Welcome to my Muscle Walk Personal Fundraising page!
Make a muscle! :) Go ahead, make a muscle. 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!
You know how if you run a lot (as in a marathon) and build up lactic acid in your muscles? Well, that is what develops for me VERY quickly in fact on a daily basis. There are ragged red cells in my body that aren't producing the mitochondria it should. I was born with this and with many complications as a result of this.
1991 or so, when I was 5 and half turning 6, I went through a series of tests, doctors appointments, and spent much time trying to diagnosing this condition. We soon found out that I had a rare condition. It is called mitocondria myopathy, which is under the umbrella of muscular dystophy. At that time, I didn't realize that my life would be so much harder than an average person, yet it has.
The MDA holds a special place in my heart. It has been a place that has supported me in so many ways for years. It is a group that support people with various musucalar issues such as mitochondria myopathy.
I have struggled with mitochondria myopathy my whole life and this is just one way that we can give back to research and paying doctor bills. The money we raise together will specifically go towards fighting and finding a cure for this condition. It will go towards research. Also the money goes to a few other things that I have benefited from:
1. Paying doctor bills that aren't covered by insurance
2. Loan closet: I borrowed a wheelchair last summer for a summer camp (for free) all because of the donations from the MDA
3. Education, Research, and Awareness for this condition!
It is an honor for your support as we together raise money and support towards finding a cure. Please consider donating to this cause. Also attending the muscle walk at the mall of America with my family and me and join our team! Renewing Hope!
http://mda.org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/research Click on this link for more information on mitochondria disease and reserach being done
Much love to all.
Make a Muscle. Make a Difference.®
Dr. Sandra L Horn
J Ashwin Madia
Miss Nikki Abramson