ALMA, WI- After reviewing all the applications for an Action Track Chair, RUTTING RIDGE FOUNDATION is excited to announce this years recipients of an ACTION TRACK CHAIR. This year it goes to MAX (AGE 12) and JAKE LESPERANCE (AGE 10) of Neenah WI. MAX AND JAKE both suffer from AT, Ataxia-telangiectasia, or “A-T,” is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects a startling variety of body systems. The first signs of the disease usually appear early in childhood (the toddler stage), when children begin to walk. Though they usually start walking at a normal age, they wobble or sway when walking, standing still or sitting. The onset of this ataxia marks the beginning of progressive degeneration of a part of the brain, known as the cerebellum that gradually leads to a general lack of muscle control, and eventually confines the patient to a wheelchair.
Here are a couple pictures of Max and Jake test-driving a couple of ACTION CHAIRS for fit. Marks comments this week, “The smiles” as they cruised through the yard in the snow, no words. Thanks and bless all of you!”
Rutting Ridge Foundation would like to thank all of you that helped support the foundation over the last year. With out your support we would not be able to make this happen. Rutting Ridge Foundation will be giving one ACTION TRACK CHAIR to the family so that both kids will be able to use the chair. Once there new Action Track Chair is delivered they will be going on hunts in Buffalo County, WI with Rutting Ridge outfitters, LLC.
Rutting Ridge Foundation Inc. is a 501 c3 non-profit company (EIN #81-0756532) that was created to help physically challenged youth and veterans enjoy a hunting/fishing trip of a lifetime that they would not normally be able to experience. From hunting giant whitetails & turkeys in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, to fishing for 10 pound walleyes in the Mississippi River, it’s an outdoor adventure they will never forget!
If you would like to help support the RUTTING RIDGE FOUNDATION please visit us on our website at www.ruttingridgefoundation.org. If you would like to be part of our next fundraiser we are having a 52 gun raffle that starts on June 2nd. Please contact either Mike Bahr Jarrad Fluekiger Erin Buck Lorenson Laura Harrington or Joe Breznik if you would like a raffle ticket.
If you know anyone that would like to be a candidate for an action chair that lives in Wisconsin and is under the age of 25 please feel free to fill out the application listed on our website.