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Mission Minna

A campaign by: Caroline & Chris Van Arsdale / $100,000 Goal
138 Donors
Raised Percent :
81.27%

81.27% Funded
, United States (US)
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As she approached her first birthday, Minna seemed like a happy, healthy baby girl, her red hair and sweet smile charming everyone she met —that hasn’t changed. However, at 15 months of age we noticed delays in her development and set out to identify and confront the underlying cause of her challenges. On July 30th 2019 the doctors introduced us to Rett Syndrome and our hearts were shattered. We learned that our perfect little girl was going to face hardships that no child should ever have to face.

For the past two years Minna has been on a mission to combat her symptoms and build her skills to prepare for a cure. At 3 years old she is slowly learning to walk and communicate with us through eye gaze. She battles epileptic activity in her brain, severe reflux, GI issues, anxiety, motor skill deficiencies and irregular breathing patterns. Regardless of the level of difficulty or pain, she does everything with a smile. The one thing that Rett has not taken is her sweet, sincere, loving personality.

Our family’s mission since her diagnosis is to find a cure. The rate at which the research is advancing is what keeps us hopeful each day. We have committed our lives to funding research in any capacity to save the life of our daughter and, hopefully, children with many other genetic disorders.

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Donation Levels

$5000

Minna's Hero

3 Donors

$1000

Minna's Star

18 Donors

$500

Minna's Champion

27 Donors

$250

Minna's Supporter

24 Donors

$100

Minna's Advocate

58 Donors

Name Donation Amount Date
Julie Behrendt $200 January 31, 2024
Sue Cain $250 December 26, 2023
Cait,Sean,Amanda Moorhead $100 December 23, 2023
Caroline & Chris Van Arsdale $10,000 December 01, 2023
Caroline & Chris Van Arsdale $10,000 December 01, 2023
Trevor Graham $1,000 November 30, 2023
Amy Van Arsdale $200 November 29, 2023
Diane Willian $500 November 29, 2023
Jennifer Cronin $200 November 29, 2023
Cynthia Toal $50 November 29, 2023
Erica Nuyen $100 November 29, 2023
Cameron Fowler $100 November 29, 2023
Deborah Beardsley $1,000 November 28, 2023
Nancy Thomas $500 November 28, 2023
Pam Hendrix $25 November 28, 2023
Robyn & Jerry Bien-Willner $360 November 28, 2023
James Chapin $100 November 28, 2023
Mike Roberts $100 November 28, 2023
Kelly Otjen $100 November 28, 2023
Chuck & Mandy Thomson $100 November 28, 2023
Kathy Van Arsdale $3,000 November 28, 2023
Timothy Freeman $100 November 28, 2023
Christy Radovcic $100 November 28, 2023
McKenna Hogue $100 November 28, 2023
Jen Leonetti $100 November 28, 2023
Anonymous $250 November 28, 2023
Joe Haberl $500 November 28, 2023
Mona Smith $500 September 02, 2023
Kathy Van Arsdale $400 May 12, 2023
Martha Gomez $200 May 10, 2023
Alison Loomis $250 April 23, 2023
Claudia Teetsel $100 February 16, 2023
Kathy Van Arsdale $500 January 16, 2023
Joe & Barb Strittmatter $50 December 29, 2022
Kathy Van Arsdale $3,000 December 27, 2022
Chris Janick $1,000 December 16, 2022
Arlene Ben-Horin $50 December 14, 2022
Randi Yaw $250 November 30, 2022
Anonymous $250 November 30, 2022
Linda Yaw $50 November 30, 2022
Mimi Zipser $500 November 29, 2022
SAN TAN FORD $250 November 29, 2022
Kelly Otjen $25 November 29, 2022
Rebecca Erbe $250 November 29, 2022
Jill Zeman $100 November 29, 2022
