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40 For Fragile X

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Mike Makris

THE STORY:

My Dearest Family & Friends - it is happening, yes it is - I am turning 40 !!

I've been asked - it's such a big celebration, what do you want to do to celebrate?  I thought long and hard about it - and what I really want is a Cure for Fragile X !!

I know i'm not smart enough to figure out how to do that - but I do know two great organizations working towards that - The National Fragile X Foundation and the Fragile X Alliance of Texas.

You all know why Fragile X is so close to me - and it's because of my best buddy, my hero, my champion - my Hayden.  I look at that little boy everyday and I am so proud of him.  I can't even begin to understand all he has to endure each and every day - but he does it.  He smiles, he laughs, he loves unconditionally, and everyday I get to be his Dad.  I can't even put into words how much I love that little boy.  Ah, little boy - he's 10 years old - he's my little man now.

Our Fragile X journey started on October 22nd, 2007 - when Hayden was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome.  At that time - we had no idea what it was.  We had no idea what the future would hold.  But it was through the National Fragile X Foundation that we found hope.  That we found a community.  That we found a new family.

From those dark early days of learning what Fragile X was, to the days getting involved with local support groups and going to Advocacy Day in Washington DC, to forming our own group in San Antonio, and to becoming a member of the Board of Directors - the National Fragile X Foundation has always been that beacon of hope.  And the Fragile X Alliance of Texas, and all the local groups around the country do that for so many families.

I can find no better way to celebrate my 40th Birthday than to support such amazing organizations.  But I can't do it alone.  Please consider supporting my 40 For Fragile X Fundraiser.  I only need 1,000 of my closest friends to donate $40 each and we can raise $40,000 that will support both the National Fragile X Foundation in their continuing mission and the Fragile X Alliance of Texas as they embark on hosting the 15th Annual International Fragile X Conference in 2016.  And please - don't think only $40 will do - anything you can give will go such a long way in supporting such a great organization.

I would be so honored and humbled by your support.

Thank you and God Bless you.

Mike

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To This Fundraiser

$1,600

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shannon Gatewood

    $40

  • Rachelle Gatewood

    $40

  • Bill, Jo and Thomas Spahr

    $40

  • Shari and Brian Silver

    $40

  • Mack Family

    $40

  • Larry Krantz

    $40

  • The Cohens

    $40

  • Pastor Laurinda

    $80

  • Anita and Richard Inz

    $40

  • Bridges Fam

    $40

  • Judy & Jeff Cazier

    $40

  • Diana Brown

    $40

  • The Southard's

    $40

  • DOUG AND JEAN BRANDT

    $40

  • The Tyler Lee Family

    $40

  • Chip Smith & Marcy Chartier

    $40

  • The Browns

    $40

  • Betsy Perren

    $40

  • Carly & Matt McCaffrey

    $40

  • Lori Peery

    $40

  • Kristi & Madison Kratt

    $40

  • Mark Knight

    $40

  • Raylena Browning

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • The Sitzman's

    $50

  • Carrie & Alan Key

    $160

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jennifer Silverton

    $50

  • Tim Mooney

    $40

  • Scott Bowden

    $40

  • Teresa King

    $40

  • David Brewer

    $40

  • Hillyer

    $50

  • The McKeon Family

    $80

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4% Raised of$40,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

The McKeon Family

The McKeon Family

DONATION: $80

3 years ago

Hillyer

Hillyer

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

David Brewer

David Brewer

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Teresa King

Teresa King

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Scott Bowden

Scott Bowden

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Tim Mooney

Tim Mooney

DONATION: $40

Tribute to Justin Silver and his amazing family. God gives to those that he knows will rise to the occasion, and exceed HIS expectations. 3 years ago

Jennifer Silverton

Jennifer Silverton

DONATION: $50

Happy 40th birthday, Mike! Thank you for, so generously, sharing your big year with our FX community! 3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

Here's hoping you reach your goal! 3 years ago

Carrie & Alan Key

Carrie & Alan Key

DONATION: $160

Mike- Happy Belated Birthday! I am so moved that you are doing this for your big 40! Can't wait to meet Hayden when you get the family out here .... Carrie & Alan + Fresco Pup and Sydney Bird 3 years ago

The Sitzman's

The Sitzman's

DONATION: $50

3 years ago