CNY Martial Arts "FLASH MOB"

My name is Nikki Bronner and I am a Cancer survivor!! I was diagnosed in 1990 at the age of 16 with Hodgkins Disease !!! I am also a receiver of a Wish from Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York.
 
My story is very long, so I will be short. Many pages are needed to get thru it, so let me put it as simple as possible.
 
My first round of treatment went for a little over a year with High Dose Chemotherapy. I reached remission, received a Wish and the next 4-1/2 years of my life was looking better and better.
 
However, in1995, I was diagnosed again. At this point I received more High Dose Chemotherapy and then received an Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant thru Upstate Hospital in Syracuse. I managed to "WIN" another battle. Not an easy fight, but I made it.
 
The next 4-1/2 years, yes, things were getting better, so I thought. Then it hit again in 2000. At this point my options were less and I had alot of decisions to make. After research, I chose to opt-out of a donor transplant. My sister was a match, but the fear of "not making it", steered me in another direction. I started High Dose Chemotherapy again and took a second chance, with another Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant. It seemed the best answer.
 
I did receive another remission and I was again hoping that I "WON" the battle. Unfortunately, in 2001, only a few months after the news of remission, I relapsed again. Options were slimmer, and this time, some radiation therapy was the road I had to take.
 
As of today, I have remained in remission and I still hope I "WON" this battle for good. The price I pay for all the treatment is high. My health is not what a typical 37 year old should be, but I can say, I have no complaints. I must accept this and embrace the good and bad. I stay positive and keep pushing forward, no matter what.
 
I am now organizing the CNY Martial Arts "FLASH MOB" . I hope to raise enough money to grant the Wish of a child who needs to smile while battling thru a rough time, just as I have. It is an opportunity for me to give back. The Martial Arts has been in my life and family for 30 years. The Martial Arts community is an exceptional group of people and I believe that together we can make this happen.
 
I am hoping my friends, my Martial Arts peers, my family, and their families will help me make this happen !!!! Every little bit helps !!! Let's make a child smile this holiday season. 
 
Please help me reach the $6000.00 goal and join us:
Sunday, November 27th at 1pm - Carousel Center Mall
All Martial Arts schools, families and friends are invited. Kids and Adults. 
 
Like the official Facebook page, get all the information, watch the videos, learn the routine, participate, or just donate and join us to watch our show. Scheduled practices will be announced on the page and I am also available to teach at your school. Woo Hoo :) Let's GO :)
 
Thank you so much for your support !!!  

Help Me Reach My Goal

So far I've raised $8,139.00.

Honor Roll

Dave Brubaker

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$25.00

Joy Orzel

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$50.00

Nikki - you are an inspiration to keep on fighting!!

Carolyn Mullen

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$100.00

Good luck Nikki!!

Scott Miller

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$50.00

In Memory of Phyllis Miller

Deidre McCombie

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$50.00

Lynn Relyea

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$25.00

Gina Tatum

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$25.00

You're truly an inspiration, Nikki!

Jamey Overtoom

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$30.00

Brady Overtoom

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$30.00

Mathew Pettit

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$50.00

Marc Weiss

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$180.00

Kristen Orlando

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$50.00

Lorianne Quig

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$25.00

you are an inspiration! Giving back is the best gift anyone can give!

Kevin Nason

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$100.00

Hay Nikki, Love ya and this is a great thing to do to give back to the people that helped you out. Your a inspiration to everyone.

Anonymous

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$40.00

linda wolfe

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$100.00

Craig wolfe

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$40.00

Margaret Mullen

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$100.00

Ken and Marcia Barber

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$25.00

Michelle & Lloyd Knevelbaard

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$100.00

You are an inspiration Nikki!!!

Mary Fran Yafchak

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$15.00

Ambit Energy

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$1,000.00

You are an inspiration to all of us!

