Join us for the MDA Muscle Walk.
Our families share a bond – we are affected by CMT. My name is
Erica Monasmith and I want to tell you a little bit about my son, my family and
our MDA family. My son, Wyatt, was diagnosed with CMT about 2 years ago. We
thought our world was over and totally turned upside down. But, it wasn’t.
Wyatt has never let it get him down.
Last spring, Wyatt came home from school one day asking if he could go to MDA Summer Camp. At first, I didn’t want him to go because it was too hard for me to accept! But, Wyatt kept asking. I contacted MDA and they gave me all the details. It was one of the hardest phone calls I have ever had, but they were understanding and took the time to answer all of my questions. Wyatt tells me that my hardest phone call was also my best phone call. He attended camp for the first time last year. He came home talking about how everyone at camp was the same. He showed me pictures and got so excited just telling me what was going on that I cried proud, happy tears. This was the beginning of our relationship with MDA.
Since camp, we have been very involved with MDA. Wyatt was in the Davis-Moore commercial, was the special guest putter at the Golf Tournament and has visited Sedgwick County fire stations to help with Fill the Booth. It’s such a big deal to Wyatt to make sure everyone that helps or donates to MDA knows how much it means to him.
During camp, we found out that I also have CMT. MDA means so much to our whole family. It’s comforting knowing our MDA family is there as a support system and that MDA is searching for a cure. Did you know that MDA is currently funding $5.9 million in 18 different research projects to find treatments and cures for all types of CMT?
My family will be at the MDA Muscle Walk on April 5, 2014 at Cessna Stadium. It is MDA’s biggest family event. By joining us at Muscle Walk this year, you can help support life-changing CMT research.
Please help us cross the finish line and FINISH STRONG together as a team. Join us for the Muscle Walk and we’ll have a great time for a great cause. You can also make a donation today, and help us reach our fundraising goal to support the families who depend on MDA. Together, we grow stronger.
Make a Muscle. Make a Difference.®
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