Todd Collura's Recovery Fund

$36,906 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 457 people in 78 months







Todd Collura was diagnosed with Paraneoplastic Anti-Tr Syndrome on March 20th at HUP. There are only 30 reported cases of this particular antibody and type of Paraneoplastic Syndrome in the world and Todd's case is extremely rare within those 30 cases. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Todd to help him with basic expenses and homecare.

Some information on this very rare syndrome:

Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraneoplastic_cerebellar_degeneration

Ataxia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ataxia

 Intentional Tremor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intention_tremor

(I know anybody can edit Wikipedia, but I feel like these are the three best and easiest descriptions)

Todd has a website documenting his progress and his life with Paraneoplastic Anti-tr syndrome:  antitr.com 


On February 21st, Todd Collura was admitted to University of Pennsylvania Hospital (HUP). Due to sudden fatigue, loss of vision, slurring of speech, and loss of coordination, he had fallen in his home and cut his head. These symptoms came on very suddenly.


Since then, he's had over 15 different tests (invasive and non-invasive) to pinpoint what the diagnosis is so that doctors can begin treatment


The money we collect will be used towards his loss of income, basic bills, and to help financially while he is recovering. Since he works as an independent contractor, having these basic expenses covered will help Todd focus on his recovery and not feel stressed about the financial burden this medical emergency has caused.


As a young and healthy person, we never think that something like this will happen so suddenly, and when it does, it impacts our lives tremendously.


Update: Todd was diagnosed with Stage 1A Hodgkin's Lymphoma, the cause of his Paraneoplastic Syndrome. He is currently being treated for HD at the Abramson Center Center at HUP.


100% of the money raised will go directly to Todd. Anything you can give will be much appreciated.


Anna Goldfarb has organized this page along with Todd's friend, Alexis Rosenzweig.
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Thanks again for everyone's support - tomorrow is a wide open race, so good luck to all!!

POOL #1

Heather DeLuca - MASTER FENCER

Jennifer Drezga - IMPROBABLE

Cara Nash Snyder - TAX

Dana Decker - WINWINWIN

Bobby Schappert - CUTTING HUMOR

Heather DeLuca - WAR OF WILL

Jennifer Drezga - GREY MAGICIAN

Andrew G - MAXIMUM SECURITY

Ruth O - COUNTRY HOUSE

Dave Brennan SPINOFF

Eva Turaj PLUS QUE PARFAIT

Josh Collura TACITUS

Cara Nash Snyder GAME WINNER

Matt Collura LONG RANGE TODDY

Chris Collura BY MY STANDARDS

Adam Shanfeld VIKOMA

Jennifer Drezga BODEXPRESS

Pat Shanfeld ROADSTER

Richard Somma CODE OF HONOR




POOL # 2

Tina Miller - MASTER FENCER

Al Dorunda - IMPROBABLE

Mike Bloom - TAX

Todd Collura - WINWINWIN

Paul kemp - CUTTING HUMOR

Roly kemp - WAR OF WILL

JJC GREY MAGICIAN

Al Dorunda MAXIMUM SECURITY

Mike Bloom COUNTRY HOUSE

Linda Rosenzweig SPINOFF

Joann Jones PLUS QUE PARFAIT

Tina Miller TACITUS

JJC GAME WINNER

Alexis LONG RANGE TODDY

Bugsy BY MY STANDARDS

Beasy VIKOMA

Charlie BODEXPRESS

Tara ROADSTER

Bill Yeager CODE OF HONOR
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Good Afternoon to All,

We are less than a week away from one of Todd's favorite sporting events, "The most exciting 2 minutes in the sport", the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby! The final 20 horses are more or less set, and this year's race looks wide open...

Many of you will likely know the drill by now, but here's a reminder -

I will be running several pools depending on the number of entrants. Again the entry fee is $50, and for that you will be randomly assigned a number of a horse for the big race on May 4th. There are twenty horses in the race, so each pool will be comprised of 20 slots. Each pool will generate $500 in prize money (all to the winner) and $500 for Todd’s fund. This is a fun way to help us to continue to raise funds for our good friend, and give you a horse to cheer on whilst sipping on your Mint Julep….please feel free to forward this onto friends and family, especially those that know Todd....

