Transform Lives on Giving Tuesday:
Join Our Mission to Support Families Facing Rare Diseases
As the holiday season approaches, we are excited to share the joy of Giving Tuesday with you, and we invite you to make a difference in the lives of families impacted by rare diseases. At Jamal's Helping Hands, we have set a goal of raising $5,000 to continue our important work.
What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity when people come together to support the causes that matter most to them. It is the perfect opportunity to give back to the community. This year, we're focusing on supporting families who have faced extraordinary challenges due to rare diseases.
Why Giving Tuesday Matters to Jamal's Helping Hands
At Jamal's Helping Hands, we believe that every family should have access to the support and resources they need during the most challenging times in their lives. We strive to enhance the quality of life for patients with chronic illnesses due to rare disease and their families by providing caregiver information, educational workshops, outreach and awareness, emergency care support, lodging assistance, and other resources in an effort to make the experience of rare disease easier. We are deeply committed to our mission of helping families impacted by rare diseases, and we have seen firsthand the incredible impact of community support.
Meet the Witherow Family
The Witherow family is one of many families supported by Jamal’s Helping Hands. Theresia Witherow lives in North Alabama with her four children and husband. In 2013, her son was diagnosed with a rare condition called FIRES, or febrile, infection-related epilepsy syndrome. It is a condition that affects one in a million children and causes debilitating seizures.
After spending years as a caretaker, and once her son gained more mobility, she reached out to Jamal’s Helping Hands for support and connection. She found valuable resources and financial assistance through her connection with Valeria, JHH’s Executive Director, whose own family was also impacted by a rare disease. Theresia appreciated the inspiring guest speakers, the educational information provided, and the sense of not being alone in her caregiving journey.
“The emotional support and having others understand what we were going through was so valuable. I appreciate everything they do and continue to do to support our family,” she said.
Our Goal on Giving Tuesday
This Giving Tuesday, we are asking for your support to help families like the Witherows. By contributing to Jamal's Helping Hands, you are providing essential resources, care, and support to families facing the challenges of rare diseases.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 to continue our mission of making a positive impact on the lives of these families. Your generous donation will go a long way in ensuring that we can provide the much-needed help to those who need it the most.
How You Can Help
Donate: You can make a direct contribution on our Giving Tuesday page, where every dollar makes a difference.
Spread the Word: Share our campaign with your friends, family, and social networks. Encourage others to join us in making a meaningful impact.
Your generosity can bring hope and support to those who need it most. We will win with Hope, Help and Hands.