Happy shrieks erupted from the crowd as Payton Smotherman was wheeled into the mob of campers. “As soon as I pushed her into the group of people in her wheelchair, like four or five people all saw her and recognized her at once,” says Angela, Payton’s mom. She chuckled as she recalled diving out of . . .
Pat Loewi’s daughter, Sammy, felt invisible at school. Powering through the halls at her big, urban high school, she was ignored. The kids didn’t look at her. They didn’t smile at her or make eye contact, even when Sammy had her adorable service dog, Annie, by her side. “Kids just looked right past her,” Pat . . .
MDA Summer Camp is often described as the “best week of the year” for campers. But those are just words — to truly appreciate the magic, the community, the joy of MDA Summer Camp, you have to go there in person. That’s why we partnered this summer with Women Online to invite 10 incredible mommy bloggers to see . . .
The distinctive sound of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is widely recognized and loved by many MDA Summer Camp campers and counselors. For them, that sound is synonymous with freedom and that’s because of the ongoing support and commitment of Harley-Davidson and their dealer network or dealers. In 2015 alone, more than 59 Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) . . .
For companies like Casey’s, supporting their community and giving back is not only part of their mission, but it also helps define them as a company. Over the past nine years, Casey’s has supported MDA and the MDA Summer Camp program by raising more than $6.6 million. Their support has helped kids with muscular dystrophy . . .
Again in 2016, MDA Summer Camps across America have given kids with muscular dystrophy and related muscle-debilitating diseases “the best week of the year!” At MDA Summer Camp, kids live beyond limits in a place where anything is possible. It’s a week where they are free to enjoy adventures like horseback riding, swimming, fishing, dancing, and even flying . . .
As MDA’s top Shamrocks retailer and a huge supporter of MDA Summer Camp, Lowe’s has helped families live unlimited. Since 2001, they have raised more than $57 million through MDA’s Shamrocks program to help improve lives in hometowns across America and build stronger futures for kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening . . .
Editor’s note: The following is adapted from a letter Stephanie Hoover wrote to family and friends to ask them to support her in the Louisville Muscle Walk. We thought her characterization of the impact of her disease and her eloquent description of the community she has found within MDA were worth sharing. We hope you agree. . . .
Although I would later come to associate MDA Summer Camp with the words joy, freedom and independence, that’s not how I felt in the beginning. In fact, I was terrified to go. When my mom told me she had signed me up for MDA’s summer camp in Empire, Colorado, I threw a massive temper tantrum . . .