Dear Family and Friends,
We are gathering on November 17th at The Bolles School to walk again in support of Childhood Apraxia of Speech, a neurologically-based speech disorder that makes it hard for affected children to learn normal speech/language skills. Our son, Charlie, was born with Apraxia. While the condition is relatively rare, it presents huge learning challenges for the kids who struggle with it. We are excited that our Northeast Florida community is walking to help kids like Charlie find their voice!
This walk is a great opportunity for families and friends of children with Apraxia to meet and support each other. We would love for any and all of you to join Charlie's Chargers!!
If you can't join us but would like to make a donation, please know that every dollar raised at this walk helps support CASANA, the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association. Your donation goes to fund amazing programs supplying iPads to children who need them to communicate, parent and speech therapist workshops, research, and a program to assist families in need with speech therapy costs. I wholeheartedly believe in the work CASANA does to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop to their full potential. CASANA has been such a help to our family with respect to resources and education. Charlie would not be where he is today without them.
Please know that Charlie's Chargers appreciates your support in whatever shape or form it comes in -- we are grateful for kind words of encouragement just as much as donations. We thank each of you for helping us as we've negotiated our journey. Charlie is the real trooper, though, and it's just amazing to see how his communication skills are blossoming.
Thank you for everything!
Chanley, Tommy, Charlie and Henry