Katie is a very spirited child. She can always be found laying on top of her dog Rocky. She also loves to sing and dance. She loves playing with her friends and having sleepovers. From the outside looking in, Katie seems like a very normal child.

Katie does know that she is different than other children. She is cautious of her body due to it’s wobbliness and she has begun to be timid of certain playground equipment that she once enjoyed. She can still run and jump and climb, and our hope is that we can keep her active for as long as possible. Katie struggles with her “wobbliness” but she has not let her body stop her from doing fun things. This past summer she went parasailing and went up in the air 800 feet! A-T is a horrible disease that will steal Katie’s childhood from her … but with her attitude and spirit, we know she will not let A-T take control. She is a fighter and we hope you will fight alongside us to fund the research to save Katie and make sure she can grow up just as all children should do.

As Katie continues to age, we know that the statistics are against us. Since there is no cure for A-T, the only thing we can do is continue to raise funds so the research can continue and a cure can be found. We are blessed with such a beautiful child and every day we have her is simply a blessing from above.

For as little as $10 a month, you can help us fund the research to find a cure for Katie and kids like her.


We’re asking you to be part of our Giving Circle by donating $10 or more a month using the donation form below. Your monthly gift will help maintain a constant means of support for research funding. The advancements we have made and are making can be attributed to the families and friends like you who generously support our mission to find life-improving therapies and a cure for A-T. Every dollar raised is a dollar filled with hope.

Our Giving Circle donors will receive:

  • A listing here on our Giving Circle webpage
  • Special updates
  • A yearly tax receipt
  • The satisfaction of knowing that your dollars are hard at work


Imagine a disease that combines the worst symptoms of muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, immune deficiencies, and cancer. Children with A-T are usually confined to wheelchairs by age 10 and often do not survive their teens. Because A-T is a multi-system disease, scientists believe that A-T research will help more prevalent diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, AIDS, and cancer.