Jake Phillips wrote -
Jake challenges YOU! Because you can.
Meet Jake, from Kerrville, TX. Jake was diagnosed this past year with a rare diseases called Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy, also known as INAD (pronounced iNAD). This is the same gene as Parkinson’s with Dystonia. Jake was a walking, talking, smiling, athletic little boy until about 15 months, when he slowly lost his ability to bear weight on his legs, then lost his ability to crawl, sit, and roll over. Eventually, he lost his ability to speak and see. Because of this Jake is unable to do the things we take for granted every day!
As the New Year approaches Jake challenges you to make a list of 1-5 things you “can’t” do and commit to doing them. Make a pledge of $1 or more to show your commitment, then nominate three friends to accept the challenge.
Conquer these goals in a month or a year, but make it your personal goal to accomplish these things because YOU can.
iCAN for iNAD means: “Do it because YOU can!
1. Run a 5k
2. Do 100 pushups
3. Learn beginner Spanish
4. Eat healthier
5. Help fund a cure for I.N.A.D. by donating!
Turn your “I CAN’T” into "I CAN" today! Share your goals, your progress, and your success… #ican4inad #ican4jake #whatcanudo
When you donate be sure to share your goals with us in the comments! We want to hear them!
iCAN for iNAD
About twenty-one families in the world share the Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (iNAD) diagnosis. The link between iNAD and Parkinson’s proves that if we can cure one, we can cure both! This inspiring fundraiser, iCAN for iNAD, is presented by a certified 501c3 founded by one of the 21 iNAD families, Ainsley’s Angels. Funds of this project will fund research for (iNAD) and mobility by providing jogging chairs to all types of special needs individuals.