March 16 marks Jerry Lewis’ 90th birthday. No one has been a greater champion for MDA or MDA families than the legendary comedian, and his heroic efforts have helped millions of Americans living with muscle-debilitating diseases and made possible progress in research that was once thought unimaginable. Will you join us in wishing him well . . .
Jeramiha Hometown: Weston, West Virginia Age: 14 Diagnosis: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. It is one of nine types of muscular dystrophy. Favorite School Subject/Activities: I love anything to do with sports! Favorite People and/or Pets: I live with my mom Ashley, stepdad Daniel, and siblings Dakota, Jayleigh, and Malik. . . .
It’s the second week of March, and you know what that means: it’s full-on Shamrocks season! Retailers across the country are selling MDA’s iconic paper Shamrocks for $1, $5 or more to help families live longer and grow stronger. Have you added this Twibbon to your social media profiles yet? Now’s the time! Help MDA turn social media green this . . .
For Mindy Scheier, the founder of Runway of Dreams, making a difference for the muscular dystrophy community means thinking both long and short term. Since her son Oliver was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, she has channeled her energy into finding a cure. Together with her family, she has helped raise more . . .
Grace Hometown: Middletown, Delaware Age: 15 Diagnosis: I was diagnosed with myotonia congenita in 2006 at the MDA Clinic at A.I.duPont Hospital. Myotonia congenita is an inherited myopathy, a disease that causes problems with the tone and contraction of skeletal muscles. Favorite School Subject/Activities: Digital arts, music, and literature. Favorite People and/or Pets: I live with my parents, . . .
Have you supported MDA by buying a Shamrock yet? MDA’s iconic paper Shamrocks sell for $1, $5 or more in tens of thousands of retail locations across the country each February and March and help families live longer and grow stronger. This year, MDA Shamrocks feature six kids from across the country, and we’ll be . . .
Preston Harris, a 12-year-old from Berkeley Springs, W.Va., is a born competitor. So when he tried out for and made the Warm Springs Middle School seventh-grade basketball team, he was “very excited and pumped,” said his father, Jamie Harris. Even with his passion and grit, Preston wasn’t a shoo-in for the team, despite the hours . . .
Shamrock season is full swing! Have your local retailers gone green for MDA yet? MDA’s iconic paper Shamrocks sell for $1, $5 or more in tens of thousands of retail locations across the country each February and March and help families live longer and grow stronger. You can support MDA Shamrocks by adding this Twibbon to your social media . . .
Shamrock season is right around the corner! Pretty soon, your local retailers will be going green for MDA. MDA’s iconic paper Shamrocks sell for $1, $5 or more in tens of thousands of retail locations across the country each February and March and help families live longer and grow stronger. This year, MDA Shamrocks feature six kids from . . .
Kevin Clay is going to the Super Bowl. A Carolina Panthers superfan, he will be in California this weekend to cheer on his beloved team. The opportunity to see the big game in person is, as Kevin says, “a dream come true.” But the trip to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., is particularly meaningful . . .