MILES FOR MASON - Second graders in Mrs. Cheryl Larison’s classroom at La Porte City Elementary School raised nearly $170 in support of Mason Gonzalez, three year old younger brother of classmate Ayden. The fundraiser was organized by Alisha Evans, pictured in the center back row with her daughter, Natalie, standing at her left.

MILES FOR MASON – Second graders in Mrs. Cheryl Larison’s classroom at La Porte City Elementary School raised nearly $170 in support of Mason Gonzalez, three year old younger brother of classmate Ayden. The fundraiser was organized by Alisha Evans, pictured in the center back row with her daughter, Natalie, standing at her left.

“Miles for Mason” is a fundraiser to help raise awareness for Mason Gonzalez.  Mason is three years old and has Angelman Syndrome.
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births. AS is often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism. Characteristics of the disorder include developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders. Individuals with Angelman syndrome will require life-long care.
Ayden Gonzalez is Mason’s big brother who just completed second grade at La Porte City Elementary School. Prior to the completion of the school year, Ayden and his classmates participated in “Miles for Mason,” a fundraiser that exchanged good deeds for a donation of change. The more deeds done, the greater amount of change raised! Using a simple form to document their deeds, second graders at the school raised $237.67, with nearly $170 raised by Ayden and his classmates in Mrs. Cheryl Larison’s classroom.
For additional information about the fundraiser, visit “Miles for Mason” on Facebook. To learn more about Angelman Syndrome, logon to www.cureangelman.org.