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Danny Did Chicago Marathon Team 2016
My name is Xenia Ponton and I have a 7 year old little boy by the name of Aiden.
Earlier this year, I was awakened at night by Aiden while he was having his first ever seizure. His episode lasted about 5 seconds but it felt like an eternity for me. I was beyond scared and immediately rushed him to the emergency room. This was a frightening experience for me because nobody in my family has ever suffered from seizures before. My little guy was later on diagnosed with Benign Rolandic Epilespy.
After going through this shocking experience, I wanted to learn more about this condition and how I can further help my son. Through my research, I have learned about so many children who are affected by epilepsy. This made me want to be apart of something that raised awareness on epilepsy. When I heard about the Danny Did Foundation back in April, (whose founder lost their own child due to epilepsy)I realized that was my opportunity to help other children with Aiden's condition.
I will now be running the Chicago Marathon on October 9th, 2016 to raise money for this wonderful organization.
Any one who knows me, knows very well I am not a runner so this will be a great challenge for me which I gladly accepted for a cause that means so much to me now.
Please help me raise money for this amazing organization and by helping all children affected by epilepsy.I will have this page up and running until the day of the marathon. Any small donation will make a difference. Thank you!!!
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.
Love you Ponton. Sending you hugs, kisses, patience, and blessings
Best of luck on the marathon. You got this!
Good luck Xenia :)
Best of Luck with your fundraiser
Yeessss! You can do it! Love ya!
You are running for a great cause - good luck!
Bernie and Adam Santiago and Share
Good luck sweetheart! Your a great mother and person! Much love to you both.
Jackie and Rob Pelling
Patrick K Maher
Good luck to you (Rob's Friend)
Good luck sweetie (Robert's friend )
Your running for a great cause! Best of luck. (Expd)
Best of luck Xenia! Wishing the best to you and your little fighter :) (Roberts pal)
Good Luck!! EXPD
Best of luck!
I am so proud to know you! You are an inspiration! You can do this, you've come so far! Good Luck! God bless you & your little guy!
Xenia, I am so proud of you for doing this! It's for a great cause and an unforgettable experience!
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