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Max: The Amazing Race

This year, epilepsy came back into our lives like a monster jumping out of a closet. An EEG scheduled in the hopes that we could begin weaning Max off of the seizure medication he's been on for 10 years, unexpectedly showed he was actually having a different type of seizure than he’d had before. That meant a 24-hour EEG complete with an overnight hospital stay and an increase in the meds we were hoping to eliminate. Unfortunately, he's continued to have absence seizures and required another medication increase just this week. But Max is so much more than epilepsy. He's in 5th grade this year and getting ready to move on to middle school. He's made great strides socially and has a really great, really kind and really understanding group of kids in his class who consider him to be one of their peers and an important part of the class. He has become a fantastic swimmer and learned to both roller blade and jump rope this year. For a kid who really couldn’t jump until a year or two ago, and falls while walking at least twice a day, these are two things we never ever thought he’d do. Shame on us for doubting him. His love of sports continues. The first thing he does every morning is read the box scores (well, after he turns on Lite 100.5 of course) and can basically tell you when any game in almost any sport is taking place or what the score was for the previous day’s game. He also has aspirations to be a play-by-play guy and can often be found with a “microphone” in hand. Your donation dollars will help the Foundation fight for kids like Max to attend school field trips, which they may not have otherwise done because of the need to have, and potentially use, emergency seizure medications. Your dollars will help the Foundation work with parents whose kids have been told they can’t attend after-school enrichment because of their epilepsy. Your dollars will help the foundation connect newly diagnosed people with the doctors, medications and community resources they need to survive. Your dollars will help send kids to overnight camp with other kids like them (Max is going for the first time this year) and provide their parents with respite. Your dollars will help. Thank you for supporting The Epilepsy Foundation of CT and for being part of our team. Watch this short video (https://youtu.be/cDn6539NSTg) to see how the Foundation helps Max and our family, as well as the 60,000 other people across the state who are affected by epilepsy.

