Palmer Clay Richmond, Our Inspiration, 9/11/95 – 10/25/14
Monday, November 10, 2014 · Posted by Sara Faye Richmond
He was a teacher, a son, a brother, a friend, an inspiration. Whatever he was to you he was special. Our relationship with him will continue as our experiences with him push us all to love deeper, to work harder and to be better. As we face our next challenge, we’ll think of his grace and his quiet determination. Palmer Clay, gratitude does not begin to encompass how we feel for all that you have given us. We love you Palmer.
The Pediatric Brain Mapping Project UPDATED
Saturday, November 1, 2014 · Posted by Alex Richmond, Executive Director
Palmer was never diagnosed. He lived 19 beautiful years, visited with dozens if not hundreds of doctors, nurses, and scientist and underwent multiple genetic testing but he was never diagnosed. Some thought he fell on spectrum of Cerebral Palsy, some thought he didn’t. And at this point, we may never know what underlying ailment or condition triggered Palmer’s central nervous system to not function typically.
Palmer’s story is not unique. Today, there are over 14 million children, just in the US, that are living with a neurological condition. And while many of these diseases are now diagnosable, the overwhelming majority do not have a cure. This is unacceptable.