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About Our Auction
This April our family was hit with devastating news. We are the proud parents of four beautiful children, Jacob (age 7), Katelyn (age 5), Mason (age 3), and Logan (age 1). Our oldest, Jacob, in a year went from being a healthy six year old boy running, climbing and playing to not being able to walk, talk, or eat by himself. After a year of desperately searching for answers and watching helplessly as Jacob rapidly lost skills, we received a terrifying answer: Niemann-Pick Type C, which is neurodegenerative, without a cure and fatal. It is a very rare genetic disorder and is sometimes referred to as ‘Childhood Alzheimers’.
Although our other children seemed healthy, we had them tested as they also had a 1 in 4 chance of also having the disease. After about 4 agonizing weeks of waiting, we were again devastated to find out our 3 three year old and 1 year old also have the debilitating disease. That means three out of our four children have the awful disease that, without help, will cause them to progressively suffer more and more and then lose their lives. The day we found out was the hardest day of our lives.
Please help WISPA do something to help the Ruben Family, be generous, our vendors have donated some amazing items!
About WISPA Charity Auction
WISPA is a 501.c6 advocacy organization representing its membership and other companies who are part of the industry ecosystem. The Association promotes the development, advancement and unification of the wireless Internet service provider industry.
WISPA has over 800 members consisting of wireless Internet service providers, municipal wireless Internet providers, electric and telephone cooperative wireless Internet providers, equipment manufacturers, service vendors and other interested parties.These members support the industry which delivers broadband Internet to over 3 million users via 3000+ Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that serve both residential and business customers, often in exclusively rural areas.