Tracie Boynton

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$50.00

Marcie Crysler

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$30.00

Patricia Rozonkiewiecz

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$25.00

Ashea Mills

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$30.00

In honor of Tom Sheridan

Mike and Marcia Mein

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$50.00

You certainly are an inspiration Nikki! Good luck from the Mein Family

kimberly Mulholland-Pyke

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$20.00

Nikki you ARE a fighter & survivor!!! I'm rooting for you & your goal! Your story really touched my heart! Best wishes to you!!! (Kimberly Mulholland-Pyke)

ROSEANN BRONNER

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$25.00

Anthony Corallo

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$25.00

Nancy & Tim Marshall

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$25.00

Keep on "winning" Nikki!!

Kevin Seaman

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$25.00

Best Of Success. Keep that Winning Mind Set!

Tara Alley

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$25.00

You rock, Nikki!

Sharon Albanese

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$25.00

Hi Nikki, I went to school with your dad. good luck with the fundraiser and praise to you for paying it forward.

Christine Elsey

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$25.00

Good luck Nikki!! What your doing is awesome.

Kristi Johnson

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$30.00

God bless...

Anonymous

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$50.00

Our prayers are with you and your family, you are an inspriation to others.

Kristen Farmer

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$20.00

Sarah Kennedy

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$50.00

Good luck!

Tammie Miller

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$25.00

You are amazing! Good luck reaching your goal!

Alec and Jodi Neider

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$25.00

joyanne kraebel

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$20.00

Anonymous

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$50.00

Nikki - You are amazing! A very special event from a very special person. Love, Desmond Family

Miriam and Paul Garrow

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$25.00

Good luck Nikki!

Jacqueline Pickard

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$25.00

Rich and Jean Hoag

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$25.00

We know so many people who have been touched by this disease and I can only hope and pray for a cure!

William Burns

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$250.00

Best of Luck from the Burns Family

Donald Jacuk

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$50.00

Life is not easy but We are very proud of what you are doing for the cause . Love, Kathy and Don Jacuk

Chuck VanCamp

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$100.00

Good luck Nikki reaching your goal !

Anthony DeSimone

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$20.00

Good Luck Niki!! Your fighting Tiger! Tony D

gail tarolli

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$10.00

Michelle Gardner

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$30.00

Good luck Nikki!!!!

Mary Hallman

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$10.00

My brother had Hodgkins Disease at the age of 15, and many other related illnesses since then. God bless Nikki in her struggles, and God bless all people who suffer from cancer. Thanks for your hard work, Danny!!!

Christine Brubaker

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$50.00

I think about you often and hope all is well. You are terrific for wanting to help others!!! Love the Bru's

Derek Loomis

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$50.00

Keep up the great work

Vicki Gillen

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$50.00

Good luck reaching your goal!

Traci & Steve Dimperio

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$50.00

Good Luck with achieving your goal. What a great thing you are doing!! God Bless!

Thomas Arcuri

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$25.00

Peg Maxwell

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$50.00

Good luck Nikki....I hope you meet your goal, this is a wonderful thing you are doing.

susie mento

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$35.00

Jason Torreano

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$25.00

"A person has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. " I'm inspired by your drive and passion for this. Seriously. Good luck :)

Susie Krenick

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$50.00

I'm so proud u r truly amazing as u help race 4 the cure!

Louise Cone

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$50.00

dick bronner

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$250.00

We love you and are so proud of what you have accomplished with your life. you are truly an inspiration to everyone you meet. you are a hero to us, love you mom and dad

Alan and Robin Vargo

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$50.00

Nikki, you inspire me! I pray that God provides above and beyond your goals for this fundraiser.

Gail Kofkee

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$25.00

I wish you well, you are an inspiration.

Kevin Hinshaw

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$50.00

Good luck reaching your goal, Nikki. Yours in the arts, Kevin Hinshaw (student of Sifu Dan Donzella)

Heather Homer

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$25.00

I am so proud to have known Nikki in our teen years and recently found each other again almost 20 years later. What an honor it is to be a part of such a special fundraiser.

Pam Scheemaker

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$50.00

Good luck, Nikki!! You are awesome!!