Join us for the MDA Muscle Walk.
As most of you are aware a few years ago my mom, Sandra, was finally given a diagnosis for her muscle problems. She has a type of Muscular Dystrophy called Emery-Dreifuss Musclar Dystrophy. One of the major muscles this disease affects is the heart. We aren’t sure how much time we have left with her but we cherish each moment. My mom is not alone with the millions of people who are affected by MD in the world each year including others in our very own family.
My mom has always been a supporter of the MDA with fundraisers like Fill-A-Boot and MDA Jail. For the last three years our family has participated in the MDA Muscle Walk. My mom is not comfortable being in the spotlight. She prefers not to have our team named after her and always thinks there are other worse off than her. I'm pretty sure the MDA walk means more to me than it does to her; it helps me see other families going through the same struggle and the same unknown. I always feel a little sense of peace after the walk. My mom is the strongest person I know. She never accepts that she can’t do something without first trying it. She pushes herself every day to do the things that most of us take for granted. She’s beautiful inside and out and I love her more than anything. God gave her this disease because I think he knew she could handle it, he knew she’d help others around her see what life is really about.
I hope this year is the biggest year yet and I want you all to experience the same pride I do in my mom by joining our team the S.S. Sweethearts. Come silently support my mom and loudly support everyone else! If you can't come see if your family could donate this spring!
Thank you for your support and have a great day.
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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