Kyle Felver is an eight year old boy from Stanwood, WA. He was diagnosed in 2010 with mitochondrial myopathy. This disease is equal to that of childhood cancer and has no known cure. At present, Kyle spends on average about 40% of his day in a wheelchair, has to have a respiratory assist system when he sleeps and can be prone to episodes of ataxia or imbalance. He may not survive to see his teens, let alone reach adulthood.
In spite of his condition, Kyle has a passion in life that keeps him going – he loves racing quarter midgets. It gives him the ability to be on the same level as his peers and also build friendships. One of his racing friends is 6-year-old O’Riley Benda. Three weeks ago, O’Riley approached one of our staff members, Curtis Steinhauer, to help sponsor him to the QMA Western Grand Nationals to be held in Portland, Oregon on July 21-29. It was at that time when we learned about Kyle and his situation.
As a result of that encounter with O’Riley, we have been working with both the Bendas and the Felvers to work out the details concerning Kyle, his condition, and his racing. This might be Kyle’s last year of competition as a result of the progression of his illness.
GPC Missions has begun an on-going campaign to sponsor Kyle, along with his friend O’Riley to compete at the QMA Western Grands. Additionally, Kyle also wants to go to the Dirt Grand Nationals August 4-12 in Rio Linda, California. Why the Dirt Grands? Kyle wants to be able to race with his Grandfather while he still can.
To help Kyle realize his dream, would you consider helping GPC Missions sponsor Kyle and his friend, to help Kyle have his best racing season to date, and beyond that, help Kyle to live his life to the fullest? If so, please donate what you can. Any amount is gratefully accepted. Every dollar will count. Help us Give Peace to Kyle. Thank you and may God bless!