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Create a team or join an existing team and walk with your friends, family and co-workers to provide HELP, HOPE, and ANSWERS for thousands of families in the Greater Houston area. Together you can make a huge impact in the lives of people with disabilities!

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Donate to a walker or make a general donation. Your gift will give children like Vincent, who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and autism, the opportunity to work with specialized therapists to find the right communication tools so he can work independently. 

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 $103,311.03 Total Raised in 2021

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Featured Participant Stories

Meet Austin


Photo by Krytondra Mamou
Austin was born in August 2019 and, to his family's knowledge, was a healthy little kid who didn't like to eat too much. His pediatrician became concerned as he fell off the growth charts, while also losing the drive to hold up his head in tummy time. At around 5 months old, he was admitted to Texas Children's Hospital for failure to thrive. Genetic testing was run there, which is how it was discovered that Austin has a rare and life-limiting form of muscular dystrophy called L-CMD, resulting from a de novo mutation on his LMNA gene.L-CMD attacks the skeletal and heart muscles and is a progressive disease for which there is currently no treatment and no cure.

Upon receiving his diagnosis, Austin was enrolled in occupational therapy, although due to COVID, it was switched to virtual almost immediately. His wonderful occupational therapist, Alysia, introduced his family to Missy at Easter Seals, who was able to take him on as a virtual patient. Read more...

Meet Evelyn


Evelyn was born as a healthy, happy baby in September of 2013. Everything seemed fine until she began having seizures at three-months old and she then progressively began missing early developmental milestones. Genetic testing revealed that she had STXBP1 related disorders, a very rare genetic mutation that causes a broad range of symptoms including early-onset seizures, developmental delays, intellectual disability, muscular hypotonia, spasticity and ataxia. Additionally, Evelyn has tremors, difficulty with motor planning, sensory processing disorder, limited speech and severe ADHD. All that aside, Evelyn is a perpetually happy, sweet little girl! She wakes up happy and falls asleep happy. She is blessed with truly living only in the moment. She brings joy to everyone she meets! She is a true angel with vibrant personality and a wonderful sense of humor that permeates every space she enters. Her indomitable spirit and tenacity drive her to meet every challenge. She literally NEVER stops trying…ever!  Read more...

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