Be Magnolia's Hope

$21,629 of $10.0M goal

Raised by 319 people in 28 months
On December 17th, 2013, our daughter, Magnolia, was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome.

Rett Syndrome is extremely rare, affecting about 1 in 10,000 live female births.

Over time, it could take my daughter's ability to walk, talk, use her hands and eat.  She could experience a slew of maladies including seizures, breathing abnormalities, scoliosis and even sudden death.

But it doesn't have to happen to her.  There are clinical trials right now that show promise in reversing the affects of this disease.  But they need funding.  

They need money.   They need you!

You probably haven't heard of this disease and unless you've been directly affected by it, you probably stopped reading before you even got to this point.  

But your donation can make a real difference.  You can literally save lives.  Any amount can help get us there.  Any amount you can afford to give can potentially save my daughter's life and thousands like her.  If we reach our goal, we'll be able to make a clinical trial happen.  And that's one more chance for my daughter to beat this thing.

This is my daughter.  Be her Hope?
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Update 4
Posted by A.J. Tesler
6 months ago
Mark Zuckerberg and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has responded. They want to help. If we keep sharing this video, maybe it will compel them to make Rett History.
Please share.
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Update 3
Posted by A.J. Tesler
23 months ago
Thanks to a very generous birthday present from Ernestine and Larry Starnes, our gofundme page has raised over $18,000 this year. We haven't raised enough to cure Rett yet, but we have started to make Rett scared.
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Update 2
Posted by A.J. Tesler
24 months ago
We're almost at $18,000. Will you be the one who gets us over that mark?
Thank you! So much generosity!
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Update 1
Posted by A.J. Tesler
26 months ago
We're at a clear $16,000!!! So grateful for all your support, but we're still a far way away from 100k. Will you share this page during October, which is Rett Awareness month, and help us get to our goal?
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A.J. Tesler
27 months ago

Crossed the 10 k barrier in no time at all and we're all so grateful for your support. If you can continue to share our story, it really means the world to have the story get out there. Awareness really is the first step to finding a cure for Maggie and the thousands of other little girls like her.

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A.J. Tesler
28 months ago

Thank you, everyone, so very much. The outpouring of support has been overwhelming. We all really appreciate your donations, shares, good thoughts, and kind words. It means a lot.

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Frankie Lynn
28 months ago

My thoughts & prayers are with all 3 of you. I hope you reach your goal plus extra! I've walked in your shoes, if only for a few short weeks, & I empathize w/how you are feeling. My best to you all!!

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$21,629 of $10.0M goal

Raised by 319 people in 28 months
Created July 30, 2014
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A.J. Tesler
27 months ago

Crossed the 10 k barrier in no time at all and we're all so grateful for your support. If you can continue to share our story, it really means the world to have the story get out there. Awareness really is the first step to finding a cure for Maggie and the thousands of other little girls like her.

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A.J. Tesler
28 months ago

Thank you, everyone, so very much. The outpouring of support has been overwhelming. We all really appreciate your donations, shares, good thoughts, and kind words. It means a lot.

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Frankie Lynn
28 months ago

My thoughts & prayers are with all 3 of you. I hope you reach your goal plus extra! I've walked in your shoes, if only for a few short weeks, & I empathize w/how you are feeling. My best to you all!!

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