The MDA helps fund ground-breaking research across diseases, provides critical care from the first day of diagnosis and empowers families with services and support in hometowns across America. I first got involved with the MDA when I was diagnosed with a mild form of muscular dystrophy known as Myasthenia Gravis. One of my proudest accomplishments in life was serving as the state Goodwill Ambassador for the MDA where I spoke on the organization's behalf to raise awareness and funds at events including Muscle Team. Growing up with the MDA, my favorite event was always going to Muscle Team and meeting all the athletes and businessmen who were helping those affected by Muscular Dystrophy, including myself. More importantly, my passion for the MDA stems largely from volunteering at the week long summer camp they host for children with the Muscular Dystrophy. This experience is truly once in a life time, not only for the campers to realize they’re not alone with the disease and to experience life without limitations, but it also serves as a humbling reminder to counselors how fortunate they are. I have been lucky enough to have been able to volunteer at MDA Camp and meet the extraordinary people that have been touched by this disease like Bryson Foster whose incredible heart warming story you can see in the video link below.
The MDA and this event are more than a charity gala or a cause, it is truly my life’s passion. With your support, we'll move toward a future in which kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases live longer and grow stronger.