Welcome to the Chariot for Dysen fundraising page, hosted by myTEAM Triumph: Ainsley’s Angels of Southwest Louisiana, on behalf of the Dysen’s Family.
With your generosity, Dysen’s mother, Tara, aims to raise enough money to purchase a chariot, also known as the Freedom Push Chair by Advanced Mobility, for Dysen! This chariot will allow him to compete in local road races, while being pushed by Tara. Trust me, as the father of a very special girl named Ainsley, that the that the positive energy surrounding the start line, the children smiling from ear to ear, the togetherness of every member preparing to "roll with the wind", the fearlessness of the athletes, the normalcy of the family, and the love we all have for each other is a therapy like no other.
Who is Dysen and why is his mother seeking to get a chariot for him?
A joyful 10 year old boy with cerebral palsy, Dysen lives with his family in Houston. He and his mother plan to do 5k,10k, half marathons and triathalons together, so that Dysen can experience the same joy and accomplishment these runs give many other Captains (those we push) across America. In fact, Tara would love to join Ainsley’s Angels in Lake Charles next month for a 5K road race with Dysen! She would also like to get a group of people like her and Dysen together in Houston to perhaps form their own chapter of MyTEAM Triumph!
YES YOU CAN, donate 10, 20 or 50 dollars right now to ensure Dysen can soon roll with the wind in his face as he experiences the trill of crossing a road race finish line!
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What is myTEAM TRIUMPH - Ainsley's Angels of Southwest Louisiana?
We are an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events such as triathlons or road races. Everyone's support is much appreciated, as we aim to run many miles and create many SMILES!
Who is Ainsley?
Ainsley does not talk or walk; she does not play for fun; but she smiles, while out for a run. An inspiration to thousands, she is an amazing little girl with a smile that will light up any room. Shortly after being diagnosed with an extremely rare progressive genetic nerve disorder called Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD), Ainsley completed the Surfer's Healing Virginia Beach 5K road race. Her first of many running-aided, wind-induced smiles took our family's collective breath away as she received her finisher's medal and became an official Team Hoyt Virginia Beach (THVB) ATHLETE! Inspired by Dick and Rick Hoyt, and the only running team authorized by the Hoyt's to use their name, THVB provided Ainsley's family with a therapeutic means to fight the devastation associated with learning and trying to live with the fact that your child has a terminal illness. The positive energy surrounding the start line, the children smiling from ear to ear, the togetherness of every member preparing to "roll with the wind", the fearlessness of the athletes, the normalcy of the family, and the love we all have for each other is a therapy like no other. In an effort to spread this amazing experience to as many people as possible, Ainsley's Angels aims to see other families experience what the Hoyt's have experienced over 1000 times and what we have experienced over 30 times (so far). As such, we created this chapter of myTEAM Triumph to ensure others can "roll with the wind" and live up to the philosophy of, "Yes You Can."