Blake Henrichs, a freshman at Altoona High School, is an avid outdoorsman who has a huge heart for hunting and fishing. Blake also enjoys athletics and is a big fan of LeBron James.
Blake was diagnosed with a Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a group of inherited disorders characterized by progressive vision loss and night vision loss, that can lead to central vision loss and progress to a person being legally blind.
Blake is diagnosed as legally blind caused by the severity of RP that he is diagnosed with.
Blake has undergone extensive tests at U of M Fairview, along with occupational and mobility therapy for low vision. Mobility therapy will continue for years to come, as he continues to deal with the challenges of low vision and learns to accommodate to changes in the vision he has left.
The goal with therapy is to help Blake function as independently as possible and help prepare him for his future.
Blake has a huge support system helping him navigate the changes he is experiencing!
Blake's Backers has set up a GoFundMe to help Blake and his family. The money raised will assist the Henrichs family with house modifications necessary for Blake, extensive medical bills and other support Blake and the family will need.
Altoona High School
Altoona High School
Wednesday, April 27th from 3:00-6:30 Sunnydaze is teaming up with Blake's Backers! Come and shop quality outdoor decor at discounted prices. 10% of all proceeds are going back to the Henrichs' Family. https://www.facebook.com/SunnydazeOutletStore
Midwest Home Supply backed Blake by donating 10% of sales to Blake and his family during their fundraiser in January!
44 North has teamed up with Blake’s Backers to host the benefit social on April 23. See you there!
Order a t-shirt to help back Blake! Orders will be accepted until midnight 4/26.
If you are interested in donating items for the silent auction/raffle, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for donating silent auction raffle gifts is April 17th!!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the benefit event on April 23rd just fill out this form and send it to email@example.com
The deadline for becoming a sponsor is April 2nd!