On Saturday, May 25th at 12 noon P4AC Poker will be hosting a charity Texas Holdem tournament benefiting Grace Brewer to help with medical costs. She has Rett Syndrome.
For those of you like me who had never heard of this disease that affects primarily females, there will be info about Rett Syndrome at the end of this blog.
This event will also benefit Veterans House. A place for homeless/disabled veterans to get help with PTSD issues, housing, care and more.
Calling all poker players and friends. I know Terrell is a bit of a drive from the Dallas area but please pass this info around to all friends and poker players so that we can have a good turn out and bring a lot of support to this little 7 year old girl. Your help in getting the word out about this event is greatly appreciated. Please share links through emails or your social media such as Facebook.
This event will be held at The Swinging Door located at 304 South FM 148 in Terrell, TX.
Live registration starts at 11:00 AM and cards in the air at 12:00 PM.
This will be a freeroll event for those who have helped our cause by purchasing a hat or shirt.
On the day of the event you to can gain entry by buying a hat or shirt from P4AC Poker and helping to support their charity Veterans House.
Starting chips will be 3,000 and you can get an extra 2,000 in starting chips with a donation of $5 to Grace Brewer for a total of 5,000 in starting chips.
For more info or to RSVP your seat, call
Terry at 214-668-8836
Rett syndrome, originally termed as cerebroatrophic hyperammonemia, is a neurodevelopmental disorder of the grey matter of the brain that almost exclusively affects females but has also been found in male patients. The clinical features include small hands and feet and a deceleration of the rate of head growth (including microcephaly in some). Repetitive stereotyped hand movements, such as wringing and/or repeatedly putting hands into the mouth, are also noted. People with Rett syndrome are prone to gastrointestinal disorders and up to 80% have seizures. They typically have no verbal skills, and about 50% of individuals affected are not ambulatory. Scoliosis, growth failure, and constipation are very common and can be problematic.
The signs of this disorder are most easily confused with those of Angelman syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism.
In DSM-IV-TR Rett’s disorder is listed under the broad category of pervasive developmental disorders, together with the autism spectrum disorders and childhood disintegrative disorder. Some argue that it is misclassified in this group, as it is similar to non-autistic spectrum disorders such as fragile X syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, or Down syndrome where one can see autistic features. Its removal from DSM-5 has been proposed because it has a specific etiology.
It was first described by Austrian pediatrician Andreas Rett in 1966. Huda Zoghbi demonstrated that Rett syndrome is caused by mutations in the gene MECP2 in 1999.
For more info on Rett Syndrome please follow this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rett_syndrome