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Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project, Inc.
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Wowza! All your hard work is…
Wowza! All your hard work is about to pay off this weekend! Have the best race ever, and check out your teammates' pictures here on Crowdrise so you'll recognize each other! Cheers!
7 years ago
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Kay
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Hope the weather is nice for…
Hope the weather is nice for the race, and that you and Tim have a fun and exciting day. Thanks for all your Public Relations work, to make people aware of A—T.
7 years ago
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Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project, Inc.
Ataxia Telang… SAYS:
Oooh, the SF Marathon just p…
Oooh, the SF Marathon just posted a video of Tim and Cathryn on their website as a featured runner! You can watch it on our SF Marathon page here: http://www.crowdrise.com/A-TCureTeamSFMarathon/fundraiser/atchildrensproject
7 years ago
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Chris
Chris SAYS:
Here is a June vote for you!
Here is a June vote for you!
7 years ago
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project, Inc.
Ataxia Telang… SAYS:
Ooops! Fundraising deadline …
Ooops! Fundraising deadline for the 10 Half spots and all the perks is July 29! Plenty of time - just ask Sophia who's our first $1000 runner! Way to go Sophia!
7 years ago
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Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project, Inc.
Ataxia Telang… SAYS:
We have 10 spots for the fir…
We have 10 spots for the first half marathon that is sold out. To claim a spot, commit to raise $1000 by July 1 for your race spot plus all our perks. Please let your friends know who might want a spot. Email fundraising@atcp.org for all the details!
7 years ago
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Chris
Chris SAYS:
Here is an April vote for you!
Here is an April vote for you!
7 years ago
Cathryn Achilles
Wheatland, CA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Apr 28, 2011
Stuff About Me:

Hi! My name is Cathryn. Thank you for visiting my team’s web page. I hope you will read about me, A-T, and how you can help us raise funds to find a cure.

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.

A-T affects every moment of my life. I love to read, but it is very difficult for my eyes to follow words on a page. I listen to audio books and have “read” many classics this way. I also love to make quilts, but my fingers won’t allow me to perform many of the intricate tasks quilting requires. I have a friend who helps me. I design the quilts and pick the fabrics. She does a lot of the fine work and I run the sewing machine. Together we won First Place for a Group Quilt at the San Benito County Fair! I also love to draw and paint, but again, my fingers won’t let me control a paint brush or a pencil the way I’d like. So I use my computer to draw pictures that illustrate books I have written. The process is slow, but I love the final result. I love to bake. I’d love to sculpt. I wish I could dance again. But A-T severely limits or destroys these abilities.

My days are filled with therapies and exercises. In fact, if I did everything I am supposed to—breathing regimens, floor exercises, medications, time in the standing frame—it would take over half of my day. Every day. Truly, living with A-T is like running a marathon that doesn’t seem to have a finish line in sight.

Cathryn
Achilles

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