BENEFITING: MYTEAM TRIUMPH
Ainsley's Angels is thrilled to help ensure AJ can soon roll with the wind in a Freedom Push Chair! With your generosity, we are certain this can happen soon! As the father of two very special girls that race together with me, I know that the positive energy surrounding the start line, 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.
Here is a note from AJ'a mom:
My nine year old, AJ, loves to ride his bike in charity walks or runs with his mom and family. AJ has cerebral palsy, Lennox-Gastaut sydrome (a severe form of epilepsy uncontrolled even with medications), a moderate hearing loss, and when he was 3 1/2 he lost his eyesight completely. Because of the severe seizure disorder, AJ has good and bad days. Somedays it is just hard for him to pick up his head. We cant predict when these days are going to be. It all depends on his seizures for the day. Most days average about 50 seizures throughout the day. We have signed up for many walks/races and either have to push him in his wheelchair, sometimes over rough terrain or have to make his bike do a "wheelie" just to hold his head up which is physically hard on us and just often not enjoyable for him when he doesnt feel well. A freedom push chair would cater more to AJ when he is having an off day. He can still relax when his body needs to but at the same time enjoy being with his friends and family at events that all kids should have the opportunity to participate in and enjoy. AJ loves physical activity but some days his body and brain just cant tolerate it. With a push chair, he can still feel the fast movement and the wind onhis face and know that he is safe when a seizure comes on.
Thank you for your help and support in helping AJ be able to continue on with his life and have opportunities that all children should be able to have and to allow his parents the ability to see their child happy and safe.
YES, YOU CAN...donate 20 or 50 dollars right now to ensure the thrill of rolling with the wind and crossing a road race finish line!
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