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Brittany's Brave Brainiacs



Although I was diagnosed with epilepsy just about 3 years ago, I wanted to create a team not only for me, my friend Cathy, and in remembrance of my 13 year old cousin Forest, who passed away in April 2017 but, for all those fighting against epilepsy. I recently finished reading a book called, 'The Thing with Feathers,' and the message the reader should take from it, can be a message for everyone, with or without epilepsy. It shows that there will always be a sign of hope within each of us, "like a bird that continues to fly." Signs of hope, can withstand anything, any obstacle that tries to stop a bright future. Hope is simply a feeling that we have inside, offering encouragement, no matter how extreme the conditions are. Emily Dickinson once began a famous poem of hers saying, "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches on the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all." After reading this book and most specifically this poem, I now understand how important the feeling of 'hope' truly is and will continue to pass this on. No one should allow any condition, especially epilepsy, get in the way of the bright future ahead of them. With this mindset, my team and I are going to continue to fight and spread awareness for all of those fighting, having hope, and not let anything get in our way.


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Team "Brittany's Brave Brainiacs" Donations ($1,535.00)
Donated to Donor Name Donation Notes Amount
Team Melissa Decola Undisclosed
Team Anonymous Undisclosed
Team Anonymous $20.00
Team Jeanne & Julia Mangels $50.00
Team Anonymous Undisclosed
Team Don and Kelly Eckert Our love and support to all! $25.00
Team Anonymous Great cause! Go team! $250.00
Team Allison Mangels So proud of you! Go Brainiacs! Undisclosed
Team Rob Rock Great work - hope you enjoy the day! $50.00
Team Joe Watson Hello Heidi and Brittany, Have an awesome walk for a great cause. !All the best! Joe $200.00
Team MJ Undisclosed
Team Heidi Mangels Proud to be walking beside you to raise money for such a deserving cause. Love you, BQ!! $20.00
Team Allison Mangels You are my inspiration Brittany! So proud! Love you! Auntie Allison & Uncle Mikey Undisclosed
Team Aria Parra-Shimizu Good luck to your whole team Britt and in this tremendously Important cause-love you —auntie Christine & cousin Aria xoxo $20.00
Lowden, Brittany Tory Prizio For all of the brave people battling epilepsy especially Brittany! Undisclosed
Lowden, Brittany True North Hotel Group Best of Luck on the walk! Thanks for all you do for the hotels!- Jim $250.00
Lowden, Brittany Patrick King Undisclosed
Mangels, Heidi Phyllis Conklin Have a great walk.... $25.00
Mangels, Heidi Jim Crothers $20.00
Mangels, Heidi Austen Gardner Hi Heidi and Brittany! Have a great walk and all of us here at Franklin Printing are wishing you the best! $250.00
Mangels, Heidi Rapid Press Hope you make the goal, good luch to your team $100.00
Mangels, Heidi Dana $25.00
Mangels, Heidi Curt Lepper $50.00


Team "Brittany's Brave Brainiacs" Members (9) (Includes family)
Name Walk, Run, or Ride Donations Received
Lowden, Brittany Walk $295.00
Lowden, Debra (2) Walk $0.00
Lowden, Roy (2) Walk $0.00
Mangels, Heidi Walk $470.00
Mangels, Jeanne (2) Walk $0.00
O’Hara, Peggy Walk $0.00

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