how can you help?
Ways you can help...
- Visit our Byrds for a Cure Facebook group.
- Be sure to Follow us on Twitter.
- Visit our CaringBridge Site.
- Sign the petition.
- Expenses for must-have and nice-to-have equipment for the twins are never ending, and health insurance/Medicaid do not cover all of the costs. To help out, visit any Bank of America branch and mention the Byrd Special Needs Trust.
Finding a cure for SMA is not easy or cheap. As part of a community affected by a "rare" disease, we work all year long with other individuals and families nationwide to raise money to fund awareness projects and cure-focused research initiatives. To those of you who are compelled by Kyle and Lauren's story, may we suggest contributing your resources to the following two charitable organizations who we trust have our children's well being in mind and are also committed to our cause:
The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation
Families of SMA
SMA is a curable disease. Until we find that cure, children like ours will continue to suffer. We will not rest until the day comes when a diagnosis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy is not a death sentence for the children. Donations to these firms may be made in honor of Kyle & Lauren Byrd. Thank you for your consideration.
To all of you who contribute to great efforts and causes already: please accept our humble thanks. Your time and money to a variety of philanthropic efforts also benefit our family--directly or indirectly--and we appreciate the support of our family, friends and community. Knowing that we are not in this alone is incredibly moving and motivating.