Welcome to Reese Ratliff's page for the Walk for Apraxia
I Walk for Apraxia to show my support for my daughter Reese and other children in my community with apraxia of speech. I walk to show these stars they are not alone.
Two years ago at the Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech in Atlanta, we were highly encouraged by a speech from a young woman with apraxia. Hearing her nearly brought tears to my eyes and gave us all hope that one day Reese will be able to speak plainly and proudly.
Every dollar raised helps support Apraxia Kids; to the best of my knowledge--which is admittedly limited, as the boss handles most of this stuff--none of the funds raised go to overhead expenses for the walk, so nothing gets skimmed.
I believe in the work Apraxia Kids 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. I believe it, because I see it on a daily basis in Reese. That's why I walk, and ultimately why I am bothering you.
You received the email directing you here because you know me and I know you. And you very likely know Reese. No ones feelings will be hurt if you decide not to donate. Seriously. If you have stuff going on requiring tighter finances, I totally get it. But if your situation allows you to donate to your favorite causes and/or you still itemize your taxes, please consider a donation here. If you choose to donate, your donation will help fund amazing programs like iPads for children who need it to communicate, parent and speech therapist workshops, research, and a program to assist families in need with speech therapy costs.
Thanks for your friendship and for allowing me to bother you with this humble request. Oh, and if you'd like to see/hear Reese singing a song, shoot me an email or a text, and I will send you a video of her singing. See if you can name the tune!