Hi! Thank you for visiting our Giving Circle page. Our children, Samuel (5) and Emily (3), both have A-T — and a lot of hope. Sam likes to be silly and is excited to be in kindergarten. Trains are his favorite — playing with toy trains and riding real ones! He loves being a big brother, always looking out for and caring for Emily. And she, in turn, looks up to him. Emily loves to play with dolls and with her doctor kit. An artist at heart, she likes to color and paint, too. And this preschooler always has something to say.
Sam and Emily are wonderful kids who have not let A-T get them down. True outdoor lovers, they always are happy to go to playgrounds, go on bike rides, or go for nature hikes. And they are bookworms who love to be read to (which we are happy to oblige!). Seeing them play and share together and help each other out just melts our hearts.
Right now, they are always upbeat and smiling, but we know that as they get older their bodies will be tested by A-T. We can only hope for a cure, which the A-T Children’s Project is always working on. Any donation you give through our Giving Circle will go directly toward helping all kids with A-T. As hopeful parents who feel blessed to raise two amazing kids, we cannot thank you enough for your support and contribution.
-Todd and Danielle Osleger
OUR GIVING CIRCLE
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
WHAT IS A-T?
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:
Robert and Sue Osleger
Rod and Carole Callahan