JP & Paul Norden Bros. Benefit Fund

$68,216 of $500k goal

Raised by 728 people in 39 months
Cheryl Vinci Hollander   STONEHAM, MA
Having grown up in Stoneham, I have known JP and Paul's Mom Liz and Uncle Peter Brown for many years. I, along with many other hometown friends, have reached out to help in anyway we can. As the Brown and Norden families run back and forth to hospitals and navigate through non-stop phone calls others, like me, tend to behind the scenes tasks.

This GoFundMe Page was created on behalf of the Norden Family to help them out financially in the months and years ahead. Their medical bills will be beyond what any of us can imagine having two sons both loosing a limb. Surgeries, skin grafts, shrapnel removal, etc. will go on for months until their bodies are healed as best as they possibly can.

Cost of amputating a leg? At least $20,000. Cost of an artificial leg? More than $50,000 for the most high-tech models. Cost of an amputee's rehab? Often tens of thousands of dollars more.
These are just a fraction of the medical expenses victims of the Boston Marathon bombing will face. (read full article by clicking this link http://news.yahoo.com/boston-victims-face-huge-bills-donations-pour-174957328.html

Numerous accounts have been set up for the Boston Marathon Victims of which hundreds will be applying for. We are all grateful for contributions made to those accounts. This GoFundMe Account was set up for the Norden Family and will allow them immediate access to funds for JP and Pauls medical bills, long-term care and future needs.

If you prefer to make donations by cash or check (please make checks payable to: Norden Brothers Benefit Fund - Boston Marathon Victims), and forward to the following address:

Norden Brothers Benefit Fund - Boston Marathon Victims
c/o StonehamBank

80 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180.

Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you!


JP and Paul Norden Road to Recovery...Thank You Video created by Uncle Michael Brown and shown to all at our Forum Fundraiser, November 10, 2013.

