Do you believe, “Every Child Deserves a Voice?”
We do… we walk yearly to show our support for Julian and all the other boys and girls with Apraxia.
Julian was a perfect baby, our miracle baby, due on 12/24 but induced early so we could be home for the holidays as a family with the other kids. Julian did everything a baby should do, hit all the milestones, everything except the usual babbles. Julian never did the Dada, Mama stuff. We started to question it when he was 2, doctors said wait till he’s 3 some kids are late bloomers. Well 3 came and he wasn’t talking so we took him to a specialist at All Children’s Hospital, right away they knew and diagnosed Julian with Apraxia of Speech. Like many I had no idea what that was so I took to the internet, reading every blog, joining every support group so I could familiarize myself with it. Julian has been on a constant battle since then. Apraxia not only affected his speech but also other fine motor skills such as holding a pencil. Julian takes both speech and occupational therapy to help him achieve goals kids normally have no issue achieving. He has come such a long way since the beginning (you should hear him talk now, he doesn’t stop ) but still has a very long journey ahead of him.
We invite you to join our team at the Walk for Apraxia. By joining our team, you will walk beside us as we celebrate all the Apraxia Stars and support our efforts to raise funds for Apraxia Kids. With these funds, Apraxia Kids will continue 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.
Unable to walk? That’s ok! You can still participate in helping our team meet our fundraising goal by making a donation now.
Together we can accomplish amazing things for our Apraxia Stars.