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Team "Max: The Amazing Race" Donations ($5,170.36)
Donated to Donor Name Donation Notes Amount
Team Carla Rodriguez $20.00
Team The Parillo Family Best of luck to you all! $50.00
Team The Augers Batting cleanup for your Boston Red Sox, Maxxxxx Raaaaaace! $20.18
Team U Mark & A Mary Beth $30.00
Team Diane Kubeck $20.00
Team Daniele Bergeron Keep up the good work Race family! $25.00
Team Lynn Gavelek Go Max!!!We are so proud of you!!! Lynn and Al $50.00
Team Beth Van Slyke $25.00
Team Charles Desfosses, Wildco PES $100.00
Team Ian and Kris-Ann Race $250.00
Team Tom Dion, Wildco PES $100.00
Team Anonymous Go Max! Love, Gramma Lois $25.00
Team Donna Conner $50.00
Team Marie Jeffery Good luck!!! $25.00
Team Dan Doherty $50.00
Team Adriana Bernabeo Proud to support you, Max! Have an Amazing Race, Race Family! $50.00
Team Dave Metzler $100.00
Team Candace Bowering Always happy to support this wonderful cause! $75.00
Team Beth and T.J. Steele $100.00
Team Shannon and Jeff Tam Have a great time this summer!! $25.00
Team Bill Attwood Go Max! $100.00
Team Jeffrey Zacchio $40.00
Team Jim Hyland $20.00
Team Camille Ledoux $25.00
Team Francis & Rose Fazzina $25.00
Team Katherine Lotko $25.00
Team Monica Bird $10.00
Team Sue Nokes $20.00
Team The Kennedys $25.00
Team Mike Peterson $100.00
Team Jenny Smuland Go Max! $50.00
Team Meridith Frick Way to go, Max! $20.00
Team Chris & Janae Barrett Undisclosed
Team Mark DiLoreto Good Luck Max!! Much Love $50.00
Team Doug Farwell Undisclosed
Team Alan Bookman and Susan We're with you, Max. $50.00
Team Carolyn Freeman Go team go!! Undisclosed
Team Philip A Luongo $100.00
Team Linda Fournier Go amazing races!!!! $100.00
Team Anonymous Undisclosed
Team Scott, Jaclyn and Piper Leutze $100.00
Team Heidi & Abby Wilson Go Max! Hope camp is a blast this summer!! $100.00
Team Kathleen Oryell $50.00
Team Ken and Cherie Baker Go Team Max! $50.00
Team Jeremy and Andrea Race $100.00
Team Anonymous $50.00
Team Anthony & Josephine Slusz $75.00
Team Tammy Campanelli $20.00
Team Maria Magyar Go team Max $50.00
Team Paula Wilson Good Luck Team Max! $50.00
Team Kaitlin & Josh Max, Ben, Ian & KA - We love you guys so much!! Have a great race. PS: Can't believe Ian allowed the cover photo to include a husky hat! Max you are really AMAZING! $75.00
Team Ryan & Jess Lisiak $200.00
Team Miranda Wojnar Go Team Max! Undisclosed
Team john breslin $20.18
Team Caty Trio Go Max! $25.00
Team The McCoy Family $50.00
Team Diane Dornfried $25.00
Team Helen Boyd Go Team Max! $50.00
Team The Levy Family Have a great walk this year. $30.00
Team Carl Veilleux I am so happy to hear the accomplishments that Max has made despite the setbacks that he has endured. I support your cause in the fight against Epilepsy. $35.00
Team Catherine Gavelek Go Max go! You all inspire me everyday! Love, Cathe and Dennis $50.00
Team The Costanzo Family We love you Max! $75.00
Team The Benoits Go Team Max! $50.00
Team Marie Blaszczyk Good Luck Team Max $20.00
Team Sandra Pindar you go Max!! - xo $50.00
Team Rick, Shannon, Parker and Ian Go Max Race! We love you and the entire Race crew!! Sending you cheers and support from CA! Undisclosed
Team John Sabol $20.00
Team Heather Melillo Best of luck! Undisclosed
Team Chris Capodice Go Max!! $50.00
Team Irene Young Go Max! $50.00
Team Kelli Deterlizzi works with Grampie at WILDCO $20.00
Team Val and Dick Cannon Good Luck to all! Undisclosed
Team Roseann & Bob Hauschulz Good luck! Undisclosed
Team Mariann and Rob Fitch Best.Wishes for a great walk! $20.00
Team Diane Vale da Serra Thinking of you all. Good Luck on your fund raising and the walk!! Max will win the battle I just know it. XO $50.00
Team The Fischer Family Good luck, Races! Max, you rock! $50.00
Team Mimi & Grampie Good Morning team Max; this is announcer Mimi filling in for DJ Max who is busy getting ready for this weekend Unified Sports Event. So excited to be once again walking with our team! $100.00
Team Dan Race Max and I will someday look back and say that we beat this with the help of all our friends and Family. $100.00
Team Gail Race Excited to be walking with Alan, Mike, Mary and MAX at Winding Trails! I love you to the moon and back, Max!! xxo Grandma $100.00
Team Sam Czarnecki to my friend Max $25.00
Team The Grindle Family $100.00
Team Tina & Pete Murphy $50.00
Team Paul & Norma Stefanik Enjoy the day! $25.00
Mercier, Beth The lamoureuxs Go max $25.00
Mercier, Beth Ben+ Patti Haag hope winter ends by the time your race begins! God Bless and good luck....have fun! $200.00
Race, Gail Maria Zimmermann Max, I love reading the updates about your successes and accomplishments.Your truly are amazing. Follow your dreams with what you love and is important to you. $50.00

Team "Max: The Amazing Race" Members (29) (Includes family)
Name Walk, Run, or Ride Donations Received
Beaudoin, Linda (2) Walk $0.00
Conner, Donna Walk $0.00
Farwell, Carol (2) Run $0.00
Kelly, Erin (4) Run $0.00
McElroy, Emily (4) Run $0.00
Mercier, Beth (2) Walk $225.00
Moroch, Tiffany (4) Run $0.00
Race, Gail Walk $50.00
Race, Ian (4) Walk $0.00
Race, Dan Run $0.00
Race, Jeremy (4) Walk $0.00

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