Relay for Rett

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Please support this campaign that is raising funds for a non-profit in the U.S. called the Rett Syndrome Research Trust that is working hard to reverse Rett Syndrome, a cruel disorder that afflicts Kitti Wadsworth and 350,000 other girls and women. A cure is possible if the research is funded.


About Kitti:

I am 5-years old and I have Rett Syndrome. With enough funding for research, a cure for Rett is just around the corner. With your help, I could one day walk, talk and use my hands just like other girls my age.

I have two big brothers who adore me. Their names are Marcus and Leo. I also have a cat called Jinxy. My favorite colour is pink, but my Mum and Dad tell me it should be purple because purple is the colour for Rett Syndrome. I really like playing with my friends but because I have Rett, I sometimes can’t. Rett has taken my ability to walk, use my hands and communicate using words, but luckily I can use my eyes. If you want to talk to me, you just need to look into my eyes and concentrate and you will understand what I am saying. I cry sometimes because I cannot do what other girls my age do. Even though this makes me sad sometimes, I am mostly happy. I cannot eat lumpy or crunchy food because I find it hard to chew. That’s ok though, because my Mum purees all of my food so it makes it easy for me to eat.


Thank you for helping me and all the other girls and women who have Rett Syndrome.

**Please note that the donation levels to the right are U.S. dollars.**


What is Rett Syndrome?

Rett Syndrome is serious lifelong neurological disorder that is caused by random mutations in a gene called MECP2. Diagnosed almost exclusively in girls, symptoms typically appear in toddlerhood. Many children with Rett are unable to speak, walk or use their hands. Breathing problems, feeding tubes, seizures, anxiety, gastrointestinal and orthopedic issues are common.

Despite the debilitating nature of the disorder our girls are so much more than a laundry list of symptoms. Their beauty and their strength inspire and motivate us.

Rett Syndrome stands apart from other neurological disorders due to the dramatic reversibility of symptoms in animal models. Our confidence that Rett Syndrome is curable guides our every decision.

Learn more about Rett here.

Who is RSRT?

The Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) was launched in 2008 with a singular goal: to drive the development of treatments and cures for Rett Syndrome and related MECP2 disorders. As one of the few neurological disorders to demonstrate dramatic symptom reversal in the lab, Rett Syndrome has captured the attention of the world's premiere university and pharmaceutical industry scientists. RSRT is operating at the nexus of this activity, leading and advancing the research agenda.

By funding the most Rett research worldwide, $35 million since 2008, we strive to put ourselves out of business as soon as possible.

Learn more about RSRT here.

Supporters (48)

  1. Angela Harrison 
    8 months ago
    $50
  2. carole lowe 
    9 months ago
    $50
  3. Amanda Lamb 
    9 months ago
    $50
  4. Angela Adams 
    9 months ago
    $250
  5. Phillippa Wright 
    9 months ago
    $25
  6. Steve Hersee 
    9 months ago
    $100
  7. Cheri Williams 
    9 months ago
    $100
  8. Kitti Committee  
    9 months ago
    $6,794.32
  9. Kellie Tillman  
    9 months ago
    $25
  10. Jemma Greentree 
    9 months ago
    $25
  11. kiri henry 
    10 months ago
    $50
  12. Anonymous 
    10 months ago
    $50
  13. Phil, Judith and Eve Lambie-Wootton 
    10 months ago
    $250
  14. Christopher Wadsworth 
    10 months ago
    $500
  15. Amanda Wadsworth 
    10 months ago
    $500
  16. victoria bishop 
    10 months ago
    $100
  17. Lesley Greaves 
    10 months ago
    $100
  18. Claire Harrison 
    10 months ago
    $50
  19. Roz James 
    10 months ago
    $25
  20. Lesley Spencer 
    10 months ago
    $25
  21. Danielle Nicholas  
    10 months ago
    $25
  22. Anonymous 
    10 months ago
    $50
  23. Kathy Whines 
    10 months ago
    $25
  24. Vicki Kiddle 
    10 months ago
    $100
  25. melinda sims 
    10 months ago
    $100
  26. Allison Akers 
    10 months ago
    $50
  27. Michelle Cleaver 
    10 months ago
    $25
  28. Judy Gill 
    10 months ago
    $25
  29. Naomi Collier 
    10 months ago
    $25
  30. Fiona McCarthy 
    10 months ago
    $25
  31. Pip Killeen 
    10 months ago
    $50
  32. Lisa Barlin 
    10 months ago
    $25
  33. Mieki O\'Sullivan 
    10 months ago
    $50
  34. Jane Daniel 
    10 months ago
    $50
  35. Melanie Sims 
    10 months ago
    $25
  36. Karen Nixon 
    10 months ago
    $50
  37. Fiona Lefebvre  
    10 months ago
    $50
  38. Kylee Thistleton  
    10 months ago
    $25
  39. Kerry Flett 
    10 months ago
    $25
  40. Helen Fraser 
    10 months ago
    $25
  41. Alison Myers 
    11 months ago
    $50
  42. Angela Rodaughan  
    11 months ago
    $25
  43. Angela Adams 
    11 months ago
    $25
  44. Richard Flanagan  
    11 months ago
    $100
  45. Belinda Gwynne 
    11 months ago
    $100
  46. Doreen Parsons 
    11 months ago
    $50
  47. Lesley Spencer 
    11 months ago
    $100
  48. Natalie Gemmell 
    11 months ago
    $25

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