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250,000 sit ups for the wounded

Hi everyone, welcome to my charity page.

I am currently on deployment in Afghanistan ( as of June 22nd) and thought while I was here that it would be good to do something to stay in touch with people back home and raise some money for a charity that helps those of us that are fighting for our country in times of need.  As most of you know, I enjoy working out, it is also an important part of our job.  I have decided to do 250,000 sit ups while on deployment.  I will be posting updates on facebook and on this website as I hit certain marks.  I am trying to raise $3,000 but any more or less than that will be good.  In my eyes, every  bit helps.  I hope you can all help, and if you can't at least do me a favor and copy the link for this website and send it to some friends that you know can get the message out.  I had originally planned on doing a charity with Autism as well, but this one is far more important to me and its easier to donate to just one charity organization.  Thank you in advance for everyones support and for helping me with this.

Mar 15, 2013     I have returned to Germany 3 days ago and 250,000 sit ups later.  A 9 month deployment is over!  I have raised more money than I ever thought I would.  I would like to thank everyone for donating and for spreading the word.  I have chosen to have the money donated in the name of CPT Edward Klein, a fellow infantryman who lost both his legs and an arm in an IED explosion last October.  I have had the privilege of talking to his wife and feel that this is the best thing to do and hope that this will draw attention for a much needed soldier.  This page will close soon, but I just want to thank everyone for all of their help.

Jan 02, 2013       I would like to thank everyone for their contributions over the past 6 months of my deployment.  I never thought it my wildest dreams I would get anything in the ballpark of $7,500.  This is amazing.  I can't believe it.  I need to send another thank you out to all of the Lemke's back home.  All of them have pitched in and donated an amazing amount.  Thank you to all of you!  I am within eyesight of the goal.  I currently have done 245,300 sit ups.  I have less than 5,000.  I plan on finishing before the 15th of the month.  I will keep the website up and running until I leave country and head back to germany in late february/early march.  Again.  Thank you everyone for all of your help in making this happen.

November 28, 2012.....  I have had some amazing contributions the past few days.  I would like to thank Cleaver Brooks for donating $1,000 and also like to thank Ellen Atwater for her donation of $1,000 as well!  I originally set out to try to raise $3,000, and didn't think I would ever hit that goal.  I have double my goal.  I would like to keep gathering money if possible.  Any little bit helps.  I am currently sitting on 203,200 sit ups.  Less than 50,000 to go!!!!  Thank you again everyone for all of your help!

November 10, 2012.  I have completed a little over 165,000 sit ups.  I had to slow down and do crunches the past 2 weeks due to a meniscus and it band injury that has sidelined me from combat patrols but i will finish what i started!  less than 90,000 sit ups to go.  Thank you to all of you who have helped donate or spread the word.  I have watched fellow soldiers out here take enemy fire and get hurt enough to be sent back to Germany and out of the fight.  Guys are still getting hurt out here....... we need charities like this.  Please help me by either donating or spreading the word.

As of October 21, 2012 I have completed over 155,000 situps.  I really have gotten into a groove out here and realized that I have under 100,000 to go.  Our deployment is more than half way over and I have raised just under $3.900.  I have had a friend offer to donate $5,000 if I can hit my mark of $5,000 by December 31st, 2012.  I need $1,100 to do this!  I know that with everyone's help this will be possible.  We have suffered some casualties out here with injuries and I have seen first hand how a guy can quickly be out of the fight.  This charity helps me and my brothers if something bad happens.  I want to thank all of you that have helped with time and money.  You truly don't know how much it means to me :)


As of September 13, 2012 I have completed over 96,000 sit ups.  By the end of this week I will hit the 100,00 mark.  Deployment has been going well and we are 3 months in.  I am again blown away by all of the people that have donated, mostly because I know very few of you.  First, to my friends, you guys are awesome.  Thank you for the support.  To those of you I dont know..... i dont even know where to begin.  I would be nowhere near my second goal of $5,000 without your help.  You people are amazing and all I can do is thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Lets keep going with this.  $5,000 is a goal, not an end!  Thank you again to all.


As of July 15, 2012 I have completed 23,100 sit ups!  I am truly blessed by all of you that have donated.  Thank you so much!  Lets continue to spread the word and reach for $5,000.

As of July 26, 2012 I have completed 29,500 sit ups!  In the last few days donations have picked up and I have already exceeded my original goal of $3,000.  I now want to shoot for $5,000.  With the help of all of you, this is going to be possible!  I can't thank each of you individually, but I know that myself and my brothers over here and all around the world are greatful for any amount donated.  Thank you again!!!
Total Raised

