Logan's Story ~
In April of 2012, my brother Brian and his wife Constance received the news that their only son Logan (our God child) was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) at the age of 5. For those unfamiliar with this disease, DMD is a terminal illness with no known cure that affects one in every 3,500 boys. DMD is caused by a deficiency of the dystrophin protein in the muscles, which slowly progresses over time. On average, boys with DMD are robbed of their ability to walk by age ten, and most are lucky to ever reach their late twenties.
Friends - let me be perfectly honest - the science behind a cure is here. The only thing between them and saving their son's life is money. 2013 turned out to be an amazing year for medical advances in a cure for DMD, but it costs millions of dollars each year to conduct clinical trials for each possible cure scientists have discovered.
Please help us find a cure and save their son's life. ANY amount you can donate helps fund a cure for DMD and goes directly to funding research, sending a child to MDA summer camp, or assisting families like us who are dealing with a neuromuscular disease.
~ We walk because no child should have to live a shortened life with no hope for a cure.
~ We walk for everyone who cannot.
~ We walk because truly living means doing something that someone can never repay you for.
Help me cross the Muscle Walk finish line and FINISH STRONG! Make a donation today, and help me reach my fundraising goal to help support the families who depend on MDA.
Together, we grow stronger.
Jim Gullickson & Cheryl Borowick
Cheryl & Jim
Erin Christensen and family
Mike & Cindy Machus