Kourageous Karter Race for Robot Legs 2022
Saturday, September 24, 130 people came together to support the Kourageous Karter Foundation and our current mission project to raise medical technology that helps kids with disabilities walk! There was face painting, vendors, a food truck, silent auction, and of course lots of walking and running- all to raise money for our current mission project! Thank you to everyone who showed up in big and small ways. We are humbled and grateful for the generosity, and the support to help us accomplish our goals!
Every child deserves the opportunity to experience something as basic as walking. For kids like Karter, the Trexo Robotics technology allows them to feel what it's like to walk on their own with a typical gait pattern. In other words, it helps their bodies walk the way they are supposed to! Besides the experience of walking, we (and other parents) have noted improvements including: better head control, improved trunk control, neuromuscular health, and for Karter, more energy! To see Karter's body upright "walking" side-by-side his siblings is the intangible benefit science can't measure. For us, the experience is invaluable. We can't put a pricetag on it.
Although we can't put a pricetag on this, in reality it has a hefty one. When your child has medical complexities and the need for adaptive equipment, the cost of living is extreme. This technology is new, and not yet covered by insurance. Families like ours battle insurance companies all the time for essential equipment. Right now, the Trexo is considered a "luxury" item so many families can't afford. And some don't have the capacity required to fundraise for such an item. Walking shouldn't be considered a luxury or privilege. It is a basic experience every child deserves. That's where we come in! And we need your help!
We are calling on all KourageousKarter supporters to help with our mission. We want to raise money so we can give the gift and experience of walking. Our mission is to get at least one family one Trexo by the end of this year. That is our goal! The more money we raise, the more Trexos we can purchase. It's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Please help us accomplish this mission!
We are NOW ACCEPTING donations! Your generous donations will fund our mission projects! Donate online by clicking the box above. You may donate any amount. Everything helps!
Or mail checks to:
PO Box 184
Hugo, MN 55038
Donations are Tax Deductible! EIN: 84-4126787
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