Kennedy Thompson wrote -
Kennedy challenges YOU! Because you can.
Meet Kennedy, from Crowley, Louisiana. Kennedy was diagnosed a few years ago with a rare diseases called Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy, also known as INAD (pronounced iNAD). This is the same gene as Parkinson’s with Dystonia. Kennedy was a walking, talking, smiling, athletic little girl until about 18 months, when she slowly lost her ability to bear weight on her legs, then lost her ability to crawl, sit, and roll over. Eventually, she lost her ability to speak and see. Because of this Kennedy is unable to do the things we take for granted every day!
As the New Year approaches Kennedy challenges you to make a list of 1-5 things you “can’t” do and commit to doing them.
PLEASE! 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. Excercise daily.
2. Eat healthier.
3. Learn more about my heritage
4. Be kinder, and do more for others
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 #ican4kennedy #whatcanudo
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.