Thank you Teri Von Rajcs Taylor!

Thank you Teri Von Rajcs Taylor!

Why I Love This Baby So Much

Charleston “Cash” Goeppert is my first grandchild. One year ago we were told he has SMA Type 1. Our world fell out from beneath us. Doctors said to take him home, love him, and he would die.
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! I couldn’t be hearing those words. Why him???? Why my daughter’s baby???? Why my family????
Instead of giving up, we have fought. Cash is 15 months old and is thriving. I have three focuses of my fight against SMA:
1. Helping my daughter, Ashley, in any way that I possibly can so that she can be the best mama she can be to this beautiful boy.
2. Educating people about this disease.
3. Raising funds to find the cure so I don’t have to lose my precious grandson.
I am joining this fundraiser with the goal of reaching at least $5,000 over the next year. I plan on doing bake sales, having an information booth during Downtown Truckee Days over the summer, helping with a golf tournament in my neighborhood by getting silent donation items, and having a pasta feed.
SMA has changed my life. I no longer get to call my daughter to go see a movie that I want to see; we don’t get to go out to lunch; no more sleepovers, no more vacations together, no more facials, mani/pedis, trips to Barnes and Noble. My grandson needs help even taking breaths at times. This disease is a nightmare, and I will do anything in my power to get it out of my life.
Why am I doing this fundraiser??? Because I love Charleston, and because
I’M HIS GRANDMA!!!!