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Rolling in over 70 cities & 33 states
Ainsley is the daughter of Kim and Lori Rossiter. Kim, or ‘Rooster’, is a retired Marine Corps Major. Born the middle of three children in 2003, Ainsley, was diagnosed with Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD) just before turning four years of age. INAD is an extremely rare terminal illness that has slowly caused global paralysis. She has become progressively less responsive to stimulus in the last few years, but is still aggressively fighting her rapidly progressing illness, of which only there are less than twenty active cases of early-onset INAD known in the United States. Most children with this diagnosis pass on before reaching ten years of age, as there is no cure or treatment to help slow down this very progressive and terminal disease....
Mission: In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. From serving as advocates to providing education and participating as active members in local communities, we believe everyone deserves to be included.
These Angel Riders "Roll With the Wind" in life and in endurance events...our inspiration and our purpose. Anyone with a disAbility that prevents them from racing on their own, may participate as an Angel Rider. Like all of our Angels, there is no fee to register to become a Rider. On race day, we fit each rider for a chair to use during the event and pair them with an Angel Runner (unless of a request).
These athletes have the honor of pushing or being pulled by our Angel Athlete-riders. New Angel Runners are placed with an experienced a similar paced Angel Runner for their first few races. This ensures the safety of the athlete-riders and gives the Angel Runner an opportunity to become familiar with the equipment.
The glue that holds our family together, Guardian Angels assist all Angels and Ambassadors in accomplishing the mission!
Prefer to donate by a written check? Please mail to the address below:
Ainsley's Angels of America
PO Box 6287, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
All donors will receive a Donation Receipt for tax purposes upon request. Thank You for your support. Our tax ID is EIN 45-3576353 and our IRS tax exemption ID (DLN) is 17053067330003.We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests/devises/transfers/gifts under section 2055, 2106, 2522 of Code.