Donate Now

My goal is to raise $5000 for the Hyperemesis Education & Research Foundation through my participation in the 2013 Lake Placid Ironman.

Any donation you can afford is greatly appreciated. You may donate any amount you like or you may like to consider some of the following amounts that are symbolic of what I would like to achieve:

  • $12: about a dollar for every hour it will (hopefully) take me
  • $45: $15 for each leg
  • $140.60: a dollar for every mile of the race
  • $240: about 2 cents for every calorie I’ll burn

I had originally set up a site with a charity registry with JustGive, but then I realized the registry would be charging separate fees in addition to taking 5% of all donations and I would rather the money went directly to the charity. As such, if you are able to make a donation I would ask you to do so directly to the charity (it’s tax deductable) and post on here the amount you have contributed (or email me). That way I can keep a tally of how close to the target we are.

To Donate Now, please follow this link:

Donate to H.E.R. Foundation

If you aren’t able to donate there’s still a lot you can do! Raising awareness is one of the most important things that can be done for HG, so please read up on the condition and tell someone about it.

  1. Just got things started with $240, so now it’s only $4760 left to raise. Thanks for your support!

  2. Frank and I have donated 100$. Anything to support hyperemesis. Can’t wait to see baby Benjamin.

    • Thanks so much Ally! I know your donation will go a long way towards research, so hopefully future mothers won’t have to go through the ordeals you experienced.

  3. 50 USD from the Dartmoor Lane Rowe clan. Keep making us proud Grant.

  4. Just read Brynn’s experience with HG. I was her so long ago. I chose the exit,twice. There is not a day I dont regret what I did. Believe it or not I didn’t even know this was a medical condition. All I could ever tell anyone is that I was very,very sick. day and night,everyday. Then you get that look or hear “every women goes thru some type of morning sickness” The first time I thought,there is something wrong,do you want to die because of a unwanted pregnancy? I had a boyfriend at the time who was cheating on me and got another girl pregnant too. At the same time. So, I thought this was best for everyone around. I only thought of the baby as a fetus that was going to die with me anyway.The next day after the abortion I felt like a new girl(i was only seventeen at the time). I ate a bowl of spaghetti o’s and my body rejoiced.

    The second time I knew there was something wrong with me. I was different than all these other women I knew or didn’t know. I would be sick again every hour,minute,half second. I wouldn’t be able to smile and tell people I was pregnant. I wouldn’t be showing off my baby bump. I wouldn’t look at cute little clothes or think about names.I would have to quit my job. People will think i”m a drama queen or just pathetic. I was different. I had another abortion and vowed to never get pregnant again. I would be childless.

    Well, I am childless. I went thru early menopause and had a huge fibroid that infiltrated the lining of my uterus surgically removed. I pray to God everyday to forgive me for what I did. That I understood why he punished me for having those abortions. I didn’t even know about this condition until today. I didn’t even know that there was even one let alone thousands of other women who felt and went thru the very same thing I went thru. Hopefully they didn’t or will not choose the exit. Maybe they will read or hear of HG and know they are not alone.If I had it to do over I would of kept myself first of all until I found the one who was going to be a real father to my baby and support me thru that nightmarish time. Second,I would of been more serious about birth control. Third, I would of weathered it out and kept my baby.

    Grant, I hope my donation of $50.00 helps and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you are doing. I plan on donating as much as i’m allowed being that HER is so personable to me. And bring about more awareness of this condition so others can donate.
    Please thank Brynn for sharing her story. It changed my life today-Stephanie

    • Stephanie, thank you so much for your donation and for sharing your story. I cannot imagine the trauma you’ve endured in your life because of HG, but please take comfort in knowing that your case is not unique. There is actually a forum on the HelpHER website dedicated to women like yourself who have lost children through HG, which can be found at http://www.helpher.org/forum3/viewforum.php?f=20&sid=52b2aa4d59df346a2b0068236b186362

      I do not believe that the suffering you have been through is punishment for any decisions you have made. HG inflicts pain and suffering on women for no justifiable reason and I don’t think you can be judged for anything you have done under such circumstances. Sadly, hundreds of women find themselves in your situation every year, which is why its so important we raise awareness of the condition.

  5. $100 from Janet and Jared. Great to see you being such a stellar ambassador for an excellent cause. Keep up the good work!

  6. A $100 donation was made a couple of weeks ago bringing the total to $640 so far

  7. Another donation just came in for $250, bringing the total to $890!

  8. Tess & Sean Quick

    USD 50 from the West Wyalong Quicks. Go Grantus, eye of the Tiger!

  9. Wishing you the very best Grant, in this Ironman. You’ve trained hard; but more importantly you’ve dedicated yourself to Brynn and Benjamin and for that we are very proud and grateful for you. We’ve just contributed $250.00, and that will be matched by Dell, Inc. for a total of $500.00 to HER. Thanks for your dedication and support of Brynn and Ben! Run fast, swim smoothly, and bike hard, but mostly have fun and stay safe. Love, Mike and Lori.

  10. So proud of you and your fundraising for HER!

  11. Total so far is $1490! Still not too late though if you would like to donate to the HER Foundation!

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