Why I walk for Apraxia Kids!
I walk to support my daughter Lily, who has childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). To show Lily she is never alone in her battle with apraxia and to acknowledge all the hard work she must do to overcome communication challenges that affect her day-to-day life. She was suspected of having CAS at 18 months old and has been getting speech therapy for 30 to 90 minutes per week since she was 18 months old. In addition to going to speech therapy each week she works on speech at home on a daily basis. Lily is such a strong, fun loving, hardworking girl. She has gone from appropriately 3 to 5 words to a large ever expanding vocabulary.
I walk to raise funds for the mission of Apraxia Kids – to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia of speech by educating professionals and families; facilitating community engagement and outreach; and investing in the future through advocacy and research.
Please help me meet my fundraising goal by making a donation now or by joining our team. You, too, can make an impact for children and families affected by apraxia!
I believe, “Every child deserves a voice”.