer Lee

Jeff Chapski & Jennifer Lee

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Brad Ziff

Brad Ziff

DONATION: $200

5 years ago