Kristen's Team In Training Progress

Kristen's Team In Training Progress
Feb 04, 2009 by Kristen Muller

Inspiration==Super Woman

In autumn of 2007, one of my best friends told me her little sister, Jen, had been diagnosed with cancer. It was a moment of fear and helplessness. How could a 26 year-old girl have cancer? It hit too close to home.


From the moment she received the diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Jen was determined to beat it, and she has done nothing less than that. Jen's perseverance is what inspired me to join Team in Training, and be a part of the fight to "kick this cancer's butt!!!!"


Please read Jen's story at CaringBridge. I can guarantee you'll be inspired, too!


Motivation

I ran my first marathon 5 years ago, and it was one of my proudest accomplishments. I had run 13 miles, and a year before that, the most I had run ever was a couple miles! I knew I could do anything I put my mind to after that. A little while later, I let other areas of my life take a front seat and my health became an after-thought that I would pay attention to when I could fit it in (or I got sick). I am training for this event, because I want to make my health my first priority. I want to run across that finish line, and embrace the power in knowing I have the strength and endurance to achieve whatever I put my mind and body to.


Collaboration

I have participated in endurance events before, but I can tell you from the first day of training with TNT, this is going to be different. All around me, I hear the stories of the folks who have inspired each of the team members to train with the Team. There is enough motivation there to pull myself out of bed before sunrise and run farther than before==because someone else can't, and they deserver the opportunity to do it someday. But there is also the chance to be part of something bigger==the team that helps fund a cure!


Celebration!

For me personally, the rewards will be the sense of encouragement when I finish the half marathon, and also the friendships formed within the team that will hopefully endure after San Diego. The greatest reward will be if my participation helps to fund a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma by 2015. I mean, can you believe that's a possibility==5 years away from a possible cure!


Thank you for your support!

Kristen


P.S. Also visit my blog to see updates on my training. I promise to post lots of embarassing pictures and stories!

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Supporter Comments

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    "Good for you, Kristen."
     

    Blanche Mazurek

    Sun Feb 15 08:16:58 EST 2009

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    "GOOOOO LEONES!!!!!! You guys will do great! Erin, you are a rockstar and are very lucky to have a family that loves you so much. You are one strong lady! With 2 beautiful daughters too!"
     

    Melissa McCrea

    Tue Oct 22 01:21:42 EDT 2013

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    "You're a rockstar. This is a great cause and San Diego will be a blast. Good luck!"
     

    Jes

    Sun Feb 22 11:28:36 EST 2009

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    "My best friend in high school and college found out she had leukemia when she was a sophomore in college and went through a tremendous battle. Thank you for doing this for her."
     

    Corinne Lears

    Tue Dec 03 11:38:19 EST 2013

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    "Sounds like a tough challenge for a great cause. Best of luck to you!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Tue Dec 10 03:00:02 EST 2013

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    "may you continue to be blessed with strength as your train for your next challenge and continue to fight cancer until we find the cure -- buena suerte bella! much love! Andres, Yahel, Diego and Emilio ;)"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Thu Dec 12 01:50:57 EST 2013

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    "Go Girl!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Fri Jan 03 03:39:16 EST 2014

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    "Way to go. You are an inspiration. :-)"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sun Jan 05 11:51:26 EST 2014

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    "Your perserverence and determination don't go unnoticed. You will not only succeed, but you will exceed all expectation. Run Lissett Run! Go team!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Mon Jan 06 12:22:35 EST 2014

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    "Good luck in the Ironman 70.3 and help others fight the good fight!!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Mon Jan 06 01:38:45 EST 2014

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    "In honor of Rusty Hammer"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Tue Jan 07 12:27:50 EST 2014

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    "It was so much fun training with you as my assistant coach for the Summer 2013 season! Go Vinewoman Lizette!! ;)"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Tue Jan 07 11:01:16 EST 2014

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    "GO Lizette!! You are an amazing friend, and I thank you for all you do to help find a cure!!! GO TEAM"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Wed Jan 08 03:29:27 EST 2014

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    "Wishing you the best and God bless you Lizette. "
     

    Corinne Lears

    Tue Jan 14 12:10:15 EST 2014

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    "Good luck , Lizettte. I'm with you in spirit."
     

