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> Sarah DiStefano
Born and Raced in Chicago
I'm raising money for this event:
Danny Did Chicago Marathon Team 2016
On to marathon number two in the city where I was born!
I have the pleasure of running for the Danny Did team in the 2016 Chicago Marathon. As many of you know I work in the Epilepsy Center at Boston Children's Hospital. In the 2 years that I have worked at BCH I have had the amazing opportunity to develop relationships with so many families and patients that have been diagnosed with epilepsy.
Before working at BCH I did not know much about epilepsy. What I have learned in my two years is that every case is different. Pediatric cases especially require amazing strength and dedication from families.
I have the incredible honor of working with some amazing physicians who are changing the lives of these patients everyday.
I ask for your help in supporting the Danny Did Foundation in their efforts to raise epilepsy awareness and SUDEP Awareness.
For more information on the Danny Did Foundation please visit: http://www.dannydid.org/
To learn more about the Epilepsy Center at Boston Children's Hospital please visit:http://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/epilepsy-program
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.
Run Sarah D, Run!
Good Luck Sarah !!
Can't wait to cheer you on in Chicago!
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