Meet Kathleen!


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Kathleen is a precious nine-year-old girl who suffers from the ravages of Atypical Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (NAD).  The disease slowly deteriorates muscular and neurological functioning. There is no treatment for the illness, which has greatly affected Kathleen. She is gradually losing motor control and cannot sit upright or support her head. She also endures very frightening muscle spasms. For Kathleen, each day is a struggle as she battles for a fun childhood.

Kathleen enjoys listening to the popular mega-hit artists Taylor Swift and Britney Spears. Like most other girls, she is also eager to play “dress-up.” She feels extra pretty putting on make-up and fixing her nails and hair, but she is always beautiful! Most importantly, Kathleen’s family adores her. Kathleen and her uncle love the trampoline. He holds her tightly and they laugh and giggle with every springy bounce!

Kathleen really needs an accessible bathroom.  She needs a roll-in-shower in place of her normal tub to make bathing accessible and safe. The modification will also make things easier for her family.