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Team Heartosaurus 2012 NYC Marathon

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May 21, 2012

HI Followers, I'm joining Team Heartosaurus for the New York City Marathon to raise funds for the American Heart Association.  See more

BENEFITING: American Heart Association

ORGANIZER: The Careys

EVENT: 2012 ING New York City Marathon - $1 Mil a Mile

EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012

Kevin Morgan

THE STORY:

I have joined the Team Heartosaurus for the American Heart Association to help raise awareness of he dangers of aortic aneurysms, encourage screening, and help people to get on with their lives after surgery, all based on my own experience.

In August, 2010 I self-diagnosed an abdominal aortic aneurysm only 10 days after finishing the Lake Placid Ironman for the fourth time with my best time ever. Events during the race led me to this diagnosis, which was confirmed by ultrasound at 7 cm diameter, and then by MRI. It was ready to pop! Four days later I was undergoing aortic surgery for stent placement. I went from Ironman to aortic surgery patient in about 2 weeks. This was a shock for me, but also a positive life-changing event. In spite of my veterinary and extensive research training, I was unaware of the frequency of abdominal aortic aneurysms in men of my age (I was 67 at the time). I have since started a blog to encourage older people to work out in order to stay healthy, with special reference to body awareness. Such awareness saved my life. I am keen to encourage people to consider their aortic health and have appropriate screening procedures before it is too late.

In 2011 I became the first person in the world, as far as I am aware, to complete an Ironman race with and abdominal aortic stent graft. During the last two years, in spite of Ironman training, my aneurysm has shrunk from 7 cm to 3.8 cm diameter, and I am now living an essentially normal life due to my diagnosis. I was a lucky one. My story and extensive advice on safe exercise for better health are present in my blog at http://athletewithstent.com.

I was introduced to Benjamin Carey (Heartosaurus) as a result of my reading and reviewing his excellent and inspirational book, 'Barefoot in November.' Benjamin invited me to join his team, and I was delighted to do so. I have no qualms about completing the NYC Marathon, having qualified and run the Boston Marathon in 2009.

I am excited about the prospect of raising funds for this important endeavor.

Kevin Morgan aka FitOldDog

 

$1,791

MONEY RAISED
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  • FitOldDog

    $50

  • Rory Conolly

    $100

  • jan hALLE

    $100

  • Randy Mews

    $25

  • Linda Zdanowicz

    $20

  • Matthew Morgan

    $20

  • Nick & Kristy

    $262

  • Stephanie Vaarsi

    $100

  • Amy Evans

    $30

  • Xan, River, Meg, and Rick

    $100

  • Tara House

    $28

  • Gary

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Liz Samuelson

    $20

  • Barbara

    $15

  • Deb, Jess, Nicholas, & Rory

    $100

  • Kevin Transue

    $50

  • Angioplasty.Org

     

  • Karen Dold

    $26

  • nick and jessica

    $300

  • Tom Wiltberger

    $50

  • Rebecca Lawson

    $20

  • Zaid Jayyosi

    $20

  • Jeff Smith

    $50

  • Marian Morgan

    $10

  • Gary and Florence

    $100

  • Rich Brennan

    $25

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51% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $38,219 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Allan Stewart MD

Amount Raised

$9,000

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Nicholas Morrissey

Amount Raised

$6,526

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Mark Hnatov

Amount Raised

$3,920

Fundraiser Title

Amy Evans

Amount Raised

$3,657

 

104% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

cheryl mcnally

Amount Raised

$3,595

 

103% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Salvatore Merlino

Amount Raised

$3,396

 

97% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jenny Jensen

Amount Raised

$3,225

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Morgan

Amount Raised

$1,791

 

51% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Rich Brennan

Rich Brennan

DONATION: $25

Keep running Kevin! 7 years ago

Gary and Florence

Gary and Florence

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

Marian Morgan

Marian Morgan

DONATION: $10

7 years ago

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

DONATION: $50

Keep up your enthusiasm and great work. 7 years ago

Zaid Jayyosi

Zaid Jayyosi

DONATION: $20

7 years ago

Rebecca Lawson

Rebecca Lawson

DONATION: $20

7 years ago

Tom Wiltberger

Tom Wiltberger

DONATION: $50

Go for it FitOldDog! 7 years ago

nick and jessica

nick and jessica

DONATION: $300

7 years ago

Karen Dold

Karen Dold

DONATION: $26

Go, Kevin! Celebrate being alive! 7 years ago

Angioplasty.Org

Angioplasty.Org

7 years ago