Scott and Bridget met in 1993 and were married in 2001. In September of 2003 we welcomed our first miracle, James. 16 months later we brought home our second miracle, Annie. And in October of 2006 our family was complete with miracle #3, Gracie. Rett syndrome entered our lives when Annie was diagnosed on May 19, 2006. This is the life of the MacDonald family as we juggle 3 small children and battle Rett Syndrome until Gods perfect time when we are cured.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April is Autism Awareness Month!

Happy April!

April is Autism Awareness Month, did you know that Rett Syndrome is the most severe form of Autism? It is!

What's more is that a cure for Rett Syndrome is likely to bring us closer to a cure for classic autism. So when you support rett research you are also supporting autism research!

And, Good News, we've got lots of ways for you to help!
Garden's of Hope - are our signature Girl Power to Cure paper flowers that are sold for $1 to benefit rett research. Head out to Knapps Dairy Bar in downtown Rochester or Caribou Coffee on Walton and Livernois or Walton and Adams and help grow the Gardens!

Virtual Garage Sale: Do you have an attic or a basement full of stuff you haven't used in years? Do you have kids that have outgrown their toys? Are you in the process of moving? If the answer is yes I ask you to please consider taking some time to put those items on Craigslist and donate your earnings to Team Annie to raise money for Rett Research! If you don't have the time to do Craigslist but would still like to help out consider donating an item - you can drop it off to me and I'd be happy to sell it!

Other Ideas: Would you like to help in other ways? What's your hobby? What do you like to do? Bet we can help you raise money! Enjoy running? Enter a local race and run for Rett! Involved in your church? Have a bake sale or Grow a Garden of Hope at your church! Have your own business? Consider donating a portion of your April sales to Rett research! If you feel compelled to help us find a cure Team Annie is here to support your efforts!

Donations: Maybe events aren't your thing but you would still like to help. You'll be happy to know that we will take your money! Donate to Team Annie! Our Goal is to raise $1,000 this month and we are already over 20% there. Stop by our first giving page, read about Annie, make a donation and leave a comment to support her fight!

Another baby girl is born with rett syndrome every 90 minutes. After a year or two of health and progression this baby will start to regress and loose the ability to walk, crawl, speak and use her hands. Then she will have trouble breathing, difficulty growing, trouble with chewing and swallowing, seizures will set in as well as extreme anxiety. Research has shown that these symptoms are reversible! Support Rett Research!

1 comment:

  1. The pin looks SO great on that hat! I need to get a hat like that for Brookie Bean!