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My name is Max Gaudenzi and I am a 21 year-old Patriots fan from Beverly, Massachusetts. I go to Middlesex Community College and I live with my mom, my dad, and my dog named Horse. In my free time, I like watching Boston sports and playing videogames. I also have Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that that has slowly taken away my ability walk, feed myself, dress myself, and turn myself in bed. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but there are promising new treatments on the horizon.
While my house has been adapted to fit most of my needs, one of the biggest burdens of my disease is my inability to turn myself in bed during the night. Three or four times a night, I have to call my mom or my dad into my bedroom so they can turn and adjust me in bed so I can sleep. It disrupts both their sleep and mine, and my school work suffers due to my inability to get a solid night sleep. A rotation medical bed could change that. This type of bed continuously turns someone like me, who can't turn themself, throughout the night. A bed like this would let my parents and I get a better night sleep, and prevent health problems that come with being unable to move oneself in bed.
However, the rotating bed I need costs $50,000, an amount that my family and I could not possibly afford, and my health insurance company will not help cover the cost. That is why I am raising funds for the Jett Giving Fund, a program run by Jett Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, that is designed to help families like mine afford adaptive and medical equipment equipment like the rotation medical bed that I need.
As a participant of this program, I need to raise $25,000 for Jett Giving Fund, half of the cost of the rotation medical bed I need. Once I reach my fundraising goal of $25,000, Jett Giving Fund will match my donation and purchase this much needed bed for me, giving me back the ability to turn myself at night.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. Thank you very much for donating, please share my story with anyone else you think might be interested in donating to my page.
Your contribution to this matching gift program is tax-deductible to the extent allowed under applicable law, and is an unrestricted contribution to Jett Giving Fund. Your contribution will be combined with other donations to ensure that families like mine, in need of essential items, will benefit from your generosity. If other resources have already been used to meet a specific need, if there is no longer a specific need, and/or if donations have been received in excess of a specific need, donations made in furtherance of a specific need will be applied for general purposes of Jett Giving Fund. If Jett Giving Fund no longer exists, all donations will be applied to further the general charitable mission of the Jett Foundation.