Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. As you probably know our family has dealt with autism for many years. Zachary, our oldest son, is on the spectrum. In addition, we have met hundreds of families who also deal with the challenges of autism through school, Special Olympics, Special Hockey, and other activities in which both of our boys, Holden and Zachary, participate. Autism challenges our family and so many others in countless ways. Autism means having to endure stares from strangers when your child doesn't behave in public. Autism can mean no birthday party invites, no sleepovers, no prom, no first driving lessons, no visiting campuses in preparation for college--none of the things so many people take for granted when raising a child.
I'm asking you to help me raise money for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). OAR is unique in its focus on applied research; that is, research with a high probability of producing tangible and practical benefits to families dealing with the challenges of autism. I have a once in a lifetime opportunity in 2017 to run both the Boston and London marathon in the same week. Running in the London marathon gives me the chance to combine my love of running with my desire to support families like mine.
Please consider making a small donation to my fundraising effort. I am sincerely thankful for any support you can provide.
With kindest regards,
|Louis Huzella||02/02/2017||$50.00||Good luck Tom, best wishes for you and your family||Haylee and Carl Shaia||01/21/2017||$100.00||A tough personal challenge for a very worthy cause. Good luck Tom.||Christine Ault||12/31/2016||$50.00||So excited for you Tom! How cool that you can run in two countries back to back like this. And congratulations on exceeding your goal for such an important and personal cause. We'll be rooting you on! Christine||Duane Belote||12/29/2016||$100.00||You will do your best as always! Your athleticism and focused effort are definitely inspiring. Thanks for raising funds for autism research.||Ed & Julie Molchany||12/27/2016||$100.00||Good luck Tom!||Michele Hintz||12/27/2016||$100.00||Way to go Tom! Best of luck with both events and THANK YOU for doing this!||Stacey Ferguson||12/21/2016||$100.00||Good luck Tom! You crazy running fool! Merry Christmas too!||Kevin Wright||12/21/2016||$100.00||Happy to support a great cause like this and applaud your chosen method of fundraising! Go get it Tom, will be a crazy week :)||Cary & Shelley Honnold||12/19/2016||$500.00||Best wishes, Tom.||Scott and Carol Gamble||12/19/2016||$200.00||Looking forward to hearing how the runs go for you!||Rick Vanden Heuvel||12/19/2016||$100.00||Go get 'em Tom!!||Ken Dwyer||12/19/2016||$50.00||Cathy Gaydos||12/19/2016||$30.00||Good luck Tom!||Andrew Howe||12/19/2016||$50.00||Jeffrey Eggers||12/19/2016||$100.00||Great cause.||Christina & John Hottendorf||12/19/2016||$100.00||Hi Tom, from Christina and John. Really appreciate your efforts to raise autism awareness. Best of luck in London.||Heidi Staub||12/19/2016||$50.00||Amy Hastings||12/19/2016||$50.00||Good luck||Kenny Hoeschen||12/19/2016||$50.00||Kevin Cahill||12/19/2016||$100.00||Go Dr. Steinbach!||Rich Wood||12/17/2016||$100.00||Only valid if you follow up the run with a pint!||Mark Yost||12/17/2016||$50.00||Thanks for doing this!||Todd and Pam Johnson||12/16/2016||$50.00||For Zachary and Bryce and all their special friends. Best of luck to you! Lace'em up and step off.||Douglas Beach||12/16/2016||$100.00||Good luck with your donation goal and the marathon, Tom.||Michelle Thompson||12/15/2016||$50.00||Good luck!||Anonymous Friend||12/14/2016||$100.00||Best wishes! Don't get lost while out running the path!