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Debbie Ragals's Fundraising Page..."so others may live".
"Athlete Warrior"...2016 IMWC with #179...Raising Awareness...Supporting Research...Seeking a Meaningful Treatment and Cure.
"Believe...Pick a Stronger Word than Hope...Cure"..."the-blazeman", (alswarriorpoet-spirit)..."Mo...Ciushla"...(pulse of my heart)..." I'm in the water...on the course X3...in the (E-lab)...and the finish...I'll race with you all day, we will follow our bliss"...G-D bless, have a great and safe race...be fast, and get it on film...lol, your friend, "the -blazeman"...(alswarriorpoet-spirit)...thank you Deb for "Remembering the -blazeman...Ironman's-Braveheart"...bmom and bdad...Jon's mom and dad
Despite 22 million(plus) people dying from ALS since 1869, there remains still no meaningful treatment or cure for this disease. Jon and ALS patients everywhere are basically offered the same treatment options as Lou Gehrig in 1939. Without raising awareness and funding, ALS will not receive the research efforts necessary to find a cure and will continue to strike down every person who is diagnosed with ALS...Join Jon, "fight the good fight"...Believe there will be a cure, and "others will live", bmom and bdad...jon's mom and dad.

"People do not follow titles, they follow courage. If you will just lead them onto the battlefield, they will follow you and so will I, unite us... unite the clans." - Braveheart

Blazeman Foundation for ALS Mission Statement:
1.) Raise awareness about ALS by leveraging the energy and compassion of the multi-sport community and
2.) Raise funds to "fund" research to find a cure for ALS. "so others may live."

"Since 1869, twenty one plus million people have suffered and then died from ALS." There have been no survivors.
"Believe...Pick a stronger word than Hope...Cure" -blazeman. We strive to hear words not yet spoken, "I AM A ALS SURVIVOR."

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Total Donations: $3,156.00
Contributor Amount Comment
Raymond Kelly $100.00 "Good girl Debs. Jon will be your motivation on Sunday."
Marc & Fran Samit $250.00 "Good luck! Great Cause!"
Philip Gormley $150.00 "Jon lives on and continues to inspire and fight the fight. We are honored to be led by the BLAZEMAN!! Phil Gormley"
ben ohebshalom $180.00 "Debbie, you and your husband John are the true warriors to keep your friends dreams alive. Good luck always"
Annemiek Gersten Hidden "We're with you all the way Deb. with love, Mieks & Richie"
Bryan Wiener Hidden "Deb, Great cause and good luck on sunday. jessica and bryan"
Jordan Metzl $50.00 "Deb, So proud of you! :) See you on the run!! :) Jordan "
Susie Flax Hidden "We are so proud of your committment to working (and running) toward making the world a better, safer and healthier place. We love you, Susie, Doug, Colette and Lucie"
Jocelyn Deutsch $100.00 " Debbie, You are amazing! Good Luck. Love, Jocelyn"
Unger Family Hidden "Deb, you are a true inspiration. You go girl. I'm so proud of you and so proud to have you as my friend. Love, Lisa"
richard wurtzel $25.00 "Debbie On behalf of all of us in the New Haven and Baltimore area infact throughout the world we cheer you on for a great cause. So when you roll in just remember we are all behind you.But some of us may take a bit longer . Good luck Love Cousin Dickie CD "
David Haber $75.00 "Hope I'm not too late! Congrats you animal!!!"
Sharon Kay $50.00 "It's a great cause. Hope it was a special race. Sharon"
Carol Fliegel Hidden "Good luck with getting the message out there about ALS! Carol"
Cecilia Padfield $25.00 "Thank you for bringing awareness of this dreadful disease to everyone's attention. My husband, Bill, died from ALS on February 29, 2008, after 4 years of fighting. No cure, no hope given. The problem is growing, judging from statistics for Iraq's Desert Storm troops high rate. There must be a connection somewhere. We need to find out."
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