> Danny Did Chicago Marathon Tea...
> Chelsey Loeb
I'm raising money for this event:
Danny Did Chicago Marathon Team 2016
After I discovered running and heavy breathing caused seizures for me, I began to have a fear of running again after my first overnight EEG in August 2014. Four surgeries later, my left hippocampus has been removed and a small tumor was found which has caused the thousands of seizures I have gone through. I was afraid to run again with the fear of provoking a seizure, but Danny's spirit gave me the boost I needed to run my first mile again. I have learned through my experiences that high goals are not unreachable. My goal now is to go from 1 mile to a full marathon come October. The money raised will go towards the Danny Did Foundation spreading awareness of epilepsy as well as its mission to prevent deaths caused by seizures.
About my cause:
Founded by Chicagoans Mike and Mariann Stanton in January 2010 after the sudden death of their four-year-old son Danny, the Danny Did Foundation’s primary mission is to prevent deaths caused by seizures. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing public awareness of epilepsy and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), enhancing the SUDEP communication model between medical professionals and families impacted by seizures, and gaining mainstream acceptance and use of seizure detection and prediction devices that may assist in preventing seizure-related deaths. Epilepsy affects nearly 3 million people in the United States and 65 million people worldwide. One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. The name of the Danny Did Foundation originates from the last line of Danny Stanton’s obituary, written by his dad: “Please go and enjoy your life. Danny did.”
Our 2015 Team raised over $60k last year and those funds were used to help place seizure detection devices in homes across the country. These devices alarm a caregiver during a seizure which can reduce the safety risks often associated with seizures. Parents appreciate this peace of mind and are thankful for the chance to address a seizure and keep their loved ones safe. We plan to beat that team fundraising number in 2016, and we hope you will be part of reaching this goal. Thank you for your support! To learn more, please visit www.dannydid.org.
This is so epic! Way to go! Song: Sex and Drugs and House
Thank you for all those that donated at the Crawl for the Cure!!!
Best of luck Chelsea! Love Carrie and Uncle Anthony!
Shoulda been a cowboy! Toby Keith :)
Can't stop the feelin!
Matt and Lyn Loeb
Seize the Moment! Go get 'em, Chelsey. We love you! -Mom and Dad
Leon A Bombardier
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