My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Oct 22, 2008 by Megan Jasper

Racing to Save Lives

Ten years ago one of my dearest friends, Chris Takino, was diagnosed with ALL, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Chris went into the emergency room thinking that he was going to be treated for a sinus infection and was immediately admitted into a room in the oncology ward. The next day he started his first chemo treatment. He wasn't able to watch as the doctor administered a ruby red liquid, daunarubicin, into a catheter in his chest. I realized that he was watching me and I knew that I needed to stare it down for him. I kept a calm expression and forced myself not to flinch or have a negative expression; I saw it as a savior and not a poison. That was the beginning of many treatments.


Chris's fight with leukemia lasted about a year and a half. He was in remission for about 2 or 3 months before he relapsed. The doctors were struggling to find a suitable donor for a bone marrow transplant, but they were not able--he was a tough one to match. He battled his cancer like a super hero and, without words, told us that life was worth fighting for. I miss Chris every day. He was the closest thing I will ever have to a brother; he was my roommate, my co-worker, my confidant.


I am committed to the fight against all cancers and I will actively raise money for the cause until there is a real cure. If you are able, please consider donating to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society using the link below. 100% of your donation will go directly to LLS. I am participating in two triathlons to raise awareness and funds for this cause and I am going to do my best to raise $10,000 this year. I have already raised and donated $6000 to the organization this year. If you are not able to give, please just take a moment to think good thoughts for those patients and their families who are currently fighting the disease.


Thank you for your time.

Megan



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Supporter's Comments

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    "Kick ass half iron Megan!"
     

    Nari Benson

    Mon Dec 29 02:27:00 EST 2008

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    "Megan- I am so proud of you. I started to send you $100 and then my Ambien kicked in, always makes me feel more generous. Seriously, thank you for all your good, kind and courageous efforts."
     

    Susan Baltimore

    Fri Jan 16 03:24:39 EST 2009

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    "Hi Megan - I did the AIDS ride a number of years ago and it was a blast! Of course Orlando to Miami doesn't have as many hills! Take Care Brook Dorsch"
     

    Dorsch Gallery

    Thu Jan 22 03:50:43 EST 2009

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    "nice work Megan & good luck. wish I could give you more!"
     

    brecken

    Wed Feb 11 07:36:37 EST 2009

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    "Megan it's so wonderful that you're honoring your friend and helping so many people this way. We love you!!"
     

    Rebecca Pellman & Phil Ek

    Mon Feb 16 10:24:56 EST 2009

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    "Here is a little something to help get you to your goal!"
     

    Kyle & Anna

    Mon Mar 23 10:12:55 EDT 2009

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    "Thanks for reminding me how important this is, Megan! Best of luck reaching your goal. ´┐ŻAndy"
     

    Andy Jenkins

    Mon Mar 23 01:47:39 EDT 2009

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    "Megan, thank you for doing this. Best of luck. xCarrie"
     

    Carrie Brownstein

    Mon Mar 23 02:15:02 EDT 2009

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    "You're great"
     

    Hank Peirce

    Wed Apr 01 08:38:45 EDT 2009

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    "Go Jasper Go! Have a blast and raise oodles of money."
     

    Christine and Josh Stepherson

    Thu Apr 30 07:57:27 EDT 2009

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    "MEGAN! i'm so sad i won't be there to cheer you on. you're going to do amazing and have so much fun. xoxocarly"
     

    Carly Starr

    Thu Jun 11 08:28:54 EDT 2009

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    "Congratulations on another upcoming cancerversary! I am still greatful that I was the your doner match. We will keep fighting and praying for a cure for cancer."
     

    Mon Apr 08 11:06:56 EDT 2013

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    "You are awesome. Go get 'em girl. "
     

    Tue Apr 30 10:05:48 EDT 2013

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    "For Micah's birthday"
     

    Sub Pop Records

    Wed May 01 09:04:20 EDT 2013

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    "Happy Birthday Micah, Ours thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family. Donna Falk"
     

    Sub Pop Records

    Wed May 01 09:10:04 EDT 2013

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    "Wishing her continued good health"
     

    Sat Sep 07 10:28:47 EDT 2013

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    "Thanks for walking for such a good cause, Jason! I'll be rooting for you! Love, Aunt Kathy"
     

    Lacey Swain

    Tue Sep 10 09:34:36 EDT 2013

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    "A big Than You to all who are walking to fight for such a great cause."
     

    Wed Sep 25 10:12:43 EDT 2013

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    "Way to go Norine!"
     

    Fri Oct 04 09:25:56 EDT 2013

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    "Our Micah James was a beautiful soul here on earth. His love for his Mom and Dad couldn't be verbalized, but seeing his smile from ear to ear would tell us all. The joy he had to play and spend time with his precious Aunt, Uncle and Grandparents was dazzling, and especially fun when he could rock out with his dear Elmo or other Sesame Street characters. Micah will always be with us!"
     

    Sub Pop Records

    Tue Oct 15 07:52:01 EDT 2013

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    "Norine, Thanks for being active in this cause!"
     

    Tue Oct 15 08:10:33 EDT 2013

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    "great job guys!!!!!!"
     

    Wed Oct 16 01:43:14 EDT 2013

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    "Wishing you all the best! Cindy Smith"
     

    megan jasper

    Thu Oct 17 01:38:57 EDT 2013

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    "Gift wrapping"
     

    Kenny Schnurstein

    Sun Dec 15 09:08:02 EST 2013

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    "Friendly's Fundraiser Bracelet Sales"
     

    Kenny Schnurstein

    Tue Dec 17 09:34:46 EST 2013

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    "Barnes and Noble Gift Wrapping"
     

    Kenny Schnurstein

    Sun Dec 22 08:58:53 EST 2013

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    "In memory of James T. Rozmus "
     

    Kenny Schnurstein

    Sun Feb 02 06:55:24 EST 2014

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    "Thank you Gabby - you Rock!!"
     

    Kenny Schnurstein

    Fri Feb 07 12:37:17 EST 2014

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    "In memory of our Moms"
     

    Kenny Schnurstein

    Wed Mar 12 11:25:19 EDT 2014

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    "Megan Jasper? Chirs Takino? I'm in! You Rock Megan!"
     

    Kerry Green

    Wed Feb 11 09:41:15 EST 2009

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    "Go Megan!! Great cause. Best, Kenny"
     

    Kenny Schnurstein

    Thu Jan 29 05:51:47 EST 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,000.00 | Goal: $4,000.00
 
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