Superman’s real name isn’t Clark Kent, and Superman is just a nickname; his real name is Kal-El. Today, a little boy named after Superman is flexing with all his might in the face of a rare terminal genetic illness, and Henry Repeating Arms wants to help. Henry’s long-running and hugely successful “Guns For Great Causes” campaign raises money for sick children and their families … and their latest champion, Kalel Hamilton, is hoping that you’ll like one of the 50 rifles Henry designed to help Kalel become eligible for experimental gene therapy treatment.
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.
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.”
The “Flex For Kalel” edition rifles feature a superhero motif as a symbol of Kalel’s endurance and a nod to his name. 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 han- 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.”
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. Click here to learn more about “Flex For Kalel” or to flex for him.