Yoga to Benefit Harwood Teens

$2,930 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 4 months
Allie Harris
on behalf of HarwoodTeen Memorial
 JEFFERSONVILLE, VT
The night of October 8th is one that I will never forget; the night of one of Vermont's most horrific car accidents.  As I was driving home from my shift as a nurse at the hospital, I drove up to the first tragic crash on I89 that took the lives of five beautiful teens. About a minute later, I was part of the second crash in which a stolen police cruiser plowed into about seven of us parked at the first scene, at a very high speed. My immediate afterthought was, "I'm still here, I must have an angel." 

I feel so blessed to be here today, this experience gave me perspective on life's vulnerability and fragility. Though, this horrific experience is one that I have been struggling with emotionally. My way of coping both emotionally and physically is through yoga and mindfulness. I feel a strong desire to share my story and honor the young lives that were lost that night. I want to do something positive after experiencing something so negative. After reaching out to YogaVermont owner, Kathy McNames, I have been able to put my idea into action. I will be leading a yoga & meditation fundraiser in memory of the teens lost.

Families, friends, survivors, first responders, and community members, I encourage you to come heal with me.  All donations will go towards a memorial fund for Eli Brookens, Cyrus Zschau, Liam Hale, Janie Cozzi, and Mary Harris. The event will be held on December 11th, 2016 at Contois Auditorium in Burlington. Yoga is from 10:30am-11:30am, meditation while I play violin is from 11:45am-12:30pm. Feel free to come to one, or both parts! If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate, you can do so here. 

Thank you so much for your love and support. 
 
Allie
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$2,930 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 4 months
Created November 3, 2016
Allie Harris  
on behalf of HarwoodTeen Memorial
CW
$40
Carl and Alison Wermer
2 months ago
CQ
$140
Cate Quill
2 months ago
CC
$20
Clodagh Coghlan
3 months ago
SS
$250
Shawn Sweeney
3 months ago
BN
$50
Bart Nourse
3 months ago

Best of luck, Allie. Your courage, poise, and kindness are inspiring.

SB
$50
Shaun Benjamin
3 months ago
$25
Daniele and Mark Roussel
3 months ago

So very proud of you Allie...

PM
$25
Patrick Maguire
3 months ago

So honored and proud to call you my friend!

AH
$50
Alyssa Hoyt
3 months ago

<3

$20
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3 months ago
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