Liam is the sweetest of the sweet. He is loving, compassionate and funny. He has a very dry sense of humor that always comes out of left field and inevitably leads all those around him to laugh right out loud!

He loves camping, spending time outdoors and is currently enjoying being a Webelo in the Cub Scout program. He loves trains, video games, and his iPad. He loves to cuddle with his two best friends (our Cocker Spaniels, Hershey and Nikki) as well as his family, which consists of dad, mom, his 2 brothers and a sister. He loves tickle fights, board games, and he regularly & un-apologetically, not to mention, very obviously cheats at cards!

Liam was also diagnosed in 2005 with A-T. He was 4 years old. At the time he was diagnosed he was up and running, hardly ever stood still, and getting himself into one bout of trouble after another. Now Liam spends 90% of his time in a power wheelchair that he christened, “Da Bomb.” He received his power chair at the beginning of 2011, and we would like nothing more than to find a cure so we can pack away “Da Bomb” and never have need of it again. Thank you for helping us to achieve this dream. The Cowands


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.