This Father’s Day, we’re recognizing an extraordinary MDA dad. Josh Argall was initially devastated by his son Devin’s DMD diagnosis, but once the shock wore off, he resolved to do everything he could for his son and all MDA families. “I can’t discover the new medicine, I can’t provide healthcare, but I can contribute to the mission in my own way, so that’s what I decided to do…There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for MDA. Knowing how these parents feel and these children feel, that’s what keeps me going.”
The inaugural “Ride for Ray” honors Ray Spooner, whose “Little Ride” across the country for MDA raised more than $80,000 for ALS research and support services. A year after his death in August 2016, cyclists from across the country will join family, friends and local supporters to continue the work Ray started.
When Jone See, a devoted mother of five and doting grandmother to nine, was diagnosed with ALS in December 2014, her loving family and large group of friends channeled their energy into raising money for a cure through the ALS Bike Trek MN. Jone, who passed away on May 3, won’t be there to cheer the team on in person this year, but her spirit, optimism and hope for a cure lives on.
Martha Moore Gomez already has a full schedule as a busy human resources executive for a homebuilding company Mattamy Homes. Work travel takes her throughout North America, but when it comes to volunteering for MDA, she says, “You make time for what’s important to you, and this is what’s important to me.”
The deafening roar of thousands of motorcycles is music to Julie Harris’s ears. To her, that rumble means one thing: “Hope.” This weekend, the Reading Fairgrounds in Eastern Pennsylvania will be filled with Julie’s favorite sounds. That’s because the 30th Annual MDA Ride for Life is speeding into town.
Latondra Chappell is like most teenagers. She drives, goes to prom and is attending college. However, at the age of 11, Latondra was diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy, which caused her muscles to break down and lose strength, putting her in a wheelchair. At her local MDA Care Center, Latondra’s doctor pushed her to live . . .
“My live unlimited moment is to make family a top priority. Never hustle so much to make a living that you forget to make a life,” Mario Lopez, television host and actor. From June 20 to July 31, a generous partner will give $1 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for every #LiveUnlimited moment shared. Create your . . .
Earlier this month, in my home state of Colorado, I had the honor of attending the Denver MDA Muscle Walk with some amazing families and individuals. Not only was it great to be back home, it was wonderful meeting so many inspiring groups of people. It never ceases to amaze me how close everyone in . . .