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I am raising money NorCal Strollathon. The money raised during this event goes toward research for Rett Syndrome. The reason I am participating in this event is simple. About 3 1/2 years ago, I met Erica. She was a mom on babcenter.com with a daughter, Avery, born in July '06 and son born in October '08. We already had alot in common since my son, Bo, was born in July '06 and my daughter in Oct. '08. We started talking because our oldest children had speech delay. We soon became Facebook friends and I began following Erica's blog http://therobertsonstoday.blogspot.com/. As Bo's speech began to develop, Avery's did not. It seemed as though Bo was starting to progress (saying words, then phrases, now sentences). Bo also became potty trained at 3 yrs. 3 mo., while Avery was still having many delays. Then in the fall of 2009, Avery was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome (Find out more about Rett at http://www.rettsyndrome.org/content/blogcategory/17/1105/ ). Now, I only know Erica and her family through cyberspace, but their lives have had a great impact on me. As I mother, I can empathize with her situation. Erica could have decided to feel sorry for herself and her family's situation, but she didn't. She became an advocate for her daughter and has been co-chaired the NorCal Strollathon for the past two years (going on three) to raise money for the research and cure of Rett Syndrome. I applaud her for doing all she can to help her daughter.
Would you help me by making a donation? The smallest amount will help in finding a cure for Rett Syndrome. Researchers have alredy reversed Rett in mice! YOU can have a hand in helping to find a cure!
Just $5 could make a world of difference in the life of a child with Rett!
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