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: $13,995
Goal: $12,000
100 percent raised


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Thank you donors
Sylvia Fuhrman : $1,500
Charles DeFanti
Leni Fuhrman
Jewish Communal Fund : $1,000
Thomas DeFanti : $1,000
Kit Howard : $1,000
Michael Alderman : $1,000
Sorry I'm late....better late than never
Courtney Lisecki : $500
Thank you Leni and Charles!!!
Richard & Lois Howard : $500
Fernando Ferrer : $500
Joan Rothchild Hardin : $300
In memoriam of Russell Hardin/in support of Charlie DeFanti. I hope the MGFA is stressing the importance of keeping our immune systems strong so we don't get stricken with autoimmune diseases like MG.
Elaine Ludman : $300
David Ferber : $250
From Dorothy and David. We're walking with you!
Lora Price : $250
Marilyn Garcia : $250
Claudia Catania : $200
Sempre avanti!!
Stephanie Lusk : $200
From Marlene, James, Stephanie, & Bryan
Ellen Karsh : $200
Malachy & Diana McCourt : $150
Humberto & Mercedes Robles : $100
Ellen Toon : $100
Eve & John Cech : $100
Wish we could be there to walk with you! Love, Eve and John
Nancy Needle : $100
Go Charlie and Leni! ???????
Sharon Zoffness : $100
Stephanie & Bryan Lusk : $100
Nina Mayleas : $100
Rock on Charlie!!
Leah & Carl Jacobs : $100
Adele Kenny : $100
Cynthia and Peter He ker : $100
We support MGA who has supported our dear friend Charlie.
John Weber : $100
Judy Wukitsch
Go Leni!!! Go Charlie!!!
Bess. % Nancy Needle : $100
To my aunt and uncle--- love Bess
Virginia Stotz : $50
Heide Ilgenfritz
Sending all our love! - The Navia Family
ruth altman : $50
Sheru Hoffman : $50
Anonymous : $50
May your fund drive be successful!
Daniel Gover : $30
My donation is in honor of Charles DeFanti and Leni Fuhrman
Felice Morel
Tereze Gluck : $20
Cheryl & George Krauss : $20
You go! Have a great walk.
NY Trailblazers
Leni Fuhrman - $13995 raised
Charles DeFanti - $0 raised
David Spierer - $250 raised
David Ferber - $0 raised
Hector Bedoya - $0 raised
Jim Irish - $0 raised
Jonathan Goldstein - $250 raised
Mike Hirsch - $100 raised
Phil Cogan - $6431 raised
Susan Klinger - $10739 raised
Susan Guy-Geene - $0 raised
Tina Simone - $1000 raised
Ting Cong - $0 raised

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