Funky-Tut to participate in Hope Walk in Webster, TX
Please help me raise money to fight Huntington Disease!
Even the smallest donation would help me reach my goal of $250.00 by May 17!
My name is Wayne Wilden but my good friends know me as "Funky-Tut"
I drive a crazy art-car, the "SFINKS" mobile around the streets of Houston to raise awareness and money for various charities that matter to me. Maybe you saw a story about my van on ABC Channel 13 News? Well, right now I'm raising money to fight a disease that is very personal to me: Huntington's Disease or HD.
HD is a horrible degenerative brain disease that most people have never heard of:
Disease is a odd word as HD is not acquired through casual transmission but is only passed down through successive members of certain families genetically and, alas, it runs in my family. To describe it: Well, in my experience, HD combines the memory loss of Alzheimer's, with the loss of physical control often associated with Parkinson's, along with heavy doses of paranoia, depression and 'Obsessive-Compulsive' behavior. It's a rough disease both for victims and their families.
I watched HD take my mother's health away from her bit by bit over a very long time. HD ultimately robbed her of her consciousness and her life, four years ago. In terms of HD though, we were fortunate as my mother's symptoms did not develop until very late in her life. Many people with Huntington's are struck down in their prime (mid 30's).
Although I carry the gene for HD, I too, am quite fortunate - as I have been tested and was told I will not likely develop symptoms until very late in my life, if ever!
For that reason I'm participating in the 2014 Hope Walk on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Webster, Tx to help find a cure for HD. Won't you click on the link below and make whatever donation you can afford.
Any donation, however small will help.
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate, too!