Leni Fuhrman

TriState | NY Trailblazers

Thank you for visiting my "MG Walk" personal fundraising page!

As many of you know, my husband Charlie was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis in 2010 (first he had double vision, then started slurring his speech - I thought he was secretly drinking, and finally could barely swallow his food). After a terrifying year in which he was improperly treated and had to be hospitalized, thanks to information and referrals from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, he is finally stabilized and doing well. He's now on an immunosuppressant drug and, except for occasional unsteadiness and fatigue, life is pretty much back to normal.

Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a rare, incurable autoimmune disease in which antibodies mistakenly attack and destroy neuromuscular connections, causing weakness in muscles that control some of our most basic movements: walking, talking, swallowing, blinking, breathing - even smiling (now Charlie has a good excuse for not smiling for the camera!). MG affects approximately 20 out of 100,000 people. There are treatments that are partially effective but there is no cure.

The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation is the only national volunteer health agency dedicated solely to the fight against Myasthenia Gravis and to serving patients with MG.

Please register to walk with me AND/OR make a pledge to help me reach my goal!

Together We Can Make A Difference!

Raised: $13,705
Goal: $12,000
100 percent raised


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Thank you donors
Daniel Gover : $30
In honor of Charles Defanti
jill stein : $25
Anonymous : $150
Lois & Richard Howard : $300
Anonymous : $100
See you at the walk! - Luis, Alicia & Melissa Navia
Malachy McCourt : $150
Sharon Zoffness : $100
Mara Lurie
Roberta Whitaker : $200
All my best for a wonderful Walk for a good cause. We want Charlie to be healthy and with us for a very long time!
Nancy Shoemaker : $100
Leni - All my best to you Charlie! Keep fighting the good fight! Nancy
Nina Leto-Mayleas : $100
Hector Bedoya : $500
Jewish Communal Fund Donation : $1,000
Larry Lockridge : $100
Hi Leni & Charles--Let's hope for another year of telling MG to get lost, for once and ever. Be well! Larry & Marcia
Michael Alderman : $1,000
Courtney Lisecki : $500
The Lisecki Family is so proud of all the great work that you do. Thank you !
Stephanie Lusk
Love from the Yuskers
Humberto & Mercedes Robles : $100
Adele Kenny : $100
John & Eve Cech : $100
Dear Charlie and Leni. Wish (again!) we could walk with you. Hope it's a wonderful day! Love, Eve & John
Kit Howard (Foundation of GMJF) : $1,000
Leah & Carl Jacobs : $100
Felice Morel
Sylvia Fuhrman (Grant) : $1,500
Leni Fuhrman/Charles DeFanti (Grant) : $2,500
Joan Hardin : $200
ruth altman : $50
Lora Price : $200
Elaine Ludman : $500
Thomas Defanti : $1,000
Nancy Needle : $250
Anonymous : $250
So glad to donate to this Super Team..... Go get em.....
We’re so glad you’re feeling so much better, Charlie, love Julaine, Adam and Twyla
Ellen Karsh : $250
Cynthia and Peter Hecker : $100
Judy Wukitsch
Go Leni! Go Charlie! Go Team!
Brett Smith : $100
Go NY Trailblazers!
Stephanie Lusk
Love to Leni and Charles from the Yuskers in Louisiana/Queens
NY Trailblazers
Leni Fuhrman - $13705 raised
David Ferber - $250 raised
David Spierer - $250 raised
Jonathan Goldstein - $100 raised
linda minor - $0 raised
Phil Cogan - $5659 raised
Susan Klinger - $16230 raised
tina simone - $1500 raised
Yumi Rodriguez - $0 raised

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