Hi family and friends,
Welcome to my personal fundraising page for the Walk for Apraxia. Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is an uncommon speech disorder in which a child has difficulty making accurate movements when speaking. With this disorder, the speech muscles aren't weak , but they don't perform normally because the brain has difficulty directing or coordinating the movements. I know what I want to say, but when I open my mouth, it sometimes does not come out right. I also tend to leave off the beginning or end of a word. Speech comes naturally to most, but speech does not come natural to kids with Apraxia. The only treatment is lifelong extensive speech therapy. Thank you for reading and taking the time to understand that Apraxia is more then just a speech delay, it is a rare, specific speech disorder. I believe that every child deserves a voice.
I Walk for Apraxia to show my support for children in my community with apraxia, our shining stars. I Walk to show these stars they are not alone. I too have been diagnosed with Apraxia.
Every dollar raised helps support Apraxia Kids. 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 need your help. Would you please consider making a donation? 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. I have been helped by all of these things. Please walk with me to show your support. If you can't, I understand. If you can, please donate under my name to help support children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. I look forward too seeing you at the walk or to your donation. Thanks!
Thank you again for your support in this very important cause.