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CHILDRENS BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION INC

CBTF's YPG 2nd Annual Bowl-a-thon! New York, New York

Donations as of November 22, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$4,630.00 Raised Online
$4,630.00 Total Raised

Claudia Barrera's Fundraising Page

 

The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) is a cause very dear to my heart.  Four years ago my best friend at Columbia, Akiva, was diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor that was characterized as inoperable given it was inside the brainstem. After discovering the tumor had grown 50% in three months, he decided to have an operation and found a cowboy+superhero doctor in Arizona willing to perform the risky surgery. The surgery had some complications and left him with several neurological disorders, to name a few, double-vision, loss of hearing on his right ear, the right side of his face paralyzed as well as his right eye. He had to relearn how to walk, talk, dress, shower, jump, everything!... It’s important to mention that he was about to start his senior year at Columbia when he was diagnosed. Well, not only was he successful in relearning all these things, but he went back to Columbia, was elected Senior Class President and graduated with honors. Then he went to the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and graduated with a Masters in Health Policy and Management. He met the love of his life and married her last year. Now he works at one of the top consulting firms in NYC as a healthcare consultant to Fortune 500 firms.  
Akiva's story has a happy ending, but all that he has accomplished is due to his passion for life, his never-ending hope and his desire to help others. He is the most resilient person I have ever known and I’m extremely lucky to have him be part of my life because I have a lot to learn from him (I think we all do). 
CBTF's objective is to improve the quality of life of the children affected with brain and spinal cord tumors and to provide support to their families.  The Foundation helps them realize that with faith and perseverance everything can be accomplished, just like my friend Akiva did.
So – it would be GREAT if you can help me support the CBTF. 
Moi and a group of my fabulous/beautiful friends (Tere, Jessica, Adri, Lore & Heidi) will be playing bowling for the cause on May 13th and your support will be highly appreciated. Every bit helps so donations of any size are welcome! ($5, $20, $100 or $1,000,000 – anything!)    
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support!!! -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Claudia
If you would like to read a little more about my dear friend click here:  http://ipatchman.blogspot.com/

 

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
john kenny
$50.00
Matan We need to get rid of that number 7!
$3.00
Cory Kasimov
$50.00
Benjamin Ram In honor of my friend, Heidi
$50.00
Holly+Alex
$50.00
Rich Glad to help the cause, good luck at the lanes!
$100.00
Jeff Prober
$50.00
Brian Markworth This a great cause!!!
$100.00
Tete woooo!
$20.00
The Dog Woof, woof for the Childrens Brain Tumor Foundation
$30.00
Anonymous
$1,000.00
Julie Marie
$25.00
Dave Fullerton
$50.00
Jeff Becker
$50.00
Ryan Abbe
$50.00
steve ortiz
$100.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Joey Rallo
$50.00
CAROLINA ARGUELLO YOU CAN DO IT
$100.00
Luciane Raibin Best of luck reaching your goal
$25.00
Eileen Peterson
$50.00
Thomas G. Baldwin Hi Claudia! I know this is modest but I hope it helps!
$20.00
Sunny Parikh
$30.00
FACCHI FAMILY
$1,000.00
Anonymous
$2.00
Ana Luisa Perez
$25.00
Heidi Heikenfeld
$500.00
Matt Hanson
$60.00
Elias Ocasio I'm happy to know that you are doing this.
$100.00
Anonymous Great Cause! Good Luck.
$100.00
Claudia Barrera Please Contribute!!
$50.00
Anonymous congrats!
$500.00
Julian G
$20.00
Chris Murphy
$40.00
Bibi Green
$25.00
Jessica Negron Claudia, you are a good person :)
$25.00
Nicolas de Alejo
$40.00
Tracey Seidler
$40.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$0
Raised Online
$4,630
Total Raised
$4,630