Malaena loves to play her Wii, and spend time with her family. She loves Adventure Landing water park and the beach. She loves learning about the Bible and God. She loves books, and likes to be read to. She can do almost anything with a smart phone or computer. She has a huge heart and loves her family dearly. She eventually wants to get a horse to put in her room (a real one). LOL! She has a very creative mind and likes to make stories and draw pictures to go along with her stories. Malaena has a special gift for touching the lives of the people she meets. We know she’s our special angel. ♥ Please help us in the fight against A-T. Malaena and all our A-T children deserve a chance at a normal life.


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.