Michala Riggle is an amazing 12 year old girl who has raised over $300,000 to help children with Autism. The name of her foundation, The Michala Riggle Beat Autism Foundation, was founded in Louisville, Kentucky. Her foundation is beginning to spread nationally, and her story has touched the hearts of many people.
Michala Riggle’s brother, Evan is Autistic. Evan began recieving IV infusions of Glutathione weekly at Kosair Children’s Hospital, which is located in Louisville, KY. Evan was the first patient at Kosair Children’s Hospital to recieve this type of treatment for his Autism. With the amazing results Evan had, Kosair Children’s Hospital decided they wanted to conduct a medical study using the same type of medicine on other children with Autism. However the hospital didn’t have enough money for the study. Although Evan was already receiving this very helpful treatment, Michala realized that she wanted to help other children with Autism get the same treatment as well. Michala then decided she wanted to help the hospital raise enough money to treat other children with Autism. She planned on raising the money by doing the only thing she knew how to do, which was make bracelets.
Michala told her mother that she was going to begin beading bracelets to raise money for Kosair, so they could conduct the study. She believed that if she sold each of the bracelets for $3.00, she could raise the $200,000 that Kosair needed for the study. People doubted Michala, but thankfully she never lost hope. Many people began to take notice in what Michala was doing. Great people began to volunteer, and buy her bracelets. In just 6 month’s through sales, and donations Michala raised nearly $300,000.
Having already reached, and gone beyond the original goal for the study at Kosair, Michala now has a new goal. Her new goal is to sell one million bracelets in every state, raise $300,000,000, build the most amazing Autism center in the world, and eliminate Autism forever! A national campaign will be launched before the end of this year. Hopefully Michala will fulfill her dream of raising enough money to build a world class Autism Center. Her foundation will surely touch the hearts of many generous Americans.
The bracelets Michala makes are only $3.00 each, and come in all different styles. There are bracelets for men, women, children, and infants. If you are interested in helping or donating to the foundation, you may visit the website for more information. The website address is www.beadingtobeatautism.org. You may also call, 502-618-1792.