Ainsley's Angels of America is super excited to work with Gage's I RUN 4 runner, Bob, to help get Gage his very own customized Team Hoyt Racing Chariot! Gage is a MARATHONER and the time has come to get him a customized chair so he can continue to ROLL WITH THE WIND in his own chair, built for his comfort!
Here is a special note from Bob, Gage's IR4 runner:
Hello! My name is Bob Bates and I am working with Ainsley's Angels to get y to get my I RUN 4 Running Buddy, Gage, a custom racing chair! Gage is 19 years old and runs road races with Ainsley's Angels at least one a month! In fact, in October, Gage ran the Marine Corps Marathon (check out this video)! Your contribution is tax-deductible and will help us achieve the goal by spring, as I would love to be able to go visit him and push him in a local race! Thank you very much. Bob Bates
Here is a little more about Gage:
Gage was born full term. He stopped breathing at 12hrs. old. After 3 weeks in NICU he was diagnosed with Septo-optic Dysplasia. A rare disorder that they know little about. No known cause but say it happens in the 1st trimester. His is "diagnosed" with Septo-optic Dysplasia, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes Insipidus, Panhypopatuitarism, Dumping syndrome, Seizures, Autism tendencies, and suffers from Blindness. THIS HAS NOT STOPPED GAGE!!!! HE IS A MARATHONER!!! The doctors never expected him to live past 4.....today, he is 19!
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