January 2014 Mark and Layla Gunn raised and contributed $75,000 to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to help fund an eye-tracking device that can help identify signs of autism in children as young as 12 months.
The eye-tracking device creates the potential to move diagnosis from a subjective screening measure to a quantitative test that can significantly enhance the positive impact of early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders.
11 Alive TV in Atlanta aired the wonderful story of Pure Imagination and Katelyn and Mary's Riding Adventure! From a Hot Air Balloon Ride to a Horse Drawn Carriage to Mary Poppins flying with her umbrella!
More Coverage of Katelyn and Mary's Adventure:
Gainesville Times: Forsyth girl gets a high-flying adventure
North Fulton: Friends get a flying adventure in Forsyth County
Marco Island, FL: Sick girl surprised with the best day of her life
WBIR - Knoxville, TN: Katelyn Duvall
WTSP - Tampa, FL: High Flying Adventure
"Fondue It Forward"
To help get her cookie badge, Pure Imagination Charity purchased 300 boxes of cookies from Ana, a seven-year-old Scout and patient at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta that was unable to sell cookies after suffering a stroke. Then we hosted an event at the The Melting Pot in Midtown on Sunday, March 3 in Ana’s honor. Guests enjoyed an afternoon of Girl Scout cookie-inspired fondue fun with a portion of the proceeds being donation to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution honored Mark and Layla Gunn, with their son Lathan, for all that Pure Imagination has done for children in Atlanta.