Please send a check made payable to me at –



Paul Kemp

17 Skyview Drive

Dallas PA 18612





Thanks again for your support and good luck to all the players!
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Thanks again for all of your support! Here's the grid and the list of names and initials...

Gail Wyberski GW
Dave Brennan (2) DB
Bobby Schapp (2) BS
MUB (2)
Linda. Rosenzweig (2) LR
Maria horsey MH
Robert & Amanda Livingston RAL
Charlie Dugan (3) CD
Scott Kemp SK
Roland Kemp RK
Mike Bloom (2) MB
Tina Miller (2) TM
Heather Deluca (3) HD
AJ
Tom Polinski (2) TP
Sandy Lucke SL
Brock Siegel (3) BCS
Phi Amend PA
Loretta Martin LM
Cara Nash Snyder (2) CNS
Dan Rosenthal (2) DR
jane Andrews JA
Adam Shanfield (2) ASH
Pat Shanfield PSH
Richard Somma RSO
Tudor Jones TJ
Joe Wozniak. JW
Dana Decker (2) DDR
Bill Yaeger (3) BY
Marco Mocellin (2) MM
Joann & jim (2) J&J
JJC (2)
Becky (Paid) RSH
Lisa & Sarah L&S
jen mcbane (2) JMC
jimmy jolly (2) JJ
Ellen Smaka ESM
Jim Schappert JS
Steve Morris SM
Ken Morris KM
Adam Schoonover ASC
Eleni Sakellariou ES
Al Dorunda (4) AD
Ian Pesta IP
Paul Kemp PK
JennyLou JLM
Theresa Watkinson TWA
Dan Decker DD
Todd Carrell (2) TC
Michael Shinko (2) MSH
Jen Drezga JD
Eva Turaj ET
Josh Collura JC
Matt Collura MC
Chris Collura CC
Ray Terwilliger (2) RT
William Kapral WK
Brad Chesman BCH
Joanna Siegel JS
Ruth & Len R&L
Alexis Rosenzweig (2) AR
George & Loretta G&L
Justin Wiernasz JW
Tracy Chesman Jones TCJ
Rachel martin RM
Colin Smith CS
Amy Nimmer AN
Todd Collura TCL
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Good Afternoon to All and Happy Friday!!

Now that the teams are set it's time to get the ball rolling with our 6th Annual Fund Raiser for our close friend Todd Collura. Those of you on this email already know the drill, but please feel free to invite as many people as you know and forward this email on, especially to those that know Todd.

The goal here is to raise $2,500 for Todd’s fund….so half of pool money will go to Todd, which will be a big help in assisting with his expenses, which this year is needed more than ever.


$50 a box, prize money as follows –



1st quarter $400

Halftime $500

3rd quarter $400

Final score $1,200

Please email me at paul@igourmet.com to reserve a box. You can send a check made payable to Paul Kemp at -

PAUL KEMP

17 skyview drive

Dallas PA 18612

Last year's fund raiser was a great success, and I hope we can repeat that this year. This is a fantastic way to help us raise much needed funds, and of course to add a little extra excitement for the big game. Admit it, that $1,200 looks pretty tempting right about now.....

Once we fill the boxes and assign numbers I will email everybody a scanned copy. I truly appreciate any participation you can take, and to those that decide to play, thanks & good luck!



Cheers,

Paul

Ps. If you already donated $50+ in January you automatically are entered.
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Robert
11 months ago

Hi my name is Robert coffee my mom has stage 4 breast cancer and is looking for a house or Palmer the Michael and me and my mom go goal is 5K please anything will help

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5 months ago

Hi! ♥

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6 months ago
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Kristin Ei
6 months ago

Todd is awesome, much love to you!

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Eric Davis
6 months ago

you're so unlucky in Fantasy Football but I admire your smacktalk!

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Hi my name is Robert coffee my mom has stage 4 breast cancer and is looking for a house or Palmer the Michael and me and my mom go goal is 5K please anything will help

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