Two Angels Foundation, Inc. was organized in the memory of Allyson and Rachel Mohatt. Both girls were diagnosed with Nemaline Myopathy, a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. Providing them with the most normal life possible was their family’s primary goal. After long, brave battles, they both passed away at the age of five. Because Allyson and Rachel touched so many lives, friends and family have come together to form the Two Angels Foundation.
Allyson was born April 12, 1995 and appeared to be healthy and vibrant at birth. She was a dream come true for her loving family. At a two month check-up she was not physically progressing and at one year a muscle biopsy revealed Nemaline Myopathy, a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. Since neither parent had any history of muscular disease, doctors advised that the chances of having another child with this disease were very slim. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Rachel was born on April 8, 1999 and at four months old was diagnosed with the same disease. While both girls had big hearts and active minds, the disease made them extremely weak. Both girls relied on the use of special walkers and both needed custom wheelchairs. The lack of muscular development made such routine sicknesses as the common cold a life threatening ailment.
Though both Allyson and Rachel had numerous hospital stays, weekly therapy sessions and scores of medical appointments, they were happy and vibrant little girls. Providing them with the most normal life possible was their family’s primary goal. Both girls loved preschool and playing with other kids. After long, brave battles they both passed away at the age of 5. Because Allyson and Rachel touched so many lives, friends and family have come together to form the Two Angels Foundation.
Having a child with special needs can be challenging and it is the goal of the Two Angels Foundation to help with some of the struggles and make a difference in the lives of these children by:
- Helping families purchase recreational adaptive equipment for physically disabled children.
- Providing adaptive equipment to help physically disabled children participate at school.
Obtaining funding for adaptive equipment can be a financial burden for many families and in many cases is not covered by health insurance. The Two Angels Foundation will help purchase adaptive equipment for home and school. Both Allyson and Rachel were able to attend their neighborhood preschools and it was a very positive experience. This was possible because of the adaptive equipment that was available to them. We want to provide similar opportunities for special needs kids.
The mission of the Two Angels Foundation is increasing the recreational activities for children living in Colorado with physical disabilities, inspiring them to lead the most inclusive and active lives possible.