$7,720.00

Funded: 100%
Donors
The Vivo Family
$25.00
1803 days ago
Debbie Russnogle
$50.00
1803 days ago
Jennifer D'Agostin
$25.00
1848 days ago
Mary McCluskey
$100.00
1848 days ago
Elizabeth L. McIntyre
$20.00
1869 days ago
Kathy Brojek
$70.00
1882 days ago
Patrick Lemke
$250.00
1886 days ago
Linda Onopchenko
$100.00
1895 days ago
Randy & Jennifer Geurts
$30.00
1895 days ago
Kris and Jim Natalizio
$50.00
1909 days ago
Ralph and Mary Lemke
$1,000.00
1914 days ago
Kathy Brojek
$1,000.00
1916 days ago
Dennis Hettinger
$1,000.00
1916 days ago
Kathy Brojek
$20.00
1923 days ago
Nancy McDonell
$25.00
1924 days ago
Sue MacKey
$50.00
1933 days ago
Chelsey LaBadie
$20.00
1949 days ago
Nancy McDonell
$25.00
1956 days ago
Harold Stancle
$25.00
1956 days ago
Dr. Robert & Carla Heiden
$25.00
1981 days ago
Chris & Christine Runnalls
$100.00
1982 days ago
Jenie Lundergan
$25.00
1991 days ago
Bruce Darnell
$10.00
1992 days ago
Lauren Friedman
$10.00
1992 days ago
Jean Panagis
$50.00
1993 days ago
Rita Hubrich
$50.00
1993 days ago
Hope Vaughan
$50.00
1993 days ago
Kathy Brojek
$50.00
1993 days ago
Lauren Andrews
$100.00
1994 days ago
Cathleen LoCicero
$25.00
1995 days ago
Eve Brothers
$25.00
1996 days ago
Thomas McDonell, II
$50.00
1996 days ago
Elizabeth L. McIntyre
$10.00
1996 days ago
Nancy McDonell
$25.00
2000 days ago
Shawn McLouth
$25.00
2001 days ago
Traci Gleason
$20.00
2015 days ago
Elizabeth L. McIntyre
$20.00
2028 days ago
Angela Aukofer-Parker
$40.00
2039 days ago
Mark & Maureen Himmel
$25.00
2039 days ago
Jim and Sara Winkelmann
$30.00
2040 days ago
Ryan Endries
$25.00
2040 days ago
Mary Stich
$25.00
2041 days ago
Charles Stollenwerk
$50.00
2041 days ago
Nick & Brittany Alexenko
$100.00
2042 days ago
Brian Swier
$25.00
2042 days ago
CJ Bown
$100.00
2042 days ago
Rachel Rotter
$20.00
2046 days ago
Lu Coryn
$25.00
2046 days ago
WSMT (WI School of Massage Therapy)
$40.00
2053 days ago
Kathy Brojek
$40.00
2053 days ago
August Vaughan
$20.00
2053 days ago
Mike Soresi
$50.00
2054 days ago
Hope Vaughan
$50.00
2054 days ago
Bob Peters
$50.00
2055 days ago
Karen Cappello
$30.00
2055 days ago
Sarah Zomboracz
$20.00
2055 days ago
Jim Harris
$100.00
2055 days ago
Sharon & Brian Sauriol
$50.00
2055 days ago
Sarah Anderson
$50.00
2057 days ago
Carrie & Michelle Lockstaedt & Misiora
$100.00
2058 days ago
Kathy Brojek
$10.00
2063 days ago
Paul and Mary Brojek
$50.00
2064 days ago
Marcia Finn
$50.00
2065 days ago
Cassie Rodriguez
$100.00
2065 days ago
Luann Woodhouse
$25.00
2066 days ago
Crystal Climer
$50.00
2067 days ago
Kathie Kroening
$100.00
2068 days ago
Heather Wagenbach
$25.00
2068 days ago
Katrina Schindler
$25.00
2068 days ago
Elizabeth L. McIntyre
$35.00
2068 days ago
Rachel Rotter
$25.00
2068 days ago
Jesse Baker
$25.00
2069 days ago
Kevin Klotz
$50.00
2069 days ago
Kathy Brojek
$45.00
2069 days ago
Dee Dee Hoezee
$100.00
2070 days ago
Kathy Brojek
$5.00
2072 days ago
Katie Jenio
$50.00
2072 days ago
Angie Bearden
$50.00
2073 days ago
Kathy Nyman
$25.00
2073 days ago
Karin and Bill Smith
$30.00
2074 days ago
Thomas Gabriel
$25.00
2074 days ago
Shayna Barreca
$25.00
2074 days ago
Elizabeth de Kanter
$25.00
2074 days ago
Jeanette Anderson
$25.00
2074 days ago
Wendy Richardson
$50.00
2076 days ago
Donna Chapman
$50.00
2076 days ago
Sue Farrow
$25.00
2077 days ago
Erica Dobreff
$50.00
2077 days ago
Kimberly Miller
$50.00
2077 days ago
Deborah Lutz
$25.00
2077 days ago
Tom & Marilyn McDonell
$50.00
2078 days ago
Marcia McDonell
$250.00
2078 days ago
Harold Stancle
$50.00
2078 days ago
Amy Antimucci
$25.00
2078 days ago
DAWN & JACK MAHONEY
$30.00
2078 days ago
Jenny Bisswurm
$25.00
2079 days ago
Kelli Pennington
$50.00
2079 days ago
Nancy McDonell
$25.00
2080 days ago
Susan Berlin
$25.00
2080 days ago
Maria Cecchini
$30.00
2080 days ago
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Matthew McDonell

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From:6/23/2012
To:3/22/2013