Hi, my name is Madux. I just turned 11 this summer and I have A-T. My parents told me that I have these wobbly legs which leaves me in a wheelchair. I really don’t like it. I also have a super hard time with controlling my arms which makes things super hard. Thankfully I have a great family and great friends.

I just started middle school this year. So far, I am really liking it. As for what I do when I am not in school, well, I am just like any other boy. I watch you-tube and play a lot of video games. My favorite thing to do is be on our boat and kneeboarding. I even have my own act in the water ski show.

Even though my life is pretty awesome, there is one thing that would make it even more awesome. No A-T. So, I am asking you to join my monthly giving team and help us work towards a cure. There are some amazing things happening in research (so my mom says), and I want to be a part of that. Just think, one less time eating out a month could help fund a super amazing trial needed for my life!

I hope you want to help! I thank you from the bottom of my heart!! My family thanks you too!!

Love, Madux


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.

Our current monthly donors:

Sherry Hofer
Kay Babcock
Barbara Dunst

Erika Raess
Diane Dalzin
Nancy Debroux

Scott and Karen Grabau