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American Liver Foundation NYC Half 2017

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March 15, 2017

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Sheree Watson

THE STORY:

In 2014, while training for a charity half marathon I became severely ill and was unable to run that race. 

On June 3rd, 2015 I was given the gift of life. I had an autoimmune disease called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), which is chronic inflammation of the bile ducts that progresses to liver failure and cancer. After years of monitoring and managing symptoms, then undergoing emergency surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and an arduous wait on the transplant list, I received a liver transplant for treatment of cholangiocarcinoma, a.k.a bile duct cancer. While waiting on the transplant list, I tried to focus on the things I wanted to do when I got my new liver. Among them was to run a half marathon one day. 

Thanks to my organ donor and his or her family, I am healthy enough to run the 2017 NYRR NYC Half Marathon in support of the American Liver Foundation (ALF).

Although I have been through life-threatening illness, I consider myself fortunate. It was early, I survived the wait for an organ donation, and I survived the two of the biggest abdominal surgeries that exist. An effective treatment for PSC that avoids liver transplant still has not been found. The ALF mission includes research to develop treatments, but also seeks to advocate, educate and provide support for people, like me, affected by liver disease. 

I RUN BECAUSE I CAN FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T. 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,268

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • David E. Smith

    $50

  • Nino Barbalace

    $25

  • Attack hugs

    $43.69

  • Sophie Heller

    $10

  • Anne, John, Lucia & William

    $150

  • Peter and Katy Bordonaro

    $25

  • Heather Moniz

    $50

  • Kendra Noyes Miller

    $25

  • Aisha Stroop MD

    $100

  • Ryan Bagdonas

    $25

  • Tanya Rogo

     

  • Hrishikesh Hirway

     

  • Dan Kramer

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nakia Thomas

     

  • Jaileen "JELLY" Gutierrez

    $15

  • J Robertson

    $25

  • Catherine Watson

     

  • Kara Fili

     

  • David Walters

    $50

  • Kelli B

    $50

  • Robert Theodore

    $100

  • Carlota Suarez

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kelly Cardalino

    $25

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127% Raised of$1,000 Goal

The Team: $7,706 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Elyse Silver

Amount Raised

$2,578

 

258% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tomoaki Kato

Amount Raised

$2,550

 

255% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sheree Watson

Amount Raised

$1,268

 

127% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Aileen

Amount Raised

$1,260

 

126% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Kelly Cardalino

Kelly Cardalino

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Carlota Suarez

Carlota Suarez

DONATION: $25

Good Luck!!! 3 years ago

Robert Theodore

Robert Theodore

DONATION: $100

Sheree I'm so awed by your resilience and how much you have done,and still doing to uplift the lives of everyone. Great job. 3 years ago

Kelli B

Kelli B

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

David Walters

David Walters

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kara Fili

Kara Fili

3 years ago

Catherine Watson

Catherine Watson

To my dear daughterDoctor Sheree Watson you have shown such positive energy in all the things you say and do i will always love you and I'm so proud of you. 3 years ago

J Robertson

J Robertson

DONATION: $25

You got this ! ð 3 years ago

Jaileen

Jaileen "JELLY" Gutierrez

DONATION: $15

TT!! I'm thankful that FD showed me what true strength and beauty looks like when it led me to you! 3 years ago