Windy City Angels - Bank of America Chicago Marathon
PLEASE SPONSOR
Jennifer Pope
Amount Raised
$2,650.00
Fundraising Goal $2,620.00

My Message

Nearly 22 years ago, we welcomed our second child Brian Jr. (BJ) into the world.  We were devastated when he had his first seizure at 15 months.  He would later be diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome (AS), a rare neuro-genetic disorder, that occurs in one in 15,000 births. I thought my world had collapsed.  Naturally, I blamed myself. It took years for me to realize that it was not my fault.

Angelman Syndrome is characterized by severe mental and motor delays, seizures, walking and balance disorder, unprovoked laughter, absence of speech, and characteristic facial features to name a few. Our family have experienced the thrills and challenges of raising BJ. Like others with AS, BJ requires lifelong care. We understand too well the profound impact that a lifelong condition has on families and the resources, support, and reassurance needed to meet these challenges. 

The Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Inc., (ASF) is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to advance the awareness and treatment of Angelman syndrome through education and information, research, and support for individuals with Angelman syndrome, their families, and other concerned parties. Established in 1992, the Angelman Syndrome Foundation offers national, regional, and local support systems for affected individuals and their families. It also promotes and supports research on the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of Angelman syndrome.

Although we now know the specific gene causing AS, research remains underfunded and underpublicized. Please help me reach my fundraising goal ($2,620.00) to help the Windy City Angels to open a new AS Clinic and support AS treatment research.

I never thought that I would ever run a marathon, but here I am getting ready to run my 3rd this week in Richmond, Virginia.  I am running in the Chicago Marathon for the 2nd time…1st with the Windy City Angels for my son BJ. He is my angel on earth. I would do anything for him. Staying fit allows me to care for my growing angel 😊. I hope you find it in your hearts to donate to help raise awareness about AS and fund research that will ultimately find a cure for AS.

Thank you so much for your support. 

Event:
Bank of America Chicago Marathon

My Team

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My Supporters (43)

Brian Pope donated $100.00
Mar 23, 2020 4:30 PM
Sherrill Cole donated $40.00
Feb 10, 2020 4:43 PM
Tracie E Walls donated $100.00
Jan 23, 2020 11:09 PM
Rachel Thomas donated $75.00
Jan 11, 2020 7:27 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 10, 2020 1:54 PM
E-BOOGIE donated $30.00
Jan 8, 2020 5:47 AM
Anonymous donated $50.00
Dec 29, 2019 11:13 AM
Khalilah Jefferson donated $100.00
Dec 10, 2019 11:30 AM
Sheila Baratta Ware donated $120.00
Dec 8, 2019 1:04 PM
Jaheim Easy donated $20.00
Dec 8, 2019 12:52 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 8, 2019 12:50 PM
Jasmine Pope donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 30, 2019 11:36 AM
Fred Echoles donated $100.00
Nov 30, 2019 10:14 AM
Jennifer Pope donated $50.00
Nov 30, 2019 7:52 AM
AnNita Hebron donated $75.00
Nov 30, 2019 7:43 AM
Martin Hamilton donated $45.00
Nov 30, 2019 7:42 AM
Bernice Davis donated $50.00
Nov 28, 2019 11:18 AM
Larry Crowder donated $25.00
Nov 28, 2019 9:04 AM
Kitty Murphy left a message
Nov 21, 2019 11:26 AM
Welcome to the Windy City Angels team, Jennifer! The ASF is super proud to have you representing our families in the 2020 Chicago Marathon. I'm equally proud and excited to be working with you! It's going to be a fantastic year!
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 20, 2019 2:03 PM
Patsy Fahey donated $75.00
Nov 20, 2019 10:13 AM
Angel Stanislaus donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 17, 2019 12:13 PM
Coral Escobar donated $115.00
Nov 16, 2019 4:33 PM
Kaye Jones donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 16, 2019 11:16 AM
Sadi Cohen donated $45.00
Nov 16, 2019 9:35 AM
Kiwana Floyd donated $35.00
Nov 15, 2019 10:01 PM
Yaneke donated $25.00
Nov 15, 2019 1:24 PM
Izabelle Mendez donated $20.00
Nov 15, 2019 12:57 PM
Vanessa E. donated $30.00
Nov 15, 2019 4:14 AM
Phyllis Pope donated $115.00
Nov 14, 2019 6:32 PM
Alicia Renee’ donated $25.00
Nov 14, 2019 8:42 AM
Monique Fisher donated $45.00
Nov 14, 2019 6:27 AM
Olive Dawkins donated $20.00
Nov 13, 2019 8:15 PM
Rachel Nelson donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 13, 2019 4:48 PM
Felicia Futrell donated $25.00
Nov 13, 2019 4:39 PM
MeCo Collins-Wesley donated $115.00
Nov 13, 2019 10:35 AM
Janna Gelsomino donated $50.00
Nov 13, 2019 10:29 AM
Gena Pruetz donated $25.00
Nov 13, 2019 10:09 AM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 13, 2019 10:07 AM
Jonene Ford donated $25.00
Nov 13, 2019 7:51 AM
Kemi Sanni donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 13, 2019 7:49 AM
Angelman Syndrome Foundation donated $300.00
Nov 12, 2019 12:00 AM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 11, 2019 4:16 PM