Producer Gordon Gray (The Rookie, Secretariat) is rallying for support to save his two daughters from a rare brain disease with celebrities like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jessica Alba, Mark Wahlberg and more helping to raise awareness.
Gray’s young daughters, Charlotte, 4, and Gwenyth, 2, were diagnosed with Late Infantile NCL Batten Disease CLN6 — which is extremely rare and fatal. Children with this form of Batten disease can suffer from a variety of different symptoms including loss of sight and motor skills, and typically die during their childhood or teenage years, according to the Batten Disease Support and Research Association.
Gray and his wife Kristen created The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation, reaching out to the public in the hopes of raising $10 million for research to find a cure. Celebrities like Mia Hamm, Justin Timberlake, Channing Tatum and more have been asking followers to donate what they can, posting the video which shares the Gray’s story to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
“I’m never going to give up hope or give up fighting. I have to believe that I’m going to save my girls,” says Gray in the video, available below. More information on the disease and Gray’s goals can be found here.