    Corinne Lears

    Tue Jan 14 09:57:38 EST 2014

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    "Dear Lizette, For your hard work and dedication to a cause that is dear and close to your heart, we submit this donation to benefit those studying and researching for a cure for LLS with hope that those who are suffering from blood cancer diseases can live with hope for recovery. We're proud of you! Mom and Dad "
     

    Corinne Lears

    Wed Jan 15 02:26:26 EST 2014

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    "To cure cancer"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Wed Jan 15 04:03:17 EST 2014

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    "Kick some serious butt out there! Cancer and that Vineman don't stand a chance =) GO TEAM"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Fri Jan 17 12:28:53 EST 2014

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    "So proud of you for taking this on lady! You're gonna do GREAT! Go Team!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Thu Jan 23 12:55:06 EST 2014

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    "Go Lizette! Looking forward to another great season with you! "
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sat Jan 25 12:30:54 EST 2014

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    "Go Lizette Go! Thanks for all you do to kill cancer! - Heather and David Allen "
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sat Jan 25 07:52:40 EST 2014

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    "Lizette, I admire you for participating. My dad died from cancers, one of them being lymphoma. Its a terrible disease. Thank you for what you are doing. From, Alma Rosales"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sun Jan 26 07:27:07 EST 2014

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    "I know it only takes one entry to win, but I really want this. However, if I don't win it, I know I am helping out a good cause. (On the other hand, ... please, please please let it be me!)"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sun Jan 26 08:33:50 EST 2014

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    "Keep up the hard work. You're changing lives!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sun Jan 26 11:23:36 EST 2014

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    "Thanks for your hard work Lizette!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sun Jan 26 11:54:37 EST 2014

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    "Still missing you but so proud and inspired. "
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sun Feb 02 04:13:07 EST 2014

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    "Lizette, you are a great inspiration! Thanks for doing what you do!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Wed Feb 05 10:04:15 EST 2014

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    "To infinity....and Beyond!!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sat Feb 08 02:00:29 EST 2014

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    "For fundraiser on March 1st!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Thu Feb 27 10:37:35 EST 2014

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    "You go gurl!!!!! "
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sat Mar 01 10:27:24 EST 2014

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    "Thank you to Cassandra, Rosie, Elvira, Christina, Hebe, Yvonne, Ana, and Teresa for attending my spa fundraising event and making a donation to LLS. And thank you to JoJo for all the treatments of a spa!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Fri Mar 07 01:00:30 EST 2014

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    "Let's help find a cure. "
     

    Corinne Lears

    Fri May 02 06:09:54 EDT 2014

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    "Best of luck Lizette!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Thu May 08 01:31:59 EDT 2014

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    "You are a Tri-Star!! "
     

    Corinne Lears

    Tue May 27 02:23:22 EDT 2014

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    "Congratulations on making it this far! Sorry for the delay in making my donation from the last time I saw you! You are an amazing TNTer that has come along way! Go TEAM! Rock it on that swim, bike, run!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sat May 31 10:40:22 EDT 2014

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    "In memory of my brother-in-law, Cesario, who lost his battle to cancer 2 years ago, and who had it not been for his illness, would still be gracing us with his humor and his unquenchable thirst and joy of life. We miss you, Chayo!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Wed Jun 04 02:23:13 EDT 2014

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    "Go TEAM!!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Thu Jun 05 11:12:37 EDT 2014

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    "SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Thu Jun 12 12:50:48 EDT 2014

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    "In honor of the World Cup, I felt like kicking cancer's butt! Thank you Lizette for doing all that you do :)"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Fri Jun 13 08:33:49 EDT 2014

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    "Lizette I hope you have the best experience at Vineman! Miss seeing you and Manny, but you both have my support anytime. My older sister Gemma has one more round of chemo, but doctors already say the cancer is gone. Thanks for all you have done for LLS, your are a winner already. Raul"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Mon Jun 16 10:10:11 EDT 2014

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    "For my mom. Thanks, Lizette, for doing this!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Tue Jun 24 10:29:09 EDT 2014

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    "You're an inspiration! Keep up all the hard work and we can't wait to hear about race day!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Tue Jun 24 03:09:50 EDT 2014

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    "Good job Lizette!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Tue Jun 24 07:33:10 EDT 2014

