Donate Now to Help Find a Cure for A-T!
Emmy is our sweet 8-year-old who is the epitome of a girly-girl: she loves to play dress-up, adores all of the Disney princesses, and loves to have her hair styled just right for every occasion.
We received Emmy’s diagnosis shortly after her first birthday and it came as a complete shock to have someone tell us that our seemingly normal, happy toddler has a serious genetic disease with no cure. At 8 years old, Emmy struggles with most daily tasks -- from getting dressed, to doing homework, and even feeding herself -- and she often has to rely on the help of those around her. But thanks to the love, support, and generosity of family, friends, and people like you, we continue to have hope that life-improving advances will be made and hopefully a cure will be found in the near future for our amazing daughter and the hundreds of other children affected by this miserable disease.
WHAT IS A-T?
Imagine a disease that combines the worst symptoms of muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, immune deficiencies, and cancer. Children with A-T are usually confined to wheelchairs by age 10 and often do not survive their teens. Because A-T is a multi-system disease, scientists believe that A-T research will help more prevalent diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, AIDS, and cancer.
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