MDA Lock-Up Jailbirds can earn their chance to win a pair of roundtrip airline tickets, Beats wireless headphones or an iPad Air 2. For every $100 Jailbirds raise between now and Friday, November 18 they will be automatically entered into the drawing.* Jailbirds are encouraged to track their progress at their Participant Center, and check . . .
On March 6, 2016, a bomb went off in my life. Its name was ALS. I had vaguely heard of ALS by way of YouTube “Ice Bucket Challenge” videoes. But that day, the most important person in my life, my Dad, Dr. John J. Hutton, was given, as he termed in, “a death sentence.” He . . .
A strong-willed man and a fun-loving prankster, Ronnie Townsend was “a character,” according to his sister Karen Hicks. Being diagnosed with ALS didn’t change that one bit. “He was a brother and he aggravated me to death,” Karen says, chuckling. “He aggravated me until the day he died.” She was the youngest girl in the family, . . .
For Cheryle Elliot and her son, Dakota, the Muscular Dystrophy Association is like a part of the family. From selling MDA Shamrocks to attending their local MDA Lock-Up event to participating in Muscle Walk, they do it all — with Dakota smiling and laughing all the way through. Dakota was born with congenital myotonic muscular . . .