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Let It Be

Welcome to my Muscle Walk Personal Fundraising page

Hi I’m Carlos! I’m a 19 year old freshman college student at Salisbury University.  I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I will save you the confusion and cognitive dissonance of the medical terminology   of what it is by telling you the basic stuff. So the basics are… muscle stuff… dystophin…X-chromosome…weakness… sob story… sympathy from reader… more medical terms… whatever!  I don’t want to get into it that much because it doesn’t define WHO I am! The things that I like to do are partying, being silly and crazy, long walks on the beach, flirting, being adorable, bringing sexy back, and the things that I love are the ladies! Okay enough about me because who cares! Anyways, welcome to team “Let It Be’s” page!

By the way visitor did you happen to read the name of the team and happened to ask, “Isn’t this a song and why did you choose it as your team name?” Yes, “Let It Be” is an amazing song that was written by the Beatles and released in 1970.  The reason that I made it the team name is because this song has been an inspiration to me. The song’s overall message is that despite all of the troubles we go through or when we are in our “hour of darkness,” things work out in the end and that when things get too stressful and out of control it means that you should let things be because they will work in the end. This is something I have gotten used to because DMD is something I’ve had all my life and there is nothing I can do about it, so it’s up to me to move on, be positive and live around it. There is no point on crying about it because I could have something ten times more severe. Why should I waste my time and energy feeling sorry about something that can’t be changed when I could be doing something more productive?

I have also come to know this idea of “Let It Be” now that I’ve been in college because there have been times that I’ve thought about leaving because I’ve had some issues, but then I remind myself that I chose to live independently away from home, and go to college so I should continue despite that a few issues came up. Most of these issues have worked themselves out with some determination from me of course. What I want you to take from this is that in life you may come upon many obstacles that may seem that they will never work out, but I’m telling you that you shouldn’t worry because they will work out in the end! :)

Anyways, this is my fourth year in a row participating in the Muscle Walk. It has become a tradition of mine and I hope it becomes a tradition of yours as well, so join me at the Muscle Walk and we’ll have a great time for a great cause. Better yet, make a donation today, and help me reach my fundraising goal to help support the families who depend on MDA. Together, we grow stronger. Who knows we may have a cure for DMD sooner than we think because of your support!

Finding a cure for DMD or any other disease in existence is as hard as or even more difficult than getting a man to the moon, but getting a man to the moon was achieved. So together we can achieve great things!

Thank you so so so much for your donations and support!


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8 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $600.00
Achieved: $45.00

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