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WELCOME TO WARHORSE NATION!! Walking for Defeat Muscular Dystrophy!

Welcome to my Muscle Walk Personal Fundraising page!  Please take a moment to watch our "WELCOME TO WARHORSE NATION" video below...


 CLICK HERE to watch our YouTube Video


The young man in the video is our son, Ryan.  No matter how big he gets...we'll always see that beautiful little boy...and we will work tirelessly to do our part to help fund/find a cure.

Please help support our son and all people who battle Muscular Dystrophy - a degenerative, incurable disease -  every day.


You can help us get there by making a donation or by purchasing some awesome WARHORSE GEAR!  Please see link below:





If you'd like to earn Community Service Hours - You can JOIN WARHORSE NATION at:

Barton Creek Mall on 22 Feb 14 for the MuscleWalk. (0800 -1200) 

**Additional hours are available…contact Captain Valerie H Robinson @ or like our Facebook Page “MDA WAR HORSE / MDA MuscleWalk to find out more!**

Make a Muscle. Make a Difference.® 




Valerie's Post (Dec 2013)

Dear Family and Friends...aka "WARHORSE NATION" :)

Last year Team Warhorse was ranked 3rd in the NATION in the "Family/Community" Fundraising Category...raising a staggering $32,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association!!  THANK YOU!!

We will continue to battle this disease w/ EVERYTHING we've got...until a cure is found.  We pray for your continued support on this journey.  Words cannot begin to express how much it has meant to us...and especially know that there are people ALL OVER THE WORLD joining WARHORSE NATION in the FIGHT AGAINST MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY!!

Wishing you and your Family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS...and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Love and Friendship Always,



Valerie's Post (Dec 2012)

Dear Family and Friends...

I have decided to leave the original post document the journey.  Unfortunately, the only news I have to report since our original diagnosis is that the add'l testing and muscle biopsy revealed that Ryan is a "Diagnostic Dilemna".

According to the Neurologist...this means that Ryan HAS MD...just that All the testing they currently have for the known versions have come back negative.  Is it possible he DOES NOT have MD?  NO.  :(  Actually, the more "rare" it is....the scarier.  :(

We will continue this battle.  We are GRATEFUL.....BEYOND WORDS...when you join us in it.  It gives us Hope.  It gives us much so...that we DO BELIEVE...we will WIN this battle.

Love and Friendship Always!

Valerie, Rich, Ryan, Julia, Alex...and Team War Horse!


Valerie's Post (Oct 2011)

By now you probably know that the Howley/Robinson family is joining the ranks in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy because MD has given us no choice.  Three weeks ago, we were given the news that our oldest son, Ryan, has a muscular disorder.  The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the wonderful medical professionals associated with it...are helping us pinpoint his diagnosis.

My pregnancy w/ Ryan was uncomplicated.  Ryan was born...full-term...w/out complications.  Ryan hit his childhood milestones and even surpassed them...walking at 10 months.  He walked early and talked early and his toddler vocabulary words included this phrase "actually, it's aquamarine" while correcting me for calling it "turqoise".  Other than tubes in his ears and walking on his toes...Ryan had no other medical conditions to worry about...until now.

As a former military family, we consider ourselves the newest "recruits" in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy.  It is now our mission to raise funds and that we can WIN THE WAR AGAINST MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY....once and for all.

I have set a fundraising goal of $3500...because that was the amount required for me when I participated in the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" walk six years ago.  But of to raise much, much more.

I hope you will sponsor our team...during these first steps...of our new medical journey.  It doesn't have to be much...if each of my 198 Facebook friends made a $13 donation --one dollar for every healthy muscle it takes to smile -- we would raise $3374 (including our family donation)...if everyone donated $15...we would surpass our goal!!!!

Love and Friendship Always!

Valerie, Rich, Ryan, Julia and Alex

Make a Muscle. Make a Difference.



Mrs. Valerie Robinson
148 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $10,000.00
Achieved: $14,780.92

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