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Austin's 1st Christmas giveback to Children's Hospital of Alabama with Mom.


Austin Terling lived only 9 short years, but his life and legacy are making a positive impact on many. Austin lived with a rare disease (UBA5 Mutation Genetic Disease) that only 45 others are known to be diagnosed with in the world.  

Our family knows what long hospital stays are like, especially during holidays. 

During one particular hospital stay before Christmas, we had the opportunity to experience shopping for toys for Austin through Children's Hospital of Alabama's Sugar Plum Shop. 

We want to pay it forward through our experience with the Sugar Plum Shop and the mission of Austin 1st Foundation. 

Your financial donations will allow Austin 1st Foundation to donate to UAB's Undiagnosed Disease Program, Children's Hospital, and Raiden Science Foundation for rare disease research projects at OHSU.


Everyone deserves to experience the magic and joys of Christmas like we did during tough times. 


Join us in making a difference.

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Founded on April 4, 2019, we are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public charity named in honor and now memory of Anthony Austin Terling Jr. 


Anthony and Lindsey Terling (Parents of Austin) created A1F to be Champions for Rare Diseases by raising awareness and research dollars to provide support for families in Alabama and beyond. 

Through Austin’s story and impact we will raise AWARENESS for those with rare diseases. We help support rare disease research and families in need.

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Austin Lifestyle Photo - Rare Disease Life
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