The Muscular Dystrophy Association has been very supportive to our family, ever since Joseph was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2012. MDA is the leading source of funding for services, programs, and research for muscle diseases. The Muscle Walk is an opportunity for our family to raise money so that the MDA can fund these services. The goal and the dream is that one day soon there will be a cure so that kids won’t have to die from this disease. There is no time like the present to support MDA and their research efforts, so that there can be a longer and healthier future for people affected by these diseases.
Joseph also has been able to attend and will continue to experience MDA Summer Camp for many years to come! The picture shown above is Joseph with his favorite doctor in the world, Dr. Diana Castro, who has been his doctor since he was first diagnosed with DMD. Dr. Castro, other doctors, and other medical professionals go to camp to provide support to their patients. He has been able to partake in all sorts of camp activities because Summer Camp has the ability to accommodate every child’s physical ability level; which means Joseph has been able to and will continue to experience camp activities without any restrictions! Most importantly, he gets to relate with other kids with the same type of disease he has and other neuromuscular diseases and make lifelong friends! Donations are appreciated but certainly not expected. I realize we all have families and times are tough. But if you want to be part of Team Joseph and walk with us we would love to have you there to support our Joseph. The event is literally about 2 hours long at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.