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    "All that training will pay off at the end when you're still able to raise a glass of Napa / Sonoma wine to your fellow 70.3 survivors!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Wed Jun 25 02:10:55 EDT 2014

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    "You are an inspiration Lizette... keep on running!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Mon Jul 07 01:40:59 EDT 2014

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    "Best of luck in your race, Lizette!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Tue Jul 08 06:34:20 EDT 2014

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    "You are a quiet warrior Lizette. We shared a lane in swimming for a while, we see each other on the course, we had you over for a party at the house... and maybe we've shared a couple hundred words. You come and get the job done very softly and yet intensely. I'm more forward and loud when I train (it seems), so it's a different way for me to see and I really appreciate that. Thank you for showing me another way and for all of your seasons at TNT. Thank you for your gentleness and your quiet positive way. See you at Vineman 70.3 finish line! Stan "
     

    Corinne Lears

    Thu Jul 10 10:48:44 EDT 2014

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    "Great cause Lizette!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Thu Jul 10 12:29:05 EDT 2014

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    "Go get 'em Lizette!! Can't wait to see you out on the course :)"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Thu Jul 10 04:49:28 EDT 2014

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    "we can't wait to see you cross the finish line this weekend. See you soon and rock the 1/2 ironman ;)"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Thu Jul 10 06:47:47 EDT 2014

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    "Thank you so for doing this... I'm so very proud to call a friend! "
     

    Corinne Lears

    Thu Jul 10 08:14:09 EDT 2014

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    "Have great time Lizette. You are an amazing woman!!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Fri Jul 11 10:35:17 EDT 2014

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    "Who can resist a raffle? This is a fantastic cause, and we admire your dedication and effort. Good Luck!!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Fri Jul 11 03:00:56 EDT 2014

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    "You are an inspiration, best wishes!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Fri Jul 11 05:50:45 EDT 2014

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    "My dad would be so proud of you!!! "Si se puede". The fight continues and your dedication is amazing and makes us proud!!! Love you!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sun Jul 13 07:25:35 EDT 2014

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    "Better late than never! Actually, it's never too late to give to this wonderful cause and your tremendous efforts in your training. I look forward to hearing about your future events!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sun Jul 20 01:32:35 EDT 2014

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    "You're my hero Lizette! I truly enjoyed training with you this year and I hope we get to do it again :) "
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sun Jul 20 06:06:26 EDT 2014

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    "Go Team!"
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sun Jul 20 06:31:18 EDT 2014

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    "Keep up the great work you are doing for the LLS! "
     

    Corinne Lears

    Sun Jul 20 07:23:40 EDT 2014

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    "Kristen, i am so proud of you! you are such an inspiration."
     

    Angry Asian

    Thu Mar 05 11:50:53 EST 2009

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    "Way to go Carolyn! The Gegelys Family"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Sun Jan 17 07:52:02 EST 2016

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    "Thanks for making a big difference! The Augustine Alaries"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Mon Jan 18 11:44:08 EST 2016

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    "Thanks for your efforts to fight blood cancers, Carolyn! "
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Thu Jan 21 09:04:46 EST 2016

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    "Great job Carolyn! I am so proud of you. You are making such a difference!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Sun Jan 24 03:32:42 EST 2016

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    "Great Work Carolyn! The Carpenter-Israel Family XOXOX"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Tue Jan 26 03:35:13 EST 2016

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    "So proud of you, Carolyn! Way to go!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Wed Jan 27 09:05:40 EST 2016

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    "Great job Carolyn! Great organization!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Thu Jan 28 06:10:57 EST 2016

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    "You are doing wonderful work Carolyn! Congratulations! -The Shaikh Family"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Fri Jan 29 02:42:47 EST 2016

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    "This is an extremely worthy cause and I am happy to be a part of this effort!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Fri Jan 29 11:23:21 EST 2016

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    "Good Luck Carolyn!! So glad I can help! ❤️"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Sat Jan 30 10:01:35 EST 2016

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    "We're so glad we can support this worthy cause. Carroll and John Aucella"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Sat Jan 30 05:30:33 EST 2016

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    "Another great project Carolyn! Keep up the great work! "
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Sun Jan 31 05:51:20 EST 2016

