NYC Marathon '17 To Ironman Lake Placid '18 - #OneinaWilliam
Organization for Autism Research
NYC Marathon '17 To Ironman Lake Placid '18 - #OneinaWilliam
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My mission for the next 10 months is to raise awareness, acceptance and funds for those whose lives and families are directly impacted by autism.

I have teamed up with the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Run For Autism in honor of my son, William Jack Isola. I chose OAR because of their focus on using research to help identify ways to improve the everyday lives of those impacted by autism.

I am kicking off my mission this month, leading up to my first race, the New York City Marathon, on November 5, 2017, and will conclude this journey on July 22, 2018, when I complete Ironman Lake Placid. These two races will cover a total of 166.8 miles and my goal is to raise $50 per-mile.

One in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Though autism presents challenges throughout life, it is not what defines them. I hope you will join me in celebrating these amazing kids by sharing your personal stories and special moments as a way to help increase awareness, understanding, and acceptance of those living with autism. Our kids are not just 1 in 68, they are One-of-a-kind, and mine is one in a William. I hope you will share how yours are #OneinaWilliam too!


Sharing Thoughts of One-of-a-Kind Kids

William is a kind, funny and joyful 12 year old boy who loves many sports, but baseball and hockey are his passion. If you need to find out who won the game last night, ask William. If you need to know when the next game is; ask William. If, for some reason, you need to know who won the 2002 World Series and who lost; ask William.

William also loves music. He prefers the classics, like the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, and Earth, Wind & Fire, to name a few. He will listen to Latin music, Gospel, references the different decades and genres of music, and can occasionally be found relaxing to some old standards while flipping through a book in his room.

He loves people. If you make a connection with William he will keep that connection and tie that to you forever. Just ask the person who has to quote Jack Bucks call of Kirk Gibson’s home run in the 1988 World Series, or the person he shakes his fist at each time he sees them as he runs to give them a hug.

William doesn’t like bugs, likes to have “the usual” for breakfast, is fantastic with directions, decompresses in his room with a radio when he comes home from school, admires the sunset, loves to dance, is anxious around dogs, despises tags on his shirts, is a popcorn junkie, and has as genuine of a heart as you will find. These are just a few examples of what makes William who he is. William has autism, but it is not what defines him. There is so much more that makes him… #OneinaWilliam

