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West Michigan Moms Walk For Their Sons On Mother’s Day

Posted at 11:51 AM, May 12, 2013

ApraxiaBELMONT, Mich- Three moms from west Michigan will spend their day on the White Pine Trail, showing support for their sons who suffer from Apraxia, a disorder of the brain and nervous system.

Tricia Phinney, Nicole McKay and Kelly Rice have organized the first-annual Apraxia Awareness Walk to raise awareness of childhood Aprazxia and for Calvin College’s Clinic that works with Apraxia patients. Calvin is one of a few clinics in west Michigan that works with under served and uninsured families with a family member who has been diagnosed with Apraxia.

The walk comes on the heels of the announcement last month that for the first-time Congress is recognizing May 14, 2013, as Apraxia Awareness Day.

Apraxia is a speech disorder in which a person has trouble saying what he or she wants to say correctly and consistently. It is not due to weakness or paralysis of the speech muscles (the muscles of the face, tongue, and lips).