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To improve the quality of life for children who live with mitochondrial disease by supporting therapy programs and to support families who have loved ones with mitochondrial disease through raising awareness and money to help find a cure.”
1. To raise awareness of Hunt’s disease
2. Raise funds to sponsor grants in our hopes of discovering an early diagnostic test to catch the disease earlier in children’s lives (preventing downstream medical issues and premature death) and long term grants to eventually find a cure for mitochondrial disease
3. Raise funds to support quality of life therapies (music, feeding, speech, occupational, physical) for children with special needs (i.e. High Hopes Pediatric Therapy Clinic)
Team Hunt was created in January 2011 by Ellen and Michael Hollis to honor their son Hunt. Hunt Michael Hollis has mitochondrial disease which is a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fails to produce enough energy for cell or organ function. This is associated with slow growth and developmental delays. Hunt receives many therapies including feeding, speech, occupational, and physical therapy. He is a happy, lovable, curly headed five year old and full of life.
Inspired by Hunt, we work to improve the quality of life for children who live with mitochondrial disease by supporting therapy programs.”
The Hunt Michael Hollis Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation of Middle TN, supports families who have loved ones with mitochondrial disease through raising awareness and money to help find a cure. Please join our efforts as we swim, bike, and run to honor children who experience challenges growing, both mentally and physically.”