The following text was provided by Crystal Muise-Keating of Woburn:
This weekend at the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, the first Boston Area Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech was held on Saturday, October 13th. The walk raised over $20,000 for CASANA, The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. Here is our son, Charlie Keating, and dad, Doug Keating, as we were waiting for the walk to begin. Charlie was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) in July of 2011. CAS is a neurological, motor-planning speech disorder. Charlie knows what he wants to say, but his mouth, tongue, lips and jaw has difficulty forming the right sounds to get his thoughts out so others can understand him. With intensive speech therapy, it is our hope that one day, his Apraxia will become resolved. You can find more information about CAS at www.apraxia-kids.org.
Thank you, Crystal! Not only for a great photo, but for highlighting an important issue that many may not know about.
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