Christina Schuliger Mission Foundation

$50,930 of $375k goal

Raised by 95 people in 70 months
Christina Elizabeth  WEXFORD, PA
When I was just starting my senior year of high school, I was diagnosed with a large brain tumor in my cerebellum. I had emergency surgery and spent almost four months in the hospital and inpatient rehab institute.

At first I was unable to even swallow or turn my head while lying in bed. I was not able to speak for over six weeks. Slowly over time I learned how to sit up in bed and eventually make my way to using a wheel chair. From there I learned how to stand, and afterwards I relearned walking. My speech came back very slowly and I had to practice using my mouth and tongue to form words. After a few months I was able to walk with a walker and talk in short sentences. But, I was still unable to feed myself, or take a shower without help.

Over the next 20 months, I worked extremely diligently on relearning everything I needed to. I have made great strides in all areas of my rehabilitation. I know I must continue working very hard to get back to where I was before the tumor was diagnosed.

To prepare to serve as President of Key Club my senior year of high school, I spent the summer beforehand outlining a year filled with raising money for many different causes. I had a heart for volunteering and doing community service, even to the point of talking to my parents (before my diagnosis) about waiting to start college so I could do mission work somewhere. I have always been a very compassionate person and love to work with children. I had been volunteering at Holy Family Institute where twelve Haitian orphans were living - and fell in love with them. I told my parents I wanted to do something to help other kids like them.

My mission to fulfill this goal is:
Establish a loving orphanage where children are able to grow up envisioning and fulfilling their dreams and goals.


Thank you for your support! I am truly appreciative.
Christina



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Christina Schuliger Missions Foundation is a non-profit that has obtained its 501(c)(3) exemption status. As such, you may take a tax deduction for any donation you make to my cause.
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Update 12
9 months ago

Merry late Christmas!! I hope everyone had a blessed holiday :) I enjoyed the day with my family and am now currently with family friends at their lake house! I'm the happiest I've been in a long time :) I got married earlier this year to a wonderful man and we now have a 3 month old! He is the most beautiful little boy (I'm a little biased ;) ) but he is a real gem. We love him so much and are really happy together.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to go to Haiti for over a year (seems like forever!) because of the pregnancy and I probably won't go back until my son is a little older.

On the bright side, my husband is from Haiti so I now have even more reason to be in my favorite place on earth.

I thank God that He and blessed me and everyone involved in this endeavor :)
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Update 11
23 months ago

Very excited to speak to teens at St. Killian's this Sunday!
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Update 10
25 months ago

This is Jean Claude and Remy. They are such Godly and amazing men. I'm so glad they could come to Pittsburgh and so excited for the great things happening in Haiti!!
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Update 9
27 months ago

Please pray for the kiddos that have the Chikungunya virus! I talked to a few of the kids yesterday and although Michaelson, my favorite boy named Michaleson, said, "Guess what?! I have chikungunya and, I feel more gorgeous now!" (he must've just learned the word 'gorgeous' and didn't fully know the meaning) at lot more people are getting affected by it. Some of the kids couldn't even get out of bed to talk to me :( thanks so much for the prayers, I know they'll more than appreciate they're getting prayers from the US!
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Juliet Boucher
67 months ago

Christina, Don't know if you remember me from SB2W- but I certainly remember you! I was sitting next to Sally the other day in school when I saw your website. I was so excited to see how well you are doing, and how you've become a truly exceptional individual. Your mission is admirable, and wonderful. You can ask Sally for any of my contact information if you need anything at any time! Much love --Juliet Boucher

