One year ago, supporter Alyssa Farthing of Sturgis, Ky., wrote to Random Acts about a young family looking for a little bit of help.
“Janel and Nathan Gatten’s son Drew has been having surgeries [for his TARS Syndrome],” she wrote, “and I wanted to help with their finances.”
Thrombocytapenia Absent Radaii, or TARS, is a rare condition characterized by the absence of the radial bone (the “forearm”) and a deficiency in blood clotting platelets. In infants, the condition can cause severe hemorrhaging in the brain, leading to further developmental problems — and in young Drew’s case, additional physical impairments.
Find out how Alyssa was able to help little Drew and his family by heading over to the Kindness Files to read our Lights, Camera, ACTion! blog — and feel free to browse around for some inspiration for your own act of kindness while you’re there (don’t forget to click on the specific tags at the bottom of the page to find exactly what you’re looking for)!