||Perry Christiansen||12/14/2016||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||12/14/2016||$15.00||Christine Ege||12/13/2016||$100.00||Thank you, Tom, for running for a good cause. We've learned enough to help my child to obtain a diagnosis, which is better than what was offered to generations of the past. However, we still don't know how to communicate with these kids, help them be comfortable in the world, or integrate them into society as productive adults. We need more. Thank you!!||Arthur MacLarty||12/12/2016||$100.00||John & Julie Lemmon||12/12/2016||$100.00||Good luck!||Chris & Liz Quigley||12/12/2016||$100.00||Good luck with the race and happy to be involved in such a great cause!||Song Gotiangco||12/12/2016||$50.00||GO Tom! Good luck in Boston and London!||Stephen Guse||12/12/2016||$50.00||Good Luck buddy!||Richard Keys||12/11/2016||$100.00||Tom Larsen||12/10/2016||$150.00||Good luck Tom on your ambitious goal for a worthy charity.||Jason Davidson||12/09/2016||$52.40||See you in Boston Tom!||Anonymous Friend||12/09/2016||$50.00||Rick SANFORD||12/09/2016||$50.00||Better your legs than mine, my friend. Cheers...||Mark&Leslie Doll||12/09/2016||$75.00||John Malfitano||12/09/2016||$100.00||Go get 'me, Tom.||Alfred Pacifico||12/07/2016||$100.00||Best of luck on both! No coming up lame this time;-)||Shannon Lacy||12/07/2016||$100.00||This is awesome! Good luck!||Dick & Ellie Kilbourne||12/07/2016||$75.00||May your run be as rewarding for you as the funds raised are for OAR.||Dina DelRaso||12/07/2016||$25.00||Patrick Shagena||12/07/2016||$50.00||Hope you blow away your goals, both physically, and financially!! Have fun!!||Jennifer Chapman||12/06/2016||$100.00||Two marathons in one week - wow! Best of luck, Tom!||James & Danielle Biller||12/06/2016||$50.00||Dannenberg Family||12/06/2016||$100.00||God Bless you all. We miss being neighbors to your awesome family We especially miss Zach's visits and his help shoveling snow!!||Vern and Gail Huber||12/06/2016||$100.00||Thanks for asking.||Richard Weathers||12/06/2016||$100.00||Just because my good friend and one of the best people I know, Tom Steinbach, asked me.||Ryan Kula||12/06/2016||$100.00||Matt Tavares||12/04/2016||$25.00||Go get 'em Tom!||John Cullen||12/03/2016||$75.00||Two marathons in one week! That is determination and commitment.....and questionable judgement.||Kristin Kilbourne||12/02/2016||$30.00||Happy to support this great effort - both for OAR and for you!||Colleen O'Neill||12/02/2016||$150.00||Good luck! Love, Mom and Colleen||Stephanie Dudra||12/02/2016||$20.00||Go Tom! As you know this is a great cause that also effects our lives as well.||Bridget Lewis||12/02/2016||$50.00||Best of luck Tom!||Paul Strand||12/01/2016||$100.00||Terrell Blanchard||12/01/2016||$100.00||Give 'em hell, Tom!||Elena Steinke||12/01/2016||$25.00||This donation is straight from the Steinke Kids, who are very proud of you for doing this!||Alex Constan||11/30/2016||$250.00||Tom, thanks for doing this and best of luck that week! Autism research is very important to our family as well. Run fast and be safe. Alex||Conrad Brooks||11/30/2016||$50.00||Good luck Amigo!||Gary Green||11/30/2016||$50.00||Margarete Hulett||11/30/2016||$100.00||Best wishes on your fund raising effort and London Marathon in 2017!||Laura Cortina||11/30/2016||$40.00||Good luck Tom!!||Cathy Gaydos||11/29/2016||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||11/29/2016||$25.00||Go Tom||Gary Coleman||11/29/2016||$20.00||Good luck, Tom! This is a great thing you're doing!||Henry Tragle||11/29/2016||$100.00||Good luck Tom!! Christina and I will be thinking of you that day!||Michele Steinbach||11/28/2016||$100.00||To get you started. . .|