http://youtu.be/TgTzQDaMnKM


~~~~~ NORDEN BROTHERS BENEFIT FUND ~~~~~

JP and Paul Norden, two brothers from Stoneham, MA who each lost a leg during the 2nd bomb explosion at Boston Marathon. Their bodies were riddled with shrapnel and burns from the massive blast...

On Monday, April 15, 2013 a group of life-long friends from Stoneham (JP & Paul Norden, Jacqui Webb, Marc Fucarile, Jarrod Clowery, James "Bim" Costello and Steve "Bizz" Byrnes) were amongst the hundreds of thousands who attended the Boston Marathon.

The Stoneham friends were all spectators near the finish line waiting to cheer on their friend, Somerville Firefighter Mike Jefferson. After the first bomb went off they tried to move onto the street where they felt they would be safe -but didn't make it in time as the 2nd bomb exploded within 13 seconds. Brothers JP & Paul Norden along with friend Marc Fucarile took the brunt of the explosion. All three friends lost a limb.



Donations to the Norden Brothers Benefit Fund will help with countless medical bills, and long term care needs in the weeks, months and years ahead. Numerous surgeries are expected as the brothers bodies become stronger and the burden of worrying how to pay for whatever is needed should be the last thing they need to worry about at this time.

It is our hope that this fund will help these two innocent victims in the years to come. The outpouring of love, prayers and support has been overwhelming and for that they are forever grateful.



Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Please follow the Norden Brothers Journey by joining their Facebook page on the link provided below.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Norden-Brothers-Boston-Marathon-Victims/653628117987395?id=653628117987395&sk=info

MEDIA/FUNDRAISING CONTACT:
Please contact Peter Brown (Uncle) via email at LynchBrown@verizon.net

MAILING ADDRESS:
Cards of support, encouragement and well wishes can be sent to.

Norden Brothers - Boston Marathon Victims
55 Anderson St., #487
Boston, MA 02114

MEDIA COVERAGE:

Boston Globe (April 29, 2013)
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/28/five-childhood-friends-from-stoneham-drawn-closer-their-marathon-wounds/xT3LIsE4SzwEsNVE4jiNfO/story.html

Wall Street Journal (April 29, 2013)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323798104578450842305574534.html
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Update 86
18 months ago
Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has found a way to stay warm...:) So much has happened over the last 21 months!

Team Norden continues to move forward in a positive way including a newly established 501c3 , entitled A LEG FOREVER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION.

This non profit foundation was established by Mom Liz Norden as a way to honor her sons and PAY IT FORWARD to others who have lost a limb in a horrific way.

We are now in the works of planning for the 2015 Boston Marathon run which will include a team of runners representing A LEG FOREVER.

JP and Paul continue their journey moving forward...both are humbled by the support they have been shown since that tragic day. Life has taken on a whole new meaning to each of them and they appreciate all they have been blessed with.

We hope you will continue to follow their journey and support A LEG FOREVER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. This charity will assist other amputee's in need just as the Norden Brothers were helped when they needed it the most.

Paying it forward...raising awareness and making a difference in the lives of other amputee's - that's what it's all about!

Join us on Facebook and/or visit our website:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Leg-Forever-Charitable-Foundation/768078126585036

www.alegforever.com

As always THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Donation to Tommy Cox of North Andover
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Update 85
27 months ago
TWICE AS STRONG Book Tour continues tonight in Medford, MA...

Join us tonight April 18, 6:00 p.m. at BESTSELLER CAFE, 24 High Street, Medford, MA.

Meet JP and Paul in person. Join them for a little Q&A Time and Book Signing!
TWICEASSTRONG.COM
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Update 84
27 months ago
Thank you to all who have generously donated to the Norden Brothers LEGS FOR LIFE RELAY. The outpouring of support along the marathon route deeply touched all involved. JP and Paul are grateful for your love and support!
Legs For Life/Boston Herald coverage
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Update 83
27 months ago
Mother Nature will not stop TEAM NORDEN today...as they near the 10 mile mark on their LEGS FOR LIFE RELAY...through pelting rain and wind this family continues to walk step by step, side by side with family and friends towards the finish line.

Special THANKS to Liz Cardoso of Global Click Photography for this amazing image of JP and his new kicks...BOSTON STRONG...words that we all live by...words that have helped carry everyone through the most difficult days this past year.

BOSTON IS STRONGER THAN EVER...
JP Norden LEGS FOR LIFE RELAY
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Mark Mcdonald
21 months ago

I want to wish you all the very best of everything. You are an inspiration to me. I have been through the mill because i was born with orthopedic scoliosis which meant that i had to have 14 major surgeries throughout my life but i am glad to say i came out the best side of them. My family helped me just as your family helped you. I hope you will consider adding me as a friend on facebook i would love to keep in touch. God bless you both boys All the best Your new friend from ireland Mark mc donald

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DDr Pham
35 months ago

I wish a very speedy recovery

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Cynthia Medina-Castro
37 months ago

I wanted to say that you have a wonderful mother she has been there for both of you may god bless you and your famlys

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Maggie Cabral
38 months ago

I wish I could help these 2 men who lost a leg due to the monsters who threw bombs in Boston. I wish the 2 brothers a very speedy recovery. I think you should put your address up incase people who can't give money can send a card or send a gift in the mail or a gift card may get you more then money which is why a address would help. I wish a very speedy recovery to the 2 brothers. Maggie

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Ihejieto Omeli
39 months ago

i have peter brown contact i will get in touch with him,always be thankful in all condition,God is not asleep.

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Claudia Abbes
39 months ago

Great ABC segment! Hope it will help in raising the needed funds. You guys and your friends will remain in my thoughts, you are a true inspiration of strength and courage!!

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John Scott
39 months ago

Contribute and some way, all I can say is my heart goes out to them. ess

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John Scott
39 months ago

I got very emotional after hearing the brothers story and I wish I could

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Denise Howley
39 months ago
Christine Mousseau
39 months ago

Wishing you the very best recovery. I wish I had extra money to donate but I will keep you in my prayers and wish you a speedy recovery. :)

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$68,216 of $500k goal

Raised by 728 people in 39 months
Created April 24, 2013
Cheryl Vinci Hollander  
  Boston   STONEHAM, MA
$25
Anonymous
16 months ago
$100
Anonymous
26 months ago
$600
Alex Smith
27 months ago

On behalf of myself, Chris aka Chief C, Justin Springer, Naga nightclub of Cambridge MA, Outside the Box Agency, Abe & Louie's restaurant, Top of the Hub, Marriott Courtyard Cambridge, Loud Music Tour and Dirty Water News, please accept our donation and sincere gratitude for attending our charity event on April 10th. The Candles at the Finish Line Charity event had a lot of meaning to all involved and we are truly honored that JP and his friends were able to attend.

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$200
Margaret Broaddus
27 months ago

Looking good, JP & Paul! Boston Strong!

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$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
AG
$20
Ann Gugliuzza
27 months ago
AC
$100
Anthony Caracciolo
27 months ago

JP & Paul, My thoughts and prayers are with both of you, stay Strong!! Anthony

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AE
$10
Allison E.
27 months ago

Love to Boston from New Jersey.

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$1,000
Anonymous
27 months ago
YZ
$25
Yanyu Zhang
27 months ago

Boston, We are Strong!

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Mark Mcdonald
21 months ago

I want to wish you all the very best of everything. You are an inspiration to me. I have been through the mill because i was born with orthopedic scoliosis which meant that i had to have 14 major surgeries throughout my life but i am glad to say i came out the best side of them. My family helped me just as your family helped you. I hope you will consider adding me as a friend on facebook i would love to keep in touch. God bless you both boys All the best Your new friend from ireland Mark mc donald

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DDr Pham
35 months ago

I wish a very speedy recovery

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Cynthia Medina-Castro
37 months ago

I wanted to say that you have a wonderful mother she has been there for both of you may god bless you and your famlys

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Maggie Cabral
38 months ago

I wish I could help these 2 men who lost a leg due to the monsters who threw bombs in Boston. I wish the 2 brothers a very speedy recovery. I think you should put your address up incase people who can't give money can send a card or send a gift in the mail or a gift card may get you more then money which is why a address would help. I wish a very speedy recovery to the 2 brothers. Maggie

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Ihejieto Omeli
39 months ago

i have peter brown contact i will get in touch with him,always be thankful in all condition,God is not asleep.

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Claudia Abbes
39 months ago

Great ABC segment! Hope it will help in raising the needed funds. You guys and your friends will remain in my thoughts, you are a true inspiration of strength and courage!!

+ Read More
John Scott
39 months ago

Contribute and some way, all I can say is my heart goes out to them. ess

+ Read More
John Scott
39 months ago

I got very emotional after hearing the brothers story and I wish I could

+ Read More
Denise Howley
39 months ago
Christine Mousseau
39 months ago

Wishing you the very best recovery. I wish I had extra money to donate but I will keep you in my prayers and wish you a speedy recovery. :)

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