Help Alia Grace

$17,596 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 215 people in 25 months
Vicki Wilson
on behalf of Nicole Palermo
 SANDOWN, NH
It has been a long time since there has been an update, Alia turned 5 in November. Her condition continues to deteriorate. She can no longer walk, talk or hold her own head up. She is on a feeding tube because she cannot eat or drink. There is still no cure for MLD. The one thing it hasn't taken yet is her beautiful smile and her sunny disposition. We are in awe of how she has handled her disease. She continues to fight everyday. God bless all of you who have donated in the past and present. Words cannot express the gratitude felt by her parents and everyone's life she has touched. Her mother had to leave her job when Alia was diagnosed and they are trying to get by on one paycheck. Please share her story and donate if you can. Please pray for this beautiful little girl.



Alia Grace is a happy and smart 3 year old little girl. She is an affectionate and beautiful child inside and out. She frequently asks her mommy, "Can we run?" Alia loves to sing "Happy Birthday" to her Daddy (no matter what day of the year it is) and smothers her dog Puggie and cat Belle with kisses. Until recently, she was a seemingly perfect and normal developing 3 year old. Her sudden impaired walking, frequent falling and pain caused her parents great concern. On March 25th of 2016, she was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystrohpy. MLD causes extensive damage to the Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nerves. This is a rare disease, so rare in fact that Alia Grace is the only documented case in NH, according to the MLD Foundation.

Alia and her family need your help to make a difference, so please join this precious little girl and her loved ones in this fight against every parent’s worst nightmare as they cope with not only this devastating news but also the pain and frustrations that Alia faces each day as she loses each milestone that she so successfully gained.


https://www.facebook.com/friendsofaliagrace/

http://www.mldfoundation.org/








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It has been a long time since there has been an update, Alia turned 5 in November. Her condition continues to deteriorate. She can no longer walk, talk or hold her own head up. She is on a feeding tube because she cannot eat or drink. There is still no cure for MLD. The one thing it hasn't taken yet is her beautiful smile and her sunny disposition. We are in awe of how she has handled her disease. She continues to fight everyday. God bless all of you who have donated in the past and present. Words cannot express the gratitude felt by her parents and everyone's life she has touched. Her mother had to leave her job when Alia was diagnosed and they are trying to get by on one paycheck. Please share her story and donate if you can. Please pray for this beautiful little girl.
Alia's beautiful smile warms our hearts.
Alia sleeps with her Panda Bear.
One quick nap is all she asks :)
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These are pictures from a fundraiser in June of Alia Grace with her mommy and daddy. They take each day as it comes and pray for it to be a good one. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to each and everyone of you who have sent prayers, well wishes and donations. God bless all of you especially Alia Grace.
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We spent a wonderful weekend (4th of July) with Alia Grace and her mother and father. Although the MLD is progressing faster than we expected, she can no longer walk unassisted and soon not be able to walk at all. Her speech is faltering and she may soon need a feeding tube, her spirit shines through like the brightest ray of sunshine you have ever seen. This beautiful little girl makes my heart all of our hearts swell with love. Please continue to send your prayers and donations to this little angel.
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Leslie Reynolds Ratzlaff
25 months ago

God love and bless this little girl and family as they walk this journey together. I'm glad to share a small part of their journey.

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$17,596 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 215 people in 25 months
Created April 1, 2016
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Leslie Reynolds Ratzlaff
25 months ago

God love and bless this little girl and family as they walk this journey together. I'm glad to share a small part of their journey.

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