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After loss, parents turned grief into foundation

After loss, parents turned grief into foundation

Posted On: February 17, 2017

In 2008, Brad and Beth Thorp buried their 18-year-old son, Mitchell, after an excruciating five-year medical odyssey that maxed out their insurance, emptied their bank account and led them to specialists all over the country. But during those black-cloud years, the Carlsbad couple said there was a silver lining. Friends and strangers organized a 2006 walk-athon that raised $70,000 the family used to pay down medical bills. It was a gift the Thorps never forgot. Just nine months after they los...

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Hearts for Hope

Hearts for Hope

Posted On: July 20, 2015

Out of the greatest grief, Brad & Beth Thorp have created incredible blessings for families in need. Brad & Beth all too intimately know the needs of families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, and they know the difference that emotional and financial support can make during the most stressful and heartbreaking times. During their five year journey with their own son's illness, they were supported by the Carlsbad community and the walk/run created to help with all their m...

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Seaside Courier Hearts for Hope 5K Run/Walk

Seaside Courier Hearts for Hope 5K Run/Walk

Posted On: March 11, 2015

A glorious morning in Carlsbad greeted more than a 1,000 walkers, runners and spectators at the sixth Annual Hearts for Hope 5K Run/Walk held Feb. 7 at Poinsettia Park. The event benefits the Mitchell Thorp Foundation, which provides financial, emotional and resource support to families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders....

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San Diego Magazine

San Diego Magazine

Posted On: March 3, 2015

Mitchell Thorp Foundation sponsored a 5K Run/Walk to raise money for families with kids with life-threatening diseases. the event wash held on Feb. 7 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. Sponsors NRG, Independent Financial Group, Datron, Avista Technologies, Road Runner sports and U.S. Bank. A total of $162,500 was raised....

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Turning Tragedy into Inspiration

Turning Tragedy into Inspiration

Posted On: February 2, 2015

The illness and passing of a child is the worst nightmare of any parent. Aside from the devastation of the loss, nearly 80 percent of families in these situations dissolve, with bankruptcy and family separation as frequent outcomes. ...

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