Within minutes of having posted the update about being only $125 short of the $3000, the $125 was donated! In only about 45 minutes! Praise the Lord!

I’m so thankful. Wow, this is quite a huge blessing of God’s people in action rallying around me to pick me up. It encourages me even more to continue this charity idea for “The Everett and Austin Project.”

I’m very excited about it and feel like this is God’s calling on my life. I can speak to it and about it from a father’s perspective. I can identify and empathize with those going through it now. I feel a passion to help, not just in America but also in 3rd world countries where there isn’t as much support.

1 in 5000 boys have the disease, both in America where there is a lot of support through the MDA, but also in Africa, for example, where MDA does not operate or help.

So I want The Everett and Austin Project to reach those in need with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in parts of the world where there isn’t much help at all.

These are the very basic goals of the project:

1. Support those who are going through the difficult disease, both the children and also the parents.

2. Create more awareness of what Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is.

3. Contribute financially toward Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research and push toward treatments and a cure

4. Helping the poor affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, especially those in 3rd world countries.

It truly is almost unbelievable that this disease affects every 1 in 5000 males at birth. Who knew it was so common?

By Tim Gillen

I'm a born-again christian, sold out to serving the needs of the less fortunate and in Sub-Saharan Africa. I founded The Everett and Austin Project in October 2018 to honor my 2 boys posthumously by helping people living in poverty going thru Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases. My sons each died of Duchenne, Austin in 2012 at age 16 and Everett in 2017 at age 22.

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