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Dustin Erhardt

Dustin Erhardt's fundraising page

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hello and thank you so much for visiting my fundraising page.  As many of you know this race is about way more to me than just a marathon.  For the past two years I have had the honor of being matched with an amazing little boy named Samuel who has Autism through a group called I Run 4 ([url=http://www.whoirun4.com]www.whoirun4.com[/url]).  In this time he has become like a nephew to me and we have exchanged pictures, videos, medals, encouragement and so much more.  In May this past year I ran my first marathon with him with me every step.  In training every mile that got tough I knew he was right there with me encouraging me to keep going.  And now in April 2018 I have been given the amazing opportunity to travel to London and meet Samuel and run the London Marathon with him there cheering me on in person thanks to Cerebra as they have granted me a charity entry into the heavily sought-after London Marathon.  Together we can bring awareness and support for all of those that live with Autism.[/p][p]My buddy Samuel's little sister Phoebe is also a member of the IRun4 group and she has a a genetic condition called xp11.4 duplication.  She has a small hippocampus on the left side of the brain that is damaged and which they believe is causing her epilepsy.  She suffers from this along with autism, delayed speech and a hearing condition called hyperacusis.  She is currently being looked at to see if that part of her brain that is damaged can be removed to cure her epilepsy. So supporting a charity like Cerebra (Working wonders for children with brain conditions) is not only important for all children it is very near and dear to my "Family" (I/We have completely adopted each other as family)[/p][p]So thank you again for visiting my page, reading about my story and following me on this opportunity of a life time.  I am so thankful for IRun4, Cerebra, and the running community for they have given me so much in my life.  So with your help I hope to give some back with this fundraising effort.[/p][p]Love Samuel and Dustin![/p]

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Supporters

Apr 26, 2018

Kelly Borthwick

Well done Dustin! Such a fantastic cause. X

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2018

Lynn and Carol B

Congratulations, Dustin your UK support, Samuel and family! Have a safe trip home - can't wait to hear about your experience!

£30.00

Apr 19, 2018

Christine and Peter

Good luck Dustin ! From Samuels Nanna and Grandad

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2018

The Matthews May family

Good luck Dustin !

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 11, 2018

Delan and Michele Hellman

£20.00

Apr 5, 2018

Julia - IRUN4 Christopher

So excited for you to be meeting Samuel, it will be an extremely emotional moment. Enjoy running London, it's the best.

£20.00

Mar 30, 2018

Don IRun4Ryan

Sorry it took so long for me to donate! I tried with a card a month or so ago and it rejected. Have fun in London!

£30.00

Mar 29, 2018

Beth Hubinette

Give Phoebe a hug for me!

£30.00

Mar 28, 2018

Crystal Jahner

£20.00

Mar 22, 2018

DeAn

I’m so excited for you to meet your buddy! I look forward to hearing all about it! Enjoy the moment and all the hugs and smiles!