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James LaGesse

James LaGesse
flower mound, TX United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Sep 08, 2014
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Please help us support the United States Special Olympics team as they prepare for the 2015 Summer Games in Los Angeles. We have joined a fundraising effort for the Avril Lavigne Foundation, which was created by superstar songstress Avril Lavigne, to raise money for the disabled athletes participating in the 2015 games. All money goes straight toward payment for the athlete’s equipment, travel, and other needs. The Avril Lavigne Foundation, since 2010, has raised money to support youth with mental illnesses and physical disablements primarily through the charity, Easter Seals.

This fundraiser holds a special place in our hearts because my son, Andrew,  falls under the disabled label and he is the driving force behind this. Andrew  underwent six eye surgeries between 2nd and 7th grade, and now has very poor vision. When starting high school (9th grade), he really struggled with the excessive homework and busy schedule. Fortunately, his life took a turn for the better when he began listening to Avril Lavigne’s music. She has been an inspiration. Since then, Andrew has been much happier and is a straigh “A’s” (including college level courses). Andrew's ultimate goal in life is to give back and this fundraiser has given him the perfect opportunity to support his disabled brethren and his favorite musician.

We have a baseline goal to raise $1000 for the amazing athletes, but we strongly believe that we can exceed it with your support!

Thank you and GO USA!

 

 

James
LaGesse

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