A Breitbart Texas border security expert and writer has formed a foundation to raise money for scholarships to students living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The foundation launched on December 1.
Sylvia Longmire announced on Tuesday the creation and official opening of the PreJax Foundation. The organization aims to raise money to help children living with MS or children whose parents have MS to be able to go to college.
“As a mother with MS who has two very active boys, this cause is very personal to me,” Longmire said in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. “These kids are truly special, having to learn patience and understanding and helpfulness at a much younger age than most.”
It is reported to be one of the few programs in the nation that was established to help either children who have been diagnosed with this incurable disease, or for children who have a parent suffering from MS. The goal is to provide $1,000 scholarships to eligible students based upon their academic performance, community experience and their own experience with MS.
A tax exempt status from the IRS has been applied for and is pending approval. In the meantime, the PreJax Foundation has established a GoFundMe account to raise money for scholarships to be awarded in the Spring of 2016.
“It can be a real struggle for a parent with MS to pay for college when treatments and doctor visits swallow up so much money,” Longmire said in the statement. “Our goal is to make life easier for these kids of MS, as well as for their families.”
Longmire has been living with the effects of MS for the past eleven years. She is also a service-disabled veteran and a mother. The medically retired Air Force captain created the foundation “solely for the purpose of raising money for the creation of college scholarships for kids of MS.” The all-volunteer staff takes no proceeds from the donations. 100 percent of the money raised goes to fund these scholarships.
More information about the PreJax Foundation can be found at the organization’s website, ThePreJaxFoundation.com or by sending an email to info@ThePreJaxFoundation.com.
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