Friends & Family,
This year I am participating in an event that is important to me, the 2014 Muscle Walk for the MDA. This summer will mark a milestone as I continue to live my life with Charcot-Marie-Tooth. For the first time, I will attend the MDA summer camp at Camp True Friends. This is a camp for children who live with muscle diseases. While I am nervous about being away from my family, I am excited at the chance to ride a horse for the first time; experience zip lining; and to enjoy other activities that in the past, have been off limits to me.
I am asking if you will walk with me in support of this fight this year. You may fundraise with me and my team if you would like, or just walk with us in support of the cause. I feel honored to have you on my team, "Life is Bella." My team name means life is beautiful. It is the way that I try to live my life. We all have challenges, but it is important to remember that every life is beautiful, has meaning, and is worth living.
The MDA is responsible for funding vital research for advanced treatments and cures and provides several comprehensive health services for those living with muscle diseases. This year they will fund 250 nationwide research projects and 76% of every dollar they receive comes back to provide these services and fund research.
When you have a moment, please visit www.musclewalkmda.org/2014twincities and search my name or team name(Life is Bella) and join!
In love and acceptance, and in hope of a cure,
Lourdes Serrano London
Miss Isabella Severin
The Slade Family
The Yerena Family