Grant Rogers Burd Memorial Fund

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Grant Rogers Burd Memorial Fund

To honor Grant, who passed away from Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Deficiency (PDCD) when he was 6 months old, this fund will be used to provide for children who need financial support to be involved in the sports and activities offered by Saugatuck Community Recreation.

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Burd Children PhotoGrant Rogers Burd Memorial Fund
c/o Allegan County Community Foundation
PO Box 278
Allegan MI 49010
269.673.8344

Name of Fund: Grant Rogers Burd Memorial Fund

Purpose of Fund: This fund was established to honor the memory of Grant Rogers Burd who passed away from a rare mitochondrial condition before he was able to participate in any Community Recreation programs. Grant was diagnosed with Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Deficiency (PDCD) when he was 2 months old. Kids with PDCD have special needs and seldom live to reach adolescence because their bodies cannot process energy in normal ways. Despite this, there are cases of PDCD where kids have been able to play rec sports with special accommodations.

Grant passed away in July of 2016 when he was just 6 months old. The Burd Family’s greatest hope for Grant was that he would someday be able to run on a field with his friends and twin brother Griffin.

To honor Grant, this fund will be used to provide for children who need financial support to be involved in the sports and activities offered by Saugatuck Community Recreation.

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