Staff photo by Kristen Calhoun
Sally and Carly share an emotional moment on stage while Angels in Waiting perform "The
|Published: 9:08 AM, 01/30/2013
||Last updated: 9:09 AM, 01/30/2013
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
On Saturday, approximately 600
people from across Monroe County came together to support Carly Teague, a 2-year-old Tellico
Plains toddler who has Rettâ€™s Syndrome, a rare form of autism only found in girls.
The Carly's Climb 2 Reverse Rett Benefit, held at Tellico Plains High
School, raised $18,000 for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation to help fund research. The
event featured live music, children's activities, a live and silent auction, food and more.
"It exceeded my expectations. I was blown away with the love and
support we received from the community," said Carly's mom Sally Teague. "I was telling some of the
other Rett moms that are not from around here and they wanted everyone to know how thankful they
were also. Our Carly's Cheerleaders worked so hard and I'm so very thankful to have had the
opportunity to work with them. I just can't thank everyone enough for coming out to help my little
girl get a cure for Rett Syndrome."
See more photos from the benefit in the Wednesday, Jan. 30, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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