2013 Arizona Apraxia Walk
Raising Funds For & Awareness Of Apraxia

I’ve done my share of fundraising over the years for different causes, but I’ve just started my most personal fundraising journey – raising money for Apraxia Of Speech, a neurological disorder that our daughter has, and is severely impacted by.

I have shared before what apraxia is as well as talking about The Childhood Apraxia Of Speech Association of America.  In short, apraxia is a neurological disorder that affects motor planning, making speech hard for some kids and almost impossible for children such as Grace.   She works every single day, in therapy and at home, to find her voice.  It is an incredibly slow process.


Some statistics show that it takes some children with apraxia as many as 3,000 repetitions to master a single sound.   It is a huge mountain to climb.  So few people, even professionals, understand apraxia, which is why it is so important to us to not only raise funds, but to raise awareness.

If you can support our walk in any way, be it by joining our team, donating or simply spreading the word, we would truly appreciate it.  As I said, this is a very personal mission.  There is nothing I want more in life than to know that someday this little girl with the great big personality will be able to express herself and find her voice.    Apraxia is a huge part of our lives every day.

I leave you with a video that does an incredible job of sharing the feelings that we have as parents when it comes to apraxia, and why it matters so much for us to do what we can to help.   Head here to check out Team Grace’s page for the 2013 Arizona Apraxia Walk.  You can donate, join our team or just help spread the word! 

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    • says

      Jaren, thank you so much, I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to me for someone to reach out and help as you have. Big hug and thank you!!!

  1. Timme says

    Thank you for your voice. I was just browsing your site for amazing cake pops and then saw your daughter has Apraxia. My son who is 12 has Apraxia also. It is difficult for him to speak as well, but he is learning every day to use his words. Our children are so amazing, they work so hard and appreciate the little accomplishments. I wish you good luck in your journey.

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