CareRunners


Maureen 


Maureen is a mom, teacher, sister, daughter, friend and neighbor who is easily loved by all. She has a very outgoing personality and a huge, caring heart. In March 2006, Maureen was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Her prognosis was very poor. She fiercely battled the disease, enduring months of chemo and multiple hospitalizations. In March 2008 Maureen received a 2nd successful stem cell transplant. Now, in 2010, Maureen is back to being the bright, sunny person we all love and appreciate, and is conquering the myeloma!



 

 

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Sal Princiotta

 

Sal was an FDNY firefighter assigned to Ladder 9 in Manhattan. He was involved in the rescue and recovery efforts on 9/11/01. Sal's uncle, the legendary Chief Ray Downey, was one of the firefighters lost as a result of the terrorist attacks that day.

In November 2001 Sal participated in a cross-country bicycle ride with fellow firefighters to thank America for their support during the 9/11 crisis. Due to lung problems developed as a result of his work at Ground Zero, Sal moved to Phoenix, AZ. In May 2007, Sal was found murdered in his Arizona home. Police determined that he was killed by a man during an attempted robbery.

 

 

 

 

 

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Morgan Harrington

A letter from Morgan's parents:

The world has lost its best hugger. The incomparable Morgan Dana Harrington was torn from us on October 17, 2009.

Morgan, age 20, was a shiny, loving, beautiful original. She was very much loved by her family, her friends, and her community, which has now expanded to include much of the world. We cherish the time we had with Morgan and are grateful for the breadth and variety of experiences we were able to share in her tragically abbreviated life.

Morgan was born on July 24, 1989 in Charlottesville, Virginia and killed there in October 2009. She was an avid music fan, a champion of children’s rights, and planned a career in education.

We are grief stricken by her death but also lifted by the knowledge that Morgan Dana Harrington was precious to so many and will not be forgotten. She mattered, to us all.

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Dan, Gil & Alex Harrington

Morgan in the summer of 2000 as a camper at Camp Roanoke

 

 

 

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Judy & Roger 

 

In 1993, Judy was diagnosed with leukemia. She went into remission for years. However, in August 2004, Judy was told her leukemia was back. She battled the blood cancer for a year. In August 2005, Judy found that her son, Roger was diagnosed with lymphoma. For two months, Judy's husband/Roger's dad drove both patients to treatments and doctors appointments. The leukemia claimed Judy's life on November 5th, 2005. The family said goodbye to Judy but continued to rally behind Roger as he battled his disease. Roger received successful treatments and is currently in remission.

 

 

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Kara 

 

Kara was a bright, beautiful young woman with a passion for music and children. In the early 1990s, Kara was sexually assaulted while on vacation with her family. As a result of the attack, Kara contracted HIV. Though she battled the infection bravely for many years, she lost her battle against AIDS in July 2009. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, students, coworkers, and the thousands of lives she touched in her 32 years on Earth.

 

Several members of CareRunners are running in Kara's memory to benefit Camp Laurel in California. Please visit Camp Laurel's website for more information on their great programs. You will find the link to the website under LINKS on the menu above.

 

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