RICE LAKE, WI – June 8, 2021
American firearms manufacturer Henry Repeating Arms is donating a series of 50 custom Golden Boy lever action rifles to raise funds for the family of 8-year-old Kalel Hamilton who is battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare and terminal genetic disease with no known cure. All of the proceeds raised from the “Flex For Kalel” edition rifles will benefit the non-profit organization Cure Rare Disease on the Hamilton family’s behalf so that Kalel becomes eligible for a custom gene therapy treatment.
Kalel Hamilton, 8-years-old, is diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and is seeking an experimental gene therapy treatment that could potentially save his life. (Photo Courtesy of Rick Hamilton)
Last year, Henry Repeating Arms raised more than $175,000 for the families of four sick children, and the “Flex For Kalel” campaign will raise over $25,000 to secure Kalel’s spot in line for the experimental treatment that could potentially save his life and others diagnosed with DMD.
Rick Hamilton, Kalel’s father and U.S. military veteran says, “We are thankful for generous individuals and businesses such as Henry Repeating Arms.” Hamilton continues, “Without them we would not have the ability to help advance science, save our son, and hopefully save others like him.”
The “Flex For Kalel” edition rifles feature a superhero motif as a symbol of Kalel’s endurance and a nod to his name, which is inspired by Kal-El, the birth name of Clark Kent, AKA Superman. Built on Henry’s award-winning Golden Boy platform, the rifles are chambered in .22 S/L/LR and feature a Brasslite receiver cover, blued steel octagon barrel, and genuine American walnut furniture with laser engraving and hand painted accents that include a green muscular dystrophy awareness ribbon. The embellishment work for every rifle is a donation from Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut. Each rifle in the series is marked with a unique serial number ranging from “FLEXFORKAL01” through “FLEXFORKAL50.”
Henry Repeating Arms is donating a limited-edition run of 50 custom “Flex For Kalel” engraved rifles to raise funds for 8-year-old Kalel Hamilton of California.
Anthony Imperato, President and Owner of Henry Repeating Arms says, “For the first time in Guns For Great Causes history, we have the opportunity to assist a family with getting a potentially breakthrough treatment for a disease with no known cure.” Imperato continues, “This could make a huge impact not just for Kalel and his family but thousands of others in a similar situation, and I will be cheering him on along with the rest of the Henry family.”
To learn more about the “Flex For Kalel” Edition or to make a purchase, visit henryusa.com/flexforkal. The auction for serial number “FLEXFORKAL01” is available on Gunbroker.com, item # 902423919. The last rifle in the series, “FLEXFORKAL50,” is also listed on Gunbroker.com, item #902425008. Both auctions end on June 22, 2021.