A Father’s Message To The Zuckerberg’s

May 27, 2016

Brace yourself for this emotional video where a devoted dad has made in an effort to raise awareness about his daughter’s rare neurological disorder. A.J. Tesler’s 5-year-old daughter Magnolia, suffers from a debilitating neurological condition called Rett Syndrome. While the cause of the disease has been discovered and its symptoms can be reversible, efforts for a cure are financially challenging because her condition is so rare.

Dad’s touching video was a direct appeal for help to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s and wife’s charitable foundation – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Tesler is asking for financial assistance in finding a cure  and the message did in fact, reach the couple. Within two days, the Facebook founder responded with a comment that read:

“Thanks so much for sharing Magnolia’s story. We started the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to help kids like Magnolia grow up healthy and reach their potential — and one of our goals is to cure, treat or manage all disease by the end of the century. So tell Magnolia we’re working on it, and we’ll be thinking about her!”

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