$274.06
$5,000
Melissa runs FAST FAST
Melissa runs FAST
$274.06
$5,000
FAST
Melissa runs FAST
Melissa runs FAST

Melissa's page has now expired

477 days ago, Melissa created this page in support of FAST.

With the help of Tuck’s Army, Melissa gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 3 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $274.06.

My Story

Hey all, my name is Melissa a first time half-marathon runner!

I started my running adventure five months ago with the hope that I would find out the meaning of strength, determination and perseverance. But, I knew that there was a bigger reason to push towards my goals other than than personal accomplishment. That's where Tuck comes in.

Tuck has Angelman syndrome, which I had never heard of before meeting his incredibly strong mother 7 months ago. I unfortunately was among the majority who does not know about Angelman Syndrome and the true impact it has on superhero like Tuck and his family. Angelmans Syndrome is a neuro-genetic disorder which is often misdiagnosed as Autism or Cerebral Palsy. This rare syndrome manifests in seizures, developmental delays, lack of speech and walking/balance disorders. FAST researchers know exactly what causes Angelman Syndrome and have already cured it in the laboratory. Today, five therapy strategies are in development to treat Angelman syndrome. I am striving to lessen the gap between unawareness and improving knowledge. My goal is to help mothers like Chelsea hear her son tell her he loves her for the first time.

On october 21st i'll be running for Tuck, a kid with more heart, determination and strength than I have ever seen. Unstopped by roadblocks and a smile so contagious it can light a whole room. I will be running for Tuck who cannot. I will be running so that he can run along side of me one day. I am running for the other children with Angelmans syndrome and for a cure. I am running for Tucks army, join me and donate today.

With love,
Melissa

Team

Tuck’s Army

We've created this team because we’re inspired by the breakthroughs being made by FAST, and we want to do our part by raising money to fund clinical trials for Angelman syndrome (AS). FAST researchers know exactly what causes AS and have already cured it in the laboratory. Today, five therapy strategies are in development to treat Angelman syndrome. Your donation to my page helps fund all of them. Please help me support this critical research by clicking the “Give Now” button and donating whatever you can. Every single dollar counts and is appreciated! The more people that know about FAST, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your your contacts. Since AS is a rare disorder, we truly rely on the support of friends and family members to fund this groundbreaking research. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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Tuck’s Army

We've created this team because we’re inspired by the breakthroughs being made by FAST, and we want to do our part by raising money to fund clinical trials for Angelman syndrome (AS). FAST researchers know exactly what causes AS and have already cured it in the laboratory. Today, five therapy strategies are in development to treat Angelman syndrome. Your donation to my page helps fund all of them. Please help me support this critical research by clicking the “Give Now” button and donating whatever you can. Every single dollar counts and is appreciated! The more people that know about FAST, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your your contacts. Since AS is a rare disorder, we truly rely on the support of friends and family members to fund this groundbreaking research. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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