The walk means everything to these children and families with CAS. It is an opportunity to be surrounded by other children and families who understand the hours of speech therapy, and the struggles of every day life. It is also a time to be surrounded by our friends and family who are there to support our daily challenges. While they all may not "live the life" they are the people who don't just ignore our Apraxia Stars. These are the people who take those extra seconds to figure out what it is they are trying to say or are patient enough to wait for them to find their words! These people let our children know they too matter just like everybody else and their words should also be heard.
We walk so that Gunnar knows he isn't alone. When he has his burn outs from speech therapy or feels like "speech isnt working" and he's "not getting better" he can see the support from all our friends and family and the people who show up to be there with him and continue cheering him on even when times are tough!
We walk to support all children diagnosed with apraxia of speech - our Apraxia Stars. To show these children they are not alone and to acknowledge all the hard work they must do to overcome communication challenges that affect their day-to-day lives.
We 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 us meet our 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!
We believe, “Every child deserves a voice”.