Our Founding Inspiration
Meet Calvin. Calvin is now 15 years old. He is an adorable boy who is witty, talkative, and friendly. He is the first born of triplet siblings--being one minute older than his brother and sister is a position he takes seriously! Calvin inspires us because he never complains about his growing struggles and doesn't want special attention. Each day, some of Calvin's muscles are dying and at age 12 he lost the ability to walk and now relies on a power wheelchair to get around. As the disease is progressive, he now needs help just brushing his own teeth, dressing and feeding himself and even picking up a book to read has become impossible for him to do alone. The typical course of Duchenne also affects respiratory function and since the heart is a muscle too, eventually Cal's heart will fail. Most boys with Duchenne do not live past their teens or twenties. Cal's daily struggles are growing, yet he is always upbeat and finds humor in just about everything. After a day of sledding and snowmobiling, Calvin exclaimed, "Yeah, I'm livin' large!" Calvin, YOU inspire us to "live large" everyday and help make a difference in the lives of the 20,000 boys living with Duchenne!
How you can support us
We are raising funds to support Duchenne research, advocacy, adaptive recreation opportunities and equipment for daily living thru support of the Jett Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Kingston, MA.
Your secure online donation may be made by simply clicking on the DONATE NOW button at the top of this page. Your tax deductible donation in the form of a check may be made payable to Jett Foundation. Please write Gals For Cal in the Memo field and mail to Jett Foundation, 68 Evergreen St. Suite One, Kingston, Ma. 02364.
The Gals thank you for your support!
We could not accomplish these goals without you!
She swims, she rides, she runs, she rocks DMD!
2017 Gals For Cal