Stacy Coleman wrote “The Big Heart Hero,” a short children’s story, to inspire her two young sons Hayden and Mason, who live with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), and others to find strength in every day moments and to never give up on what you want to become. Stacy, who also lives with CMT, and her family are active in the MDA community in Texas.
Bryant and Sarah Krieger’s son Fritz was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in February of this year. Less than a month later, their family, along with dozens of other supporters, were walking to bring strength to life at the Muscle Walk of Phoenix as part of Team Fritz & Friends. Here, on Fritz’s first birthday, Sarah allows us a glimpse inside her thoughts by sharing these emotional and moving entries from her journal.
Thirteen-year-old Garin, who lives with DMD, has a positive attitude that helps his family give him the best life possible. That includes one day becoming an architect who designs buildings for people who use wheelchairs. But first: MDA Summer Camp!
Over the past 35 years, the MDA Shamrocks program has raised more than $300 million to help save and improve the lives of families living with muscular dystrophy. Get to know Maya, who graces the 2017 green MDA Shamrock.