What is Rett Syndrome?
Rett syndrome is a genetic neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in females. Rett syndrome becomes apparent after 6-18 months of early normal development. It results in a regression that leads to lifelong impairments.It is often misdiagnosed as autism or cerebral palsy and has no cure. It is the only autism spectrum disorder with a known genetic cause. Those inflicted with this disorder have no purposeful hand use due to their repetitive hand movements, hand wringing and mouthing. Speech is lost, seizures develop and scoliosis occurs. Irregular breathing patterns, hyperventilation and breath holding take place. More than half of the girls and women lose their ability to walk. Those diagnosed with Rett syndrome require maximum assistance with even the most basic daily activities. A girl is born every two hours with Rett syndrome. A cure for Rett Syndrome will yield major advances toward treatments for millions of people around the world with Autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson, Brain Injuries among others
RedCoach had a fundraiser for Rett Syndrome during the month of October which is Rett Syndrome’s awareness month.
Children Home Society
Why CHS? Because…
- Every 47 seconds a child in the U.S. suffers abuse or neglect
- Nearly 2.8 million U.S. teens run away every year — usually to escape issues at home
- 20,000 Florida children live in uncertainty because it’s too dangerous at home
- 104,000+ U.S. children long for the day they’ll be adopted
Every day across Florida, thousands of children and families face complex, heartbreaking challenges. When they need help, they turn to CHS. By focusing on innovative programs that work, CHS works hard to help them create bright futures, where every child’s potential is realized.
During the month of December, RedCoach organized a toy drive.
Funding Working Families
Funding Working Families’ mission is to provide inspiring theme park vacations to underprivileged children and their hard working families. According to the US Census Bureau the 2016 poverty threshold for a household of 2 adults and 2 children is an annual income of $24,036. These families are working but unable to afford a much needed family vacation that many of us enjoy yearly.
RedCoach donated rides for these families to go on their vacation.