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Lara Hoffmans - Team DFL
Team DFL: First in fundraising, last in racing

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Support Organ/Tissue Donation With Team DFL

We lost our brother Ed Walters suddenly on September 28, 2019. Amid our grief, we learned Ed was an organ donor. His generosity meant that other families got experience the joy of extended lives and improved quality of life. 

We decided to turn our grief into action. Our friend Ellen Lanser May (ND ’92) received a liver transplant from a living organ donor, so organ donation is also near and dear to her heart. On December 3, 2019, Ellen, Denise and I, along with other friends, participated in our first Summit for Life as Team DFL. “Team DFL” was a favorite joke of Ed’s and the name of his roller hockey team. We did him proud in 2019, coming in dead effing last (half the team came from sea level the day or two before!), but being first in fundraising.

Team DFL will again be participating in the Summit for Life 22 – largely a team of Notre Dame alumni. Joining the team this year are Jane Nicknish Ambro (ND ‘97), Adam Ambro (ND ‘97) and their daughters Nora and Polly (ages 16 and 14). Jane’s father Dr. Stephen Nicknish (ND ‘64) received a life-extending bone marrow donation from his sister during a valiant battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma before succumbing in 2001. Other Team DFL first timers include Ed’s wife Tara Lynch Walters (ND ‘95) and Jennifer Pae (ND ‘92) — her dad donated a kidney to a younger brother in the mid-1980s. Along with Denise Walters Zubrod (ND ‘92) and Lara Walters Hoffmans (ND ‘97), Team DFL will race (ok … “race”) to honor Ed (ND ‘95) and Stephen, and celebrate Ellen (ND '92) and her family, who will all be cheering us on. 

Top Donors

$4,775 Raised By 47 Donors

$300 On Behalf Of Ed Walters
$300 from Anonymous
$250 on behalf of Jeffrey Diehl
$250 from Anonymous
$250 on behalf of Tara, Liam, Owen, & Conor
$200 from Anonymous
$200 on behalf of Hoffmans Architecture
$200 on behalf of Jeffrey Carey Carey
$100 from Anonymous
$100 On Behalf Of Alex Gardner
$100 from Anonymous
$100 on behalf of Anna Corona
$100 on behalf of Bridget DeRiso
$100 on behalf of David Hoffmans
$100 on behalf of Elizabeth McNicholas
$100 on behalf of Emily Wlos
$100 on behalf of Gary Young
$100 on behalf of Jennifer Nocerini
$100 on behalf of Jessica Schmitt
$100 on behalf of John Hulcher
$100 on behalf of Julie Roach
$100 on behalf of Laura Klebe
$100 on behalf of Lorraine Anderson
$100 on behalf of Lynette Hart
$100 on behalf of Melissa Kearney
$100 on behalf of Randy Raffo
$100 on behalf of Sherry OConnor
$100 on behalf of Sheryl Murphy
$75 on behalf of JAMES SMITH
$50 on behalf of Amy Hoffmans
$50 on behalf of Anne Zilvitis
$50 on behalf of Annie Stangel
$50 on behalf of Brad Milavsky
$50 on behalf of Chris Brunner
$50 on behalf of Christine Poscablo
$50 on behalf of Dora Lynch
$50 on behalf of heather linn
$50 on behalf of Helen Ross
$50 on behalf of Jill Williams
$50 on behalf of Nancy Riley
$50 on behalf of Tim Terleski
$25 on behalf of Douglas Gimple
$25 on behalf of Ed Vukmirovich
$25 on behalf of Elise Antony
$25 on behalf of Gwendolyn Reedy
$25 from Anonymous
$25 on behalf of Todd Bliman

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