Elisa's Fundraising Page
$3,470.00 raised
$3,000.00 goal
A MESSAGE FROM Elisa's Fundraising Page
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! 

On November 17,  I will be joining the Project Athena Foundation on a 120-mile multisport adventure down the Florida Keys in support of female survivors (Athenas) who have suffered a medical setback. Every dollar donated goes directly toward sponsoring survivors to participate in the Keys to Recovery adventure and achieve their dreams of getting back to living life.
I am paying my own way to participate in the Keys to Recovery Adventure.

Why am I doing this?

Rewind to summer 2013…my husband Ed, was in the midst of testing for what we feared may be ALS…turned out to be IBM (Inclusion Body Myositis)…never heard of it? Neither had we.
It's a rare progressive muscle wasting disease, not terminal, but disabling. At the time, I had been putting off having rotator cuff surgery, but after Ed's diagnosis I thought I should have it taken care of sooner than later, so that I could recover and be strong enough to assist him as his mobility deteriorated.
I first learned about Project Athena through a story on CNN while I was recovering from the rotator cuff surgery.  Having had a setback with a clot in my arm and capsulitis, I was feeling pretty sorry for myself - until I came upon the Project Athena story.  I was so impressed to see what this foundation was doing to support others who had suffered any number of life-altering medical challenges.  I thought:  my recovery is nothing compared to what some of these women have gone through!  I decided to set a goal to go on one of the adventures as a fundraising participant and used it to motivate me through my rehab.  It took way longer than I expected, but here I am in 2016  -  my rotator cuff is fully recovered  (Thank you ProEx Stratham, Regina, and Eric D!),  my husband is about to go on disability, and I am ready to go to the Keys!   My training for this adventure has helped me not only recover from my surgery, but kept me focused on preparing for the future whatever it may hold.
Life is full of "adventures" and I look forward to participating in the Keys to Recovery Adventure to help an "Athena" stay focused on her wellbeing and provide some normalcy in her life. 

How can you help?…by giving a donation!

My training is done, but my fundraising goes on!
Please help me reach my goal before I start my adventure on Friday!! Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.  No donation is too small.  MANY thanks for your support -- and please forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! 
To learn more about this adventure and The Project Athena Foundation go to: www.projectathena.org.

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  • Judy Michaud made a $50.00 donation

    You go girl!!! Enjoy. You rock.

  • Susan And Tom Horack made a $250.00 donation

    good luck Elisa

  • Diana Close made a $25.00 donation

    Good Luck Elisa!

  • Pattie Saltzman made a $30.00 donation

    Woo woo!! Way to go E!!

  • Christine Sciola made a $25.00 donation

    Good Luck! I so admire this and I know you can do it!

  • William Smith made a $100.00 donation

    Good luck Elisa! Best to Ed.

  • Margaret C Jones made a $250.00 donation

    As Dad would say, "Good for you"! Lots of hard work to get to this point!! We are happy to support this important fundraiser and wish you all the best in the Florida Keys to Recovery Adventure!! Love, Muff and Ken

  • Carlos Vega made a $50.00 donation

    Best wishes Elisa and Ed

  • Lori Cayer made a $25.00 donation

    You're Awesome! Best of Luck! xoxo Lori C.

  • Nicole Barrett made a $50.00 donation
  • Beth Farina made a $50.00 donation

    You are such an inspiration! Good luck and enjoy the ride! xo, Beth

  • Julie Theriault made a $100.00 donation

    Your positive attitude is so inspiring!

  • Vincent Miele made a $200.00 donation

    Vin & Betty Miele God Bless all your tomorrows!

  • Carolyn Nickas made a $100.00 donation

    Elisa, you are such an inspiration. We are so proud of you! Can't wait to hear all about it. Carolyn & Anthony

  • Luc And Lana Van Anderlecht made a $50.00 donation

    Good luck!!

  • Brenda McDermott made a $50.00 donation

    Good luck, Elisa. !!

  • Christopher Miele made a $100.00 donation
  • Charlie, Kate and Laurel Pearson made a $50.00 donation

    Good Luck and have fun!!

  • Karen Stroup made a $50.00 donation

    Elisa, you are inspiring a lot of people with what you are doing. You go girl!

  • Stacey McIntyre made a $20.00 donation

    Good luck and enjoy this adventure. 💗 Stacey, Kevin, Devyn, Rylie & Kailyn

  • Vicki Geis made a $100.00 donation

    so proud of you of you for taking on this challenge!

  • Regina Penney made a $50.00 donation
  • Fidrych Family made a $50.00 donation

    You got this chica!

  • Deirdre Sartorelli made a $20.00 donation
  • Vince Schmidt made a $50.00 donation

    Go Get 'em Elisa!

  • Janice Modugno made a $25.00 donation
  • Elaine Sullivan made a $50.00 donation

    You go girl!

  • Jack Horack made a $200.00 donation
  • Linda Knee made a $50.00 donation

    Good luck! You are awesome!

  • Joyce Frisiello made a $100.00 donation

    "Life was meant for good friends and great adventures" Good luck to you, my friend, on this awesome adventure!

  • Lauren Meatty made a $50.00 donation

    Have an awesome adventure!

  • Barbara Archibald made a $50.00 donation

    You go girls!!

  • Carrie Egan made a $50.00 donation

    Hope this is an amazing experience and I am sending you big "WAY TO GO" hugs !!!! have fun !!!!!!!

  • Kathleen Merrill made a $100.00 donation

    Good luck, Elisa! Way to go! Making lemonade! We are very excited for you! Love Kathy and John

  • Anonymous made a $100.00 donation

    Im so excited for you. Enjoy this time. Can't wait to hear all about it!

  • Steve Miele made a $50.00 donation


  • Paula Gould made a $25.00 donation

    HAPPINESS IS...finishing your 1'st triathalon!

  • Betsy Woods made a $25.00 donation

    Good luck Elisa!!!!

  • Michelle Curreri made a $100.00 donation

    You got this my friend! Go paddle/trek/bike/camp and kick ass!!!

  • Maureen Pierro made a $50.00 donation
  • Gary And Kathy Surette made a $50.00 donation

    Good Luck Elisa! You are amazing!

  • Martha Pinckney made a $25.00 donation
  • The Horack's made a $50.00 donation

    Hope you are all well! Say hi to everybody for me. Tom Hays

  • Alissa Michaud made a $50.00 donation

    One of the strongest families I know. Love you guys to the moon and back. Good luck!!!! Love, Lala

  • Kathy Mullaney made a $100.00 donation

    Elisa, cheers to you for this commitment. hope your adventure is remarkable. we are proud of you! love to your family from all Mullaneys at 88 Cadish.

  • Lynn Phillips made a $100.00 donation

    So proud of you and can't wait to hear about the experience!! xxoo Lynn

  • Nancy Anderson made a $25.00 donation

    Good luck Elisa! You've trained hard and will do awesome. Can't wait to hear all about it!

  • Kelli Pia made a $50.00 donation

    go, elisa!!!!!

  • Kelly Geis made a $100.00 donation

    Have a blast! Congratulations on all your training and I hope you have a blast doing this!

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