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November 06 - November 19

Rhett's Roadies
Rhett's Roadies is a 501c3, Non-profit organization that supports the local Down Syndrome Community. They hold a yearly event where local Texas Country Music artists donate their time and talents, as well as a silent and live auction. In the last 5 years they have raised over $200K to support some amazing programs for people with Down syndrome and their families. All of this inspired by their very own, Rhett, who was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome and continues to bless our lives. Even though their event is once a year, they fundraise all year long. Thank you so much for your support!

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Transition Hope
CPATH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formed for charitable, educational and support purposes. CPATH was created to provide resources, support, and financial assistance to families and individuals living with cerebral palsy while building community awareness and acceptance for all. CPATH has been recognized by the state of Texas as a non-profit organization and the response from individuals, community organizations, businesses and other non-profits has been overwhelming. We are honored to serve the cerebral palsy community!

The Miracle League
The Miracle League provides opportunities for children with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of their abilities. They also promote community support and sponsorship of Miracle Leagues as well as the construction of special facilities that meet the unique needs of Miracle League players and their families.

Ty Pozzobon Foundation
The Ty Pozzobon Foundation is a Canadian non-profit that protects and supports the health and well-being of rodeo competitors inside and outside the arena.

Firefighters vs Autism
Firefighters vs. Autism was organized exclusively to educate the community about the dangers of wandering and drowning that are prevalent among those within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They are firefighters, family members and friends who are primarily engaged in educating first responders, the community, as well as the parents of children with Autism, for the purpose of preventing wandering and drowning among individuals with ASD. Their primary purpose is to provide workshops for first responders in order to educate them on the dangers of wandering and drowning as well as to provide opportunities for families, friends and/or caregivers to learn about what they can do to prevent these tragedies from happening. Firefighters vs Autism provides information to the community in general on the dangers that individuals with Autism could face.
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    Jaden

    14 yrs old

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    Tahja

    19 yrs old

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    AAsher

    7 yrs old

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    Jack

    12 yrs old

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    Rhett

    6 yrs old

Jaden is 14 years old. He was diagnosed with Non Verbal Learning Disability  (NVLD) and ADHD when he was 7. He enjoys football, art, rock climbing, and  showing support for charitable causes such as cancer awareness, when he isn't  torturing his older brother. When he grows up he would like to be a  Veterinarian.

Tahja, 19 years old and diagnosed with Autism, is a student at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. He enjoys drawing all the time! “If you ever see me, you see me with a pencil and drawing pad, in my hand. My favorite things to draw are portraits. Some of my favorites have been drawings of Michael Jackson, basketball players, Rhianna and his friends." Tahja is currently collecting his drawings for an art show and hopes to sell some them.

AAsher is 7 years old and he sports an extra 21st chromosome, which we like to call the "love" chromosome. The doctors call it Down syndrome. AAsher also has apraxia of speech, which makes him non-verbal (but we are working very hard in therapy to help him beat that diagnosis). He uses sign language and a speech device to communicate right now.
When AAsher's 3rd birthday was coming up (12-12-12), we decided to do something extra special since it fell on such a cool date and that's where it all began.........We thought about a special party or something surrounding the number 12 and that grew into 12 days of gifts!! Since he was going to be turning "3", we decided that we would give 3 gifts per day for 12 days leading up to his actual birthday! Birthday gifts for others!!! What I didn't realize when we decided to embark on this journey was the overwhelming joy that not only the recipients would experience, but the joy that EVERYONE experienced!!! This tiny little boy with so many odds against him was changing people, one heart and mind at a time! It didn't start off as a way to raise awareness for Down syndrome, but it just happened!! I truly believe that it was MEANT to happen this way. 12-12-12 (21-21-21 in triplicate backwards.......3 copies of the 21st chromosome....... what do you think?) Since then, we have continued to do extra special things for others during AAsher's birthday month. He's given gifts to the homeless, veterans, the elderly, orphans, the police and we have even given the gift of hair to make wigs for women with Cancer. AAsher grows his hair all year so that he can donate 9" each time for wigs! He truly has the most loving heart for others and such an amazing gift of compassion.
Last year we decided to adopt 12 angels from a group home that houses adults with all different special needs (special abilities we like to call it). AAsher was able to raise enough money to give each of the 12 angels $50 worth of gifts each from their Christmas lists!! We would love to be able to do that again this year with your help by purchasing AAsher's designs!!!
Our goal for the future is to complete our 501C paperwork and turn AAsher's 12 days of birthday gifts into a year round, 12 month of giving organization. Sort of like a make a wish organization. Your purchase of AAsher's designs will help us to keep the gift giving going! Best birthday present ever is to give to others! I hope that you will join us!

Jack is a 12 year old who loves his Lego’s and playing his Bass! Jack’s father is the founder of the nonprofit Firefighters vs Autism, which was started to help other families who have children with autism. Jack has a little sister named Lucy and a basset hound named Arnold.

Rhett is a sweet, spunky 6 year old boy with Down syndrome and the reason Rhett’s Roadies was created. His diagnosis was not know prenatally, but as soon as he was born his parents hit the ground running, learning everything they could and preparing themselves to be parents of a child with special needs. They are also HUGE Texas Country Music Fans and when it came time to pick a name for their Buddy Walk team, Rhett’s Roadies just seemed fitting. What was originally meant to be a small fundraiser to benefit the Down syndrome Partnership of North Texas’ Buddy Walk, turned into a huge, wonderful, yearly event called Rhett’s Roadies. The event is held every first Sunday in October and includes 10 or more Texas country artists that graciously volunteer their time and talent by playing their music for a big crowd at Billy Bob’s Texas in the Fort Worth Stock Yards. A silent and live auction is also held and all the the money raised goes to the Down syndrome community in Fort Worth and surrounding areas. The three organizations that we donate our funds to are The Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas, The KinderFrogs School at TCU and the Fort Worth Dream park. All three of which have played major roles in Rhett’s life. Rhett graduated from the KinderFrogs School at TCU in June of 2017 and is now a Kindergartener in an inclusive setting in Aledo ISD. He, just as his parents, has become a big fan of Texas Country music throughout the years and you can often catch him at home strumming his own guitar and asking to listen to Cody on the iPod. He has the most contagious smile and brings joy to the heart’s of everyone he comes into contact with.