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Lynn Anderson
68 months ago

Hi Christina.....Hope you are home today having fun with your family!....We all are so excited for you to come home next week and so thankful you are getting so strong and are proud of you each step of the way...I loved reading this note you wrote explaining your mission work and goals......I wanted to share with you that I too have a strong desire to support those orphans in Haiti as well and love hearing about the work you and your family have done to serve them already and also learning about your own goals for helping. I was so touched how sweet they were to you at Holy Family Institute when you returned this Christmas and the kids gave you so much love and support when you needed it most all snuggled up on your lap!! God is working through you! I know you will reach your goals without question! You will be helping the children and I am sure you will also help some animals along the way too that need extra love!.You really are a special person and friend!......We will gladly hel

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Andrew Shuty
69 months ago

Hi Christina! Been a long time since I have seen any of you but, I think of you, Your sisters and your parents often. I just wanted to wish you an excellent and speedy recovery! Also I think all that the work you do to help children is remarkable and I am very impressed at everything you have already done! Good luck with everything! I know you will do well, you are very blessed and have an awsome family! say hi to Mom & Dad for me and again, i wish you the best! I will be making a donation also to help you reach your very noble dream of the mission work you wish to do. Good luck I will be thinking of you & will forward this to many people I know so they can donate also. Good Luck & best wishes!!!!! Andy

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$50,930 of $375k goal

Raised by 95 people in 70 months
Created December 27, 2010
Christina Elizabeth  
BF
$100
Barry Ference
9 months ago
1
1
KD
$220
Kappa Delta Epsilon - Alpha Kappa @ Duquesne
18 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you, Christina, for speaking to us about your fundraising efforts for the Haitian orphans. We are happy to be able to help you attain your goals!

$20,000
Anonymous
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
$10
Anonymous
20 months ago
$100
Anonymous
21 months ago
SP
$150
St Ferdinand (Youth) Parish
21 months ago (Offline Donation)

Christina, You are an AMAZING woman and such an inspiration! Thank you again for speaking to our group!

$220
Anonymous
21 months ago
KR
$10
Kelly Raso
22 months ago
KR
$10
Kathleen Russell
22 months ago
SP
$155
St Killian (SKY) & St Ferdinand (Youth) - Parishes
22 months ago

Thank you for sharing your story with us tonight Christina. It is a wonderful reminder of our Thanksgiving feast theme: Do not be afraid, I am with you I have called you each by name Come and follow Me I will bring you home I love you and you are mine Love in Christ, St Killian & St Ferdinand Youth

Juliet Boucher
67 months ago

Christina, Don't know if you remember me from SB2W- but I certainly remember you! I was sitting next to Sally the other day in school when I saw your website. I was so excited to see how well you are doing, and how you've become a truly exceptional individual. Your mission is admirable, and wonderful. You can ask Sally for any of my contact information if you need anything at any time! Much love --Juliet Boucher

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Lynn Anderson
68 months ago

Hi Christina.....Hope you are home today having fun with your family!....We all are so excited for you to come home next week and so thankful you are getting so strong and are proud of you each step of the way...I loved reading this note you wrote explaining your mission work and goals......I wanted to share with you that I too have a strong desire to support those orphans in Haiti as well and love hearing about the work you and your family have done to serve them already and also learning about your own goals for helping. I was so touched how sweet they were to you at Holy Family Institute when you returned this Christmas and the kids gave you so much love and support when you needed it most all snuggled up on your lap!! God is working through you! I know you will reach your goals without question! You will be helping the children and I am sure you will also help some animals along the way too that need extra love!.You really are a special person and friend!......We will gladly hel

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Andrew Shuty
69 months ago

Hi Christina! Been a long time since I have seen any of you but, I think of you, Your sisters and your parents often. I just wanted to wish you an excellent and speedy recovery! Also I think all that the work you do to help children is remarkable and I am very impressed at everything you have already done! Good luck with everything! I know you will do well, you are very blessed and have an awsome family! say hi to Mom & Dad for me and again, i wish you the best! I will be making a donation also to help you reach your very noble dream of the mission work you wish to do. Good luck I will be thinking of you & will forward this to many people I know so they can donate also. Good Luck & best wishes!!!!! Andy

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