ABOUT 2018 DIY Athletic Events
Name Date Amount Comments
Anonymous Friend 12/19/2017 $40.00  
Glenn Miller 12/01/2017 $500.00  
Joe & Melinda Lamantia 11/17/2017 $500.00 Our love and support always!! #Oneinawilliam
Amelia Barnes 11/10/2017 $25.00  
Ana Luna 11/09/2017 $100.00 Wishing you tons of success (and some icy baths)!
Denise Anderson 11/08/2017 $50.00 Best of luck with your training and races! Love, Denise, Kevin and Kevin Charles
Frank&Tonja Isola 11/05/2017 $100.00 Go William!
Kristie Postorino 11/05/2017 $50.00  
Melanie Ferguson 11/04/2017 $50.00 Great cause, Bill. Good luck!
Lee Verrone 11/03/2017 $25.00 Great work Bill, good luck with the races, #OneinaWilliam
Joyce and Jerry Schwartz 11/03/2017 $25.00 Where there is love there is hope. Wonderful message
Lindsay Bratun 11/03/2017 $15.00 To support the kiddo who I love so much!!!! #OneinaWilliam
Anonymous Friend 11/02/2017 $300.00 #oneinawilliam #inspiration
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program 10/31/2017 $250.00  
Marie Marino 10/30/2017 $25.00 What an awesome cause and I'm honored to contribute! GOOD LUCK!!!!!
Jane Roberts 10/30/2017 $100.00 Go Bill!
Melanie & Jared Hay 10/30/2017 $50.00 Best of luck to you!!
Tricia Taylor 10/30/2017 $50.00  
Jennifer Kovac 10/30/2017 $25.00  
Jason Bieber 10/28/2017 $100.00  
Laura Crank 10/26/2017 $50.00 Best Wishes and Good Luck!
Jessica Wills 10/26/2017 $100.00 Good Luck!
Lynn Sperapani 10/26/2017 $100.00 Good luck, Billy. Great cause.
Isabelle Sperapani 10/26/2017 $100.00 All the Best, Billy!
Judi Hay 10/25/2017 $50.00  
Christine Wilbanks 10/25/2017 $100.00 Best of Luck!
Barbara Sobel 10/25/2017 $250.00 So proud of you William. When I see the love you have for your children and your relationship with William, I know all will be okay
Ann-Marie Goforth 10/25/2017 $30.00  
Mary and Al Barnett 10/25/2017 $50.00  
Lisa Schumacher 10/25/2017 $25.00 I am awed by the lengths you go to support the causes (and people) in your life.
Anthony & Diana Amato 10/25/2017 $100.00 Well done William. Good luck
Stephen Niven 10/24/2017 $100.00 All the best Billy as you prepare to test your considerable resolve in taking on the NYC Marathon and the Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon. You could not have chosen a more worthy cause!
Gloria Avillar 10/24/2017 $100.00 Good luck, Billy!!
Peter Morabito 10/23/2017 $100.00 Good Luck Cool William. Love, Peter, Edith, Nicholas, and Adrianna.
The Steuarts 10/23/2017 $100.00 GO BILL! #oneinawilliam
Almus Thorp 10/23/2017 $25.00 Go get ‘em.
Andrew Engel 10/23/2017 $100.00 Run Bill run.
Melissa Madden 10/20/2017 $50.00  
Feri Naseh 10/20/2017 $100.00 We support William 100%.
Melissa Sotudeh 10/20/2017 $50.00 Go William!
Paola Cobb 10/19/2017 $25.00 I can't believe William is 12, he looks so big .I love what you have shared about his personality. He is wonderful!
Martine Wauters 10/19/2017 $50.00 Good luck to both Williams!
Suzanne Gagan 10/18/2017 $100.00 Best wishes for this wonderful endeavor!
Francois Moreau 10/18/2017 $1,000.00 Good luck Coach Great Cause the Moreau Family
Ann Wagnblas 10/18/2017 $50.00  
Rob Hughes 10/18/2017 $500.00 Great cause and best of luck
Deb Levy 10/18/2017 $100.00 Best of luck to you with your races. William is amazing and it sounds like he can do anything - just like his parents and sister
Anonymous Friend 10/17/2017 $1,000.00 William is a great kid. What a great way to honor him. You and Meredith are amazing parents.
Mike and Viv Carrano 10/17/2017 $500.00 Great cause Bill and best of luck with marathon and ironman!!
Anonymous Friend 10/17/2017 $500.00 Run like the wind!
Kathryn Fulton 10/17/2017 $250.00 We are delighted to support the Isola Family and One in William! The Kyle Family
Kathryn Stewart 10/17/2017 $500.00 GO BILL! Great Cause. Good luck! Keep us posted. Kathryn and Rob Stewart
Pat Dieli 10/16/2017 $25.00 Good luck William! I have been working with children with ASD for years and loving it!
Bill and Carolyn Montrose 10/16/2017 $300.00 Great cause! Good luck with the races, Bill!
Rachael McMillan 10/16/2017 $50.00 Very happy to support you Bill.
Caroline, Kathy & Frank Moore 10/16/2017 $200.00 #OneinaWilliam!
Peter Kaminskas 10/15/2017 $50.00 #OneinaWilliam
Jeanmarie Mulholland 10/15/2017 $100.00 We love you both!! Good luck.
Jim Golden 10/14/2017 $100.00 Great cause! Good luck Bill!!
Ande & Tom McCally 10/13/2017 $300.00 So honored to be included and happy to do whatever we can to get the word out! -Ande & Tom
Joyce Jones 10/13/2017 $50.00 The most worthwhile of all causes are the one's a parent takes on for a child. <3 <3 <3 Go Bill, Goooooo!
Steve Seidel 10/12/2017 $200.00 Thanks for all you do in early morning hours and throughout the day.
Samira Woodings 10/10/2017 $100.00 Super proud and honored to support this amazing cause. Thanks Bill. XXOO
Anonymous Friend 10/09/2017 $50.00 Good luck with the fundraising snd race. Regards, Howard
Barbara Sarfaty 10/09/2017 $50.00 All the best to the Isola family.
John Pernice 10/09/2017 $100.00 william and I have developed wonderful relationship. hes got heart among his other qualities.He is a sweet boy.
Lisa Fox 10/09/2017 $25.00 You are an amazing dad and role model to Little William!!
Ray & Dana Cruz 10/09/2017 $100.00  
Beth Salcedo 10/08/2017 $200.00  
Molly McCarthy 10/08/2017 $250.00 Best wishes to you! Love from Molly and the Boys (and Churro!)
Laurie Edberg 10/08/2017 $100.00  
Sandy LoPiccolo 10/03/2017 $50.00 So proud to support my dear friend Meri for her #ONEINAWILLIAM campaign! My donation is in honor of William and all of the amazing kids out there, including my daughter, Maddie, who has developmental disabilities.
  Total $11,035.00