Leif Stamperdahl Bar Mitzvah Project: Seizure-Response-Dog Scholarship Fund

$1,618   raised
GOAL: $2,000

49 days to go

27

 Donors

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This is my Bar Mitzvah Project.

I chose it because when I was 7 and a half, we found out that I had epilepsy. One of the things my family did to help me cope was to get me a dog. Having my dog, Sasha, to cuddle and take care of has helped me a lot.

Some people with epilepsy have a dog that is specially trained to help them if they have a seizure. These dogs can be trained to protect the person’s head, get an adult, help the person stand up or dial 911 on a special phone. Some dogs can even warn the person that they are about to have a seizure.

Seizure dogs can cost up to $40,000 to raise and train. Different organization require families to pay for a part or all of this cost.

For my bar mitzvah project, I decided to raise money to help a child purchase a seizure dog.  You are all invited to join me so I can reach my goal of $2,000. I am partnering with the Northern California Epilepsy Foundation. They will handle the money and help me vet the recipient(s).

Support this cause and make a difference

Your donation is tax deductible!

All donations to this charitable cause are collected by Jewcer, and donations exceeding the fair-market value of goods/services received are qualified under Section 501(c)(3) as tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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2020-11-28
Louise & Joseph Anetrella
$30
2020-11-24
Lisa & Danny Meline
$180
"Mazel Tov Leif, what a fantastic organization you chose for your mitzvah project"
2020-11-24
Anonymous donor
$36
2020-11-23
David and Dana Meline
"Mazel Tov to Leif on his Bar Mitzvah and for choosing this meaningful Mitzvah project!"
2020-11-23
Barry and Wendy Snyder
$72
2020-11-23
Aliza Shapiro
"Mazel Tov!!"
2020-11-23
Anonymous donor
"Leif--so proud of you!.Love forever!"
2020-11-23
Katler Fink Family
$36
"Mazal Tov Leif and family!"
2020-11-23
Anonymous donor
2020-11-22
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2020-11-21
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2020-11-21
Brian Jacobson
$18
"Mazel Tov!"
2020-11-21
Anonymous donor
$36
2020-11-21
Anonymous donor
2020-11-21
Naama Rue
$36
2020-11-20
Dana Schneiderman
"Happy to support this organization in honor of Leif!"
2020-11-20
Grammy Omi and Saba Bob
$180
"Leif , we are so very proud of you."
2020-11-20
Anonymous donor
$54
"Honoring Leif but also Sasha and some other well loved pitties."
2020-11-20
Betty and Thom Seaton
$72
"Mazal Tov & Gratulerer on a wonderful Bar Mitzvah and for selecting such a worthwhile charity!"
2020-11-20
Anonymous donor
2020-11-20
Anonymous donor
2020-11-20
Faith Meltzer
$36
"Mazel tov!"
2020-11-20
Satya Levine
$18
"Mazal tov, Leif! What a great project."
2020-11-19
The Levy Family
"What a worthy cause! Kol Ha'Kavod and good luck!"
2020-11-19
Nurith Kurn
"In honor of Leif on the joyous occasion of his Bar Mitzvah."
2020-11-18
Anonymous donor
$72
"Dear Leif, what a meaningful and wonderful Mitzvah Project! Kol Hakavod. Hugs, Great Aunt Audrey & Great Uncle Sam"
2020-11-18
Anonymous donor
$108
"Gratulerer Leif. Good luck with the fundraiser! Love Mom and Dad!"

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Education & Youth | Health & Wellness | People in Need

Leif Stamperdahl Bar Mitzvah Project: Seizure-Response-Dog Scholarship Fund

$1,618   raised
GOAL: $2,000

49 days to go

27

 Donors

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Campaign by
Leif Stamperdahl with help from the National Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California
CA, USA

I am a 13 year old boy who just had a bar mitzvah. I have epilepsy. For my mitzvah project, I want to raise money to help a child with epilepsy get a seizure response dog.

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