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Epilepsy Foundation New England Inc

Walk for Epilepsy: Looking Foward to a Cure! Cheshire,  Massachusetts

Donations as of October 26, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$5,115.00 Raised Online
$5,115.00 Total Raised

Jackie Quetti's Fundraising Page

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for Epilepsy Foundation of Massachusetts/Rhode Island!  Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

As many of you know, I am 17 years old, and I have been living with epilepsy for most of my life. For the first 12 years after my diagnosis, my parents and I have been on a journey of trying different medications to control my seizures. When we learned that medications alone would not work, and after enduring numerous hospital stays and testing, I had a vagus nerve stimulator implanted to see if that would help. When that still didn’t do enough to stop my seizures, I spent a week at Children’s Hospital in Boston when I was 14 years old, undergoing testing to see if I was a candidate for brain surgery. When we learned that I was not, we have just kept trying to move forward and do our best to manage my condition.
Up until this past spring, I had always had absence seizures, or brief staring spells, that usually lasted for several seconds. One early Saturday morning in March of this year, I had my first grand mal seizure. It lasted for a few minutes and then left me unconscious. I went to the hospital via ambulance, and was able to come home that night. I have had further testing done to rule out any other causes, but it seems that this is now a new addition to my seizure disorder. I have not let epilepsy slow me down, and I don’t plan to start now.
Like so many other families dealing with this condition, I want to help find a cure for epilepsy. I want to be able to get my driver’s license some day, to go away to college, to marry and have a family.  In other words, I want the things for my future that most teenagers want.    But the statistics are scary. Did you know that, according to an article in Newsweek dated April 20, 2009, seizures are as common as breast cancer, and take as many lives per year?   Or that the mortality rate for people with seizure disorders is two to three times higher – and the risk of sudden death is 24 times as great – as that of the general population? Epilepsy affects more than three million Americans. Babies, kids, adults – seizures do not discriminate based on age or gender. That is what led me to the idea of the first Berkshire County Walk for Epilepsy – Looking Forward To A Cure. In order for this walk to be a success, my family and I need your support. The walk is to be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, September 26th at the Ashwillticook Rail Trail, beginning at Farnham’s Crossing in Cheshire. Please help me to make this a success by supporting my team, organizing one of your own, or sponsoring the Walk in some way. 
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!  Together, we can make our dream for a cure for epilepsy a reality.


 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Micky Congratulations
$20.00
Judie and Melanie Rowe
$25.00
Michele and Dale Webster Great job Jackie!
$30.00
Bob and Gay Johnson Congratulations on the success of the walk.
$30.00
Robby Bianco & Bob Davenport Congradulations Jackie, you are changing the world one step at a time
$50.00
Aunt Ro & Uncle Billy Great Job Jackie, We Are Very Proud of You!!!
$100.00
Anonymous Jackie, your spirit is inspiring! Wishing you the very best.
$10.00
The Bodnar Family
$30.00
The Ziemek Family Good job, Jackie!
$25.00
Lynn Shiner Good luck to you and your amazing family!
$20.00
Kristie DiNicola Way to go Jackie!!
$100.00
Kim Leon Jackie, good Luck with your walk. What you are doing is a great help to others
$25.00
Wendy Leon Great Job Jackie! We'll see you on the trail
$25.00
Sue, Tom, Laura and Jenny Eastaugh Have a great day!
$50.00
Bill, Nancy, Callie, Kevin and Katie O'Brien Best of luck, Jackie!
$100.00
Pat Hayes Great Job Jackie!
$100.00
Bill, Maureen, Megan, Molly and Abigail Kittler You're quite an inspiration! The best of luck to you.
$50.00
Mike Sweener & Michalene Burta Wow Jackie! You are such an inspiration :)
$25.00
The Bird Family Good Luck on Saturday
$250.00
THE ROCCABRUNA FAMIY WOW - YOU ARE AMAZING! NEVER STOP PUSHING FOR THE BEST! SOMEDAY YOUR DREAMS WILL COME!
$25.00
Patty Douillet Go Jackie!!
$25.00
Rachel Konowitch from a berkshire lightning teammate
$25.00
Todd Howell Good Luck!
$50.00
The Curry Family/Mary Wheat Great job Jackie - you should be so proud! Good luck!
$50.00
Karen Tibbetts Good Luck!
$25.00
Patricia Maloney You are amazing!!! Good Luck
$50.00
Joanne Murphy
$25.00
Berkshire Lightning Girls Track Club Good luck from your teammates at Berkshire Lightning
$100.00
The Aubins
$25.00
Paul & Laurie Brindle "Keep up the great work and all your dreams will come true." You are a leader and inspiration to all
$50.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Karen You have my support and my prayers. Good Luck
$500.00
Sally Shepard Your story is such an inspiration, Jackie..PHS is so proud of you!
$25.00
Martha, Bruce, Ian and Tyler Ferguson Jackie - you rock!
$50.00
Diana Wall What a wonderful idea- you are making a difference. xoxoxo
$130.00
Claudia Best of Luck Jackie!!! Great to have you on my team this summer.
$50.00
Janet Barschdorf Masey Hi Jackie - I'm Art's youngest daughter. Good luck and Godspeed!
$25.00
zohr best of luck jackie!
$100.00
Marlene Ullman Hi Jackie, I'm a friend of your Moms...good luck...great cause!
$25.00
Linda J. Whitacre Jackie, if smiles created cures - yours would be all that is needed! Hugs, Ms. Whitacre
$25.00
Brendan & Sara Barschdorf Sorry we can't make it, Good Luck!
$50.00
The Mancuso Family Best of luck to "Team Quetti". God bless.
$100.00
Rob and Pat Geller Goals are dreams with deadlines. You can do it. Rob and Pat Geller
$10.00
Kel Sadlowski Good luck and tell the rest of the fam I said whats up!
$25.00
Colleen, Dave, Kiera and Connor Devine Good Luck Jackie!
$50.00
Boomer Best of luck Jackie, take care of your mother's pink bag
$50.00
Kevin Tobin Jackie you are wonderful
$50.00
Tim Leahy Let's hope J Bay hit's a few more homers down the stretch!!!
$250.00
Royal and Susan Moore Jackie, you are a star! God bless you!!
$75.00
Deb Quetti You go girl!
$100.00

Donation Summary

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Raised Online
$5,115
Total Raised
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