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    "This is so great that you are fundraising for such an important cause, Carolyn. Awesome!! Our friend Lexi McKay is battling leukemia(just diagnosed in December), and our prayers go out to all those who you are helping with these illnesses. Love, The Otts"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Sun Jan 31 07:46:26 EST 2016

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    "Go Carolyn! YOU make a difference!!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Mon Feb 01 06:16:28 EST 2016

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    "Thanks for this opportunity to contribute to such a worthy cause, Carolyn!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Fri Feb 05 12:30:45 EST 2016

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    "very happy to help this worthy cause! Prisca and Kim Marvin"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Sun Feb 07 09:09:49 EST 2016

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    "Thanks, Colleen, for including us in this fundraising event. "
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Mon Feb 08 12:50:42 EST 2016

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    "Carolyn, you are amazing and we are so proud to support your campaign and the mission of LLS. You rock!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Wed Feb 10 11:17:44 EST 2016

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    "Keep up the good work!! The Turley Family"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Sun Feb 21 01:49:42 EST 2016

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    "Good luck Carolyn."
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Sun Feb 21 03:28:36 EST 2016

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    "Great work, Carolyn. You make us Old Bozo's proud...."
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Mon Feb 22 07:52:35 EST 2016

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    "Best of luck with your efforts. Tom and Linda Kaelin"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Mon Feb 22 10:21:13 EST 2016

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    "In memory of Lisa Z...thanks for honoring her, Carolyn."
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Mon Feb 22 08:35:37 EST 2016

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    "Sending love from UMD's TerpThon and from a fellow Whitman alum :)"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Wed Feb 24 10:35:31 EST 2016

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    "From your friends at DARCARS! "
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Thu Feb 25 10:51:47 EST 2016

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    "Thanks for your efforts!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Thu Feb 25 04:09:46 EST 2016

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    "Carolyn, you make your parents so proud and with reason. You are amazing!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Fri Feb 26 12:46:08 EST 2016

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    "Excellent cause! Patrick T. Rothwell"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Fri Feb 26 01:23:14 EST 2016

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    "Best of luck with this important cause!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Fri Feb 26 02:06:18 EST 2016

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    "I know your parents are rightly proud of you for taking on this worthy cause. Well done, young lady, from the Mengel Family."
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Fri Feb 26 02:08:54 EST 2016

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    "Kudos to Carolyn Hoover and her fantastic fundraising campaign!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Fri Feb 26 02:28:35 EST 2016

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    "We're so very proud of you Carolyn. And to think we met you in pre-school!! Love, Anna, Jeff and Kim"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Fri Feb 26 03:29:31 EST 2016

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    "Carolyn - So inspiring to learn of your great work for this wonderful cause. Blessings to you!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Fri Feb 26 04:20:28 EST 2016

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    "Great job, Carolyn, on remembering our dear friend, Lisa, in this special way. She'd be very proud of you!"
     

    Lauren Wolsin

    Fri Feb 26 05:55:12 EST 2016

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    "You got this girl!! Stay strong, many prayers for you and your family."
     

    Tabrez Shaikh

    Fri Jul 15 02:27:28 EDT 2016

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    "These funds were raised by the students of Mrs. Wright's class. We hope this amount will contribute to the bettering of lives for children facing adversity. "
     

    Mon May 15 11:15:21 EDT 2017

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    ":)"
     

    Tue Feb 07 09:42:39 EST 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,970.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
 
39 %

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In Honor of

Jennifer Wolsin

My Thanks To

Kristen Muller $500.00
Lauren Wolsin $250.00
Augustine Muller $100.00
Kevin Williams $100.00
Steve Ackerman $100.00
Melissa McCrea $100.00
Jennifer Wolsin $75.00
Brad Lears $50.00
Ken Sullivan $50.00
Carol Jones $50.00
Corinne Lears $50.00
Richard Morrissey $50.00
Stephen Muller $50.00
Blanche Mazurek $50.00
monica faucette $50.00
Linda Schenk $25.00
Tabrez Shaikh $25.00
Susan Stiffler $25.00
Angry Asian $25.00
Sarah Kahl $25.00
Laura Mazurek $25.00
Bridgette Flynn $25.00
Corinne Reilly $25.00
Michael Wood $25.00
Rebecca Schaefer $25.00
Janet Birch $25.00
Jes $20.00