We would like to thank everyone for their support with Cynthia’s Challenge.
Our fundraiser was extremely successful and we are very grateful for your support in helping us reach our fundraising goal. The proceeds from the fundraising will be directly applied to the purchase of a Service Dog to predict seizures for Cynthia Verrill.
Our fundraising team worked very hard to reach our goal and with your help, we were able to meet out our goal of $35,000 and Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers have provided the Verrill family with a 2 year old yellow lab named "King" Jersey for Cynthia.
Cynthia was born with tuberous sclerosis -- also called tuberous sclerosis complex. TSC is a rare, multi-system genetic disease that causes benign tumors to grow in the brain and on other vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs and skin. It usually affects the central nervous system and results in a combination of symptoms including seizures, developmental delay, behavioral problems, skin abnormalities and kidney disease. There is no cure for TSC, although treatment is available for a number of the symptoms. With a service dog, seizures can be detected before the onset, which will allow Cynthia to live life more independently. Within hours, "King" Jersey had already alerted Cythinia's parents that a small seizure was about to occur.
Once again Cynthia’s Challenge, would like to thank you for your very generous support in reaching our fundraising goals.
Cynthia, Stacie and Kevin Verrill
King Pine Ski Area and Cynthia’s Challenge