Welcome to my personal fundraising page for the Walk for Apraxia.
I Walk for Apraxia to show my support for my son Cristian as well as other children in my community with apraxia, because every child deserves a voice!
Parents dream their children will achieve many great things, but most parents do not dream their children will struggle for years just to speak what is in their hearts and minds.What would you go through as a parent to give your child the power of speech?
To the family just starting out with an apraxia diagnosis … breathe. I know it’s hard, because I’ve been there. Try not to let your thoughts and fears consume you; remember that your child is still your child, despite the diagnosis. Many people are unaware of apraxia, which is a neurological motor planning disorder. A child with apraxia knows exactly what he/she wants to say, but the breakdown between the brain and the mouth prevents him/her from doing so. It can be very frustrating for the children and families of those struggling with this rare speech disorder.
Therefore I need your help. Would you please consider making a donation or walking with us on October 6th? Your donation goes to 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.
Thank you again for your support in this very important cause.