Welcome to my Muscle Walk Personal Fundraising page!
Help me cross the Muscle Walk finish line and FINISH STRONG! 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.
Make a Muscle. Make a Difference.®
I was diagnosed with ALS in June 2013 after having frontotemporal dementia for almost 5 years. The ALS has affected my swallowing and speaking abilities. ALS has supported Julie and I through this by providing some much needed grants, devices and most of all some valuable education about the diseases. We would not have been able to come this far in this disease with the outlook that we have without the team from the ALS Foundation/MDA.
ALS is what took Russ' life ... it killed his breathing muscles and basically he became unable to breathe. Where would we have been without the education that the ALS/MDA folks provided us?? My prayer for this walk is that we can earn enough to save just one life!! We have lost the life that was precious to us but we still have his memories to live on within us. PLEASE, donate whatever amount you can donate ... there needs to be a cure for this disease!!! There needs to be better testing to find the disease and folks need to be educated more and more on what this disease does to people. It does cripple them and make them not able to walk but in Russ' case, he walked fine up until the last week and then he couldn't breathe enough to get around. God will bless whatever the donation you can give ... all we ask is that you give!!! (Thanks from Julie and the rest of the family!!)
We would love for you to join us during this event as a way of saying Thank You to the organization that helped us on our journey. As always, we appreciate your prayer support just as much as your physical and financial support.
on behalf of Russ
Barnes Center AFCDA