Windy City Angels - Bank of America Chicago Marathon
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Steven & the Angelman Syndrome Foundation
Amount Raised
$3,535.00
Fundraising Goal $4,000.00

My Message

This past October I had the opportunity to go to Arizona with my friend Kyle Rooney to be his Sherpa and Pacer for his first ever 100 Mile Trail Race. Why would someone who has never done a 50 Miler want to go straight to a 100 Miles? Kyle’s Why…his family and specifically his son Madden who has Angelman Syndrome.

Angelman Syndrome? Yeah, I had never heard of it before either. Angelman Syndrome is a genetic disorder that severely limits cognitive development and typically results in other symptoms like being nonverbal, seizures, balance and walking issues and sleep issues. Despite these challenges, people with Angelman Syndrome have a happy demeanor, laugh frequently, and are often smiling.

My observation of Kyle that weekend…no matter what, he was going to get the job done. He was doing it for Madden, for his family, and for all the other people in the world who have Angelman Syndrome that will never have the same opportunities as most of his. In Kyle’s words, “What I do with endurance sports and teasing my limits is definitely tied to Madden and the fact that I can do these things then I should since my son can’t. But more than that I do it for hope. I feel like if I can do things that just a couple years ago would sound like an impossibility then maybe in some weird cosmic way it will help Madden do things we never thought possible.”

Kyle, Madden, and Rooney Family, thank you for showing me that there are more than just podium finishes and finishing in general in the events we participate every day.

So this October, I will take the streets of Chicago for the 2nd time to run the Chicago Marathon. This time with the Windy City Angels to help bring awareness for Angelman Syndrome and to help raise funds for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation.

My personal fundraiser goal is $4,000. If you would like to donate to help me reach my goal for the Windy City Angels, please donate right here. Any little bit would help to bring awareness to everyone about Angelman Syndrome.

Thank you!

Steven Wert

Event:
Bank of America Chicago Marathon

My Team

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My Supporters (71)

Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 5, 2022 1:26 PM
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May 10, 2022 9:33 AM
John and Linda left a message
Apr 19, 2022 9:39 AM
You Got This!!! You are an AMAZING athlete!
John and Linda Blakstvedt donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 19, 2022 9:35 AM
Casie Budolfson donated $50.00
Apr 10, 2022 6:53 PM
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Apr 9, 2022 11:51 AM
Kim Wudi left a message
Apr 8, 2022 9:42 AM
Keep doing great things Steven! You're amazing! (FYI: We play at Elmhurst on October 8 - the day before the marathon!)
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Apr 4, 2022 2:15 PM
Proud of you!! :) You've got this!
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Tami left a message
Apr 1, 2022 12:28 PM
Steven-you are AMAZING :) Good Luck!!
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Helen and Steve Gunther donated $50.00
Apr 1, 2022 10:23 AM
S left a message
Apr 1, 2022 9:12 AM
Steven your a ROCK STAR
scott and dawn donated $45.00
Apr 1, 2022 9:12 AM
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Mar 30, 2022 3:59 PM
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Mar 29, 2022 2:18 PM
Kitty Murphy left a message
Mar 29, 2022 12:05 PM
Welcome to the Windy City Angels Team, Steven! We are proud and honored to have your represent the ASF in the BOA Chicago Marathon! Thank you for your dedication to "Change the Game" for all AS individuals! We are forever grateful!
Shee Vang left a message
Mar 29, 2022 11:09 AM
You're a wonderful person Steven. Keep it up and keep striving. :)
Shee Vang donated $50.00
Mar 29, 2022 10:58 AM
Chris Van Houtte donated $100.00
Mar 29, 2022 9:22 AM
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Mark Bigler and Brenda Jordahl donated $105.00
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Todd Kieffer left a message
Mar 28, 2022 1:46 PM
Steven, thank you for including me. I was touched by the story and when I feel like i am having a rough day i need to realize that i am blessed that i am able to enjoy so many things in life that so many people in our world are not able to. This is a great cause and really portrays the kind of person i have always known you to be. Keep on running, my friend.
Todd Kieffer donated $55.00
Mar 28, 2022 1:44 PM
Bret Van De Pol left a message
Mar 28, 2022 12:33 PM
Great cause Steven! I know you will run fast at the Chicago Marathon!
Bret Van De Pol donated $55.00
Mar 28, 2022 12:32 PM
Brandon Geehan donated $100.00
Mar 28, 2022 12:06 PM
Jesse Schelitzche left a message
Mar 28, 2022 10:26 AM
Great cause! Hope you get a PR!!!
Schelitzche Family donated $100.00
Mar 28, 2022 10:25 AM
Kathy and Bryan Eells donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 28, 2022 10:05 AM
Kathy Eells left a message
Mar 28, 2022 10:02 AM
Good luck, Steven - what a great cause!
Paul Taunton donated $100.00
Mar 28, 2022 9:47 AM
Angelman Syndrome Foundation donated $300.00
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Mar 27, 2022 12:19 PM
Wishing you all the best Steven!
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Mar 27, 2022 9:48 AM
YOU are amazing! Wishing you all the best.
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Kyle Rooney donated $100.00
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Mar 25, 2022 1:33 PM
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Marc left a message
Mar 25, 2022 9:42 AM
Good luck brother!
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