WALT DISNEY WORLD® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®

Emmalynn, 5
Emmalynn, 5

Team Emmalynn

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Hey! We're the Liufaus and we're SO excited to have you join us at Disney World in 2019. Your decision to join in the fight against A-T means the world to our family – and we know you won’t regret being a part of our team!
Emmalynn is our sweet five-year-old who is the epitome of a girly-girl: she loves to play dress-up, adores all of the Disney princesses, and can rarely be seen wearing anything but a dress :) she is also a big sister to rambunctious Kate (2) and loves to swim and play with her friends.

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. 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.

We refuse to give up and are committed to doing everything in our power to assist those who are searching for a cure. This is our 4th year running with the A-T CureTeam at Disney World and we are super excited to meet new friends and make more memories. Please join our efforts and help us find a cure by clicking the "Join" button now!
 

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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