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

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