I was first introduced to this rare disease A-T through a fellow ultra runner named Tim Borland. He explained to me how it is affecting 1 out of 40,000 children and there is no known cure. I couldn't help thinking of my boy and what if he had A-T. How difficult would it be for me to watch my son go through this. To have my son appear normal and healthy thinking he was going to be like any other kid and then all of a sudden without any warning have difficulty walking or to seem have no control of his body actions. The whole time being helpless, wanting to take away all his pain, to fix it and make everything better, but can’t.
Knowing there is currently no cure for this illness created a drive in my heart to do something about it. I run for those who cannot. Help us find life-improving therapies and a cure for A-T (ataxia-telangiectasia).
On the right are pictures of Wyatt Watson and his family. He was diagnosed at 2 as he was a "wobbly" walker. He continues to be very wobbly and his speech is delayed all a result of having difficulty controlling his muscles, but other than that he is a typical kid. He loves riding his bike, playing ball with his dad, and racing his cars around. He truly has a bright and happy personality. He works so hard at things and never gives up.
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Help us find life-improving therapies and a cure for A-T (ataxia-telangiectasia).
See You On The Trails
March 5 2017
Dear Friends & Family,
Wow this past year has been an exciting one. After the birth of my second son Alexander, my life was turned upside down. Not that having my second child wasn’t enough of a change, God decided to move my family out of Martinez to a little town called Angels Camp about 30 miles from Sonora. Between all that I was also in a severe car accident which had a huge impact on me and my family. Due to these events and my running was put on a serious hiatus.
Though my family and I will miss of our Bay Area friends and family, especially the Watson family whom we had met through our supporting A-T, we are making a good home here in Angels Camp. Recently we were connected to another family with A-T near Sonora and look forward to meeting up with them in the near future.
The reason why I am writing to you is because of my love of the A-T families that I have had the privilege of meeting these past couple years. I have begun training to run yet another race for those who cannot run. On May 13, 2017 I, will be running the Gold Rush 50K (32 mi) in Sacramento. Since I have not run a race of this magnitude since the TNF 50m challenge in over a year, I know it’s going to be a challenge for me. But with proper training, the power of God as my strength, and inspiration of all the A-T families and your support I know I can do this. Please help me and A-T family not only by throwing shout outs every now and then, but you can also donate to this foundation. Please any donation big or small will help researchers find a cure for this rare disease and develop ways to improve the quality of life of these precious children and young adults.
See You on The Trails!!!