Join Team Ugamuga for the MDA Muscle Walk.
Date: Saturday, April 27th
Place: Houston Galleria
Make a Muscle. Make a Difference.®
On April 27, 2013, the Heeg family and friends will participate in their second Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Muscle Walk. Our participation is personal. In November 2011, I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
During the 2012 Muscle Walk, I was able to walk with my family and friends. This year, I will be rolling. I can no longer stand or walk. I can no longer get into bed, cross my legs, breathe, or eat without assistance. Despite the physical losses, however, I have not lost my love for my family, the support from my friends, or the hope that one day there will be a cure for this terrible disease.
Our hope for a cure and support has been provided by the wonderful people at the MDA. While the MDA is focused on finding a cure for ALS, the MDA also helps families cope and adjust to life with ALS. Through our quarterly MDA Appel Clinic visits, we have had access to the best specialists - neurologists, pulmonologists, physical therapists, social workers, occupational therapists and others. We have also had access to the best equipment and tools to make our lives easier - the Trilogy breathing machine, M300 power chair (we have affectionately named "Sparky"), a Hoyer lift, and an eye gaze computer.
Please join us in the Muscle Walk. We will have a great time supporting a great cause. You can also make a donation today and support the families who depend on MDA. Together, we grow stronger.
Linda L. Addison
Mr. Mark Heeg
Terry Lea Elizondo