2014 National Walk for Epilepsy
We need your help so will you SUPPORT and SPONSOR TEAM SARAH! Last year's goal was to raise $7000 and we ended up raising $9800 for 2013! Our goal for 2014 is $10,000.
As many of you know, our daughter Sarah lost a ten year battle with epilepsy on September 3, 2011 but her goal was to defeat this debilitating condition through brain surgery while raising awareness and funds through the Epilepsy Walk. It's not just a disorder. Epilepsy brings with it: muscle related problems (Sarah, 9 months prior to her death - tore several ligaments in her back and herniated a disk - from a seizure - not to mention that every time she had a seizure she would bite her tongue (hard enough to bite part of it off), severe side effects from medications -often without a guarantee that medication will work to control seizures (calcium depletion resulting in osteoporosis, weight gain, dizziness, vitamin deficiencies, damage to liver/kidneys/heart etc.), and restrictions on everyday life (driving ban for 3-6 months post seizure - length of time depends on state, inability to live a fully functional life on their own - dependent on severity of disorder), often resulting in depression. I admired my daughters fight to try and regain a normal life and so sponsor TEAM SARAH in her honor and memory so that others can be seizure free! Your friends and family love and miss you Tah!
On Saturday, March 22, 2014, our Team will join hundreds of other Teams in participating in the 8th Annual National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, D.C.
With 1 in 26 people developing epilepsy at some point in their lives, we are helping to raise awareness about seizures and are raising money to help accelerate the development of new therapies.
Please consider joining our team for the walk or making a donation today so we can help make a difference in the lives of those affected by epilepsy! Previous Team members, please dust off your pink TEAM SARAH hats and join us, again, for a great cause! The Gdula Family looks forward to seeing a sea of Pink TEAM SARAH hats in 2014!
|Vaughn & Charlotte Gdula||$805.00|
|Scarlet Jimenez Yeagley||$1,295.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|