Hello everybody. I am in the United States and I started a charity named after my sons in October 2018. We just got our 501c3 registered charity status one week ago today & I received the approval letter from the IRS today.
My son Austin died of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2012 at the age of 16. My son Everett died of Duchenne in 2017 at the age of 22. They lived valiantly and joyfully all of their life and I am confident that they have been reunited in heaven. God is good. The eternal things that God taught us all through these two blessed individuals are priceless.
The Everett and Austin Project is my way of giving back to third world countries which do not have first world care for Duchenne and other rare diseases. My sons received first world care for their disease in our home country, the good-old USA.
We made our first trip to a third world country last fall & began helping a family that has struggled to raise FIVE boys with Duchenne in abject poverty. We continue to help them & when we were on TV there in Uganda, we learned of many more kids in similar situations that we are trying desperately to help.
Please reach out to me to discuss & pray how you might be able to help us to reach them. We of course need money, but that is not all. We need lots of prayer.
We also need people to help us break stereotypes & stigmas & poverty cycles that are slowing us down. The needs are great. Please pray about how you might join us in this cause.