James Chapin $100 November 29, 2022
Kathy Van Arsdale $500 November 29, 2022
Jeanne Berg jberg244@charter.net $100 November 26, 2022
Cameron Fowler $100 November 09, 2022
Diane Willian $500 October 31, 2022
Nancy Thomas $250 October 30, 2022
Jennifer Leonetti $250 October 30, 2022
Joseph Haberl $500 October 29, 2022
Carol Perry $500 October 28, 2022
Marc Cavness $100 October 28, 2022
amy Stoney $200 October 28, 2022
Janette Otjen $100 October 02, 2022
Kathy Van Arsdale $337 September 07, 2022
Kathy Van Arsdale $1,000 June 01, 2022
Claudia Teetsel $100 May 22, 2022
Kathy Van Arsdale $675 March 28, 2022
Thammy Donnelly $200 March 09, 2022
Kathy Van Arsdale $600 February 07, 2022
David Amster $180 January 19, 2022
Barry Axler & Assoc Ltd $180 January 10, 2022
Tom Johnson $100 January 10, 2022
Celia Teteak $100 December 28, 2021
Marcia Anderson $500 December 19, 2021
Marcia and Jeff Anderson $500 December 15, 2021
REBECCA ERBE $500 December 08, 2021
Susan Harris $500 December 08, 2021
Jason Van Arsdale $100 December 07, 2021
Maureen and Hutchinson $100 December 03, 2021
Lorin Swift $250 December 02, 2021
Wayne A Case $250 December 01, 2021
Jane Horn $100 December 01, 2021
James Chapin $100 December 01, 2021
Shannon Hoenninger $100 December 01, 2021
Diane Willian $500 December 01, 2021
MaryPat Butler $500 December 01, 2021
Erica Nuyen $100 December 01, 2021
Sydney Sherman $250 November 30, 2021
Lindsay Ambriz $100 November 30, 2021
Nancy Thomas $100 November 30, 2021
Charles & Amanda Thomson $100 November 30, 2021
Shaun McCrain $100 November 30, 2021
Kathy Van Arsdale $1,000 November 30, 2021
Kelly Vasbinder $100 November 30, 2021
MARY KAY LEONETTI $1,000 November 30, 2021
Megan Hedstrom $50 November 30, 2021
Amy Stoney $250 November 29, 2021
Joseph Haberl $560 November 24, 2021
Kathy Van Arsdale $250 November 21, 2021
Anne & Jim Spellman $1,000 November 05, 2021
Kathy Van Arsdale $300 November 03, 2021
Alison Loomis $250 October 28, 2021
Shannon Manning $100 October 28, 2021
Anonymous $100 October 28, 2021
Krystal Gillis $100 October 26, 2021
Phoebe Fox $100 October 26, 2021
Michael Baumann $100 October 26, 2021
Arlene Ben-Horin $50 October 26, 2021
Parrish Scott $100 October 26, 2021
Jill Zeman $100 October 19, 2021
Cameron Fowler $250 October 18, 2021
Mimi Zipser $500 October 14, 2021
San Tan Ford San Tan Ford $1,000 October 12, 2021
David & Candy Bernstein $1,000 October 10, 2021
Kathy Van Arsdale $800 October 08, 2021
Deborah Beardsley $1,000 October 08, 2021
Veronica Slavik $440 October 04, 2021
Kristy Moore $1,000 October 04, 2021
Jim & Carol Schmidt $1,000 October 03, 2021
Julie Behrendt $100 October 01, 2021
Jane h Horn $100 October 01, 2021
Chris Janick $1,000 October 01, 2021
Kerri Rouse $100 October 01, 2021
Anonymous $500 October 01, 2021
Randi Yaw $250 October 01, 2021
Erica Jolokai $100 October 01, 2021
Anonymous $500 October 01, 2021
Kathy Van Arsdale $120 September 19, 2021
Dixie & Larry Edwards $100 August 25, 2021
Emily Resnick $100 August 25, 2021
Kelsey Jacobson $100 August 21, 2021
Kathy Van Arsdale $552 August 02, 2021
David Wilcox $250 July 26, 2021
George Wordingham $1,000 July 20, 2021
Kathy Van Arsdale $2,250 July 20, 2021
Jennifer Theobold $100 July 20, 2021
Claudia Danovic $100 July 20, 2021
Thomas McGlasson $500 July 20, 2021
Susan Monahan $100 July 20, 2021
Kathie Lee & Malcolm Howard $1,000 July 20, 2021
Kathy Van Arsdale $724 July 20, 2021
David Highmark $500 July 20, 2021
Kathy Van Arsdale $340 July 17, 2021
Caroline & Chris Van Arsdale $10,000 June 23, 2021