“My husband and I always tell people this because it is the truth: Henry is our hero,” says Stephanie Betts, an Team Momentum runner and proud mother of son Henry who lives with congenital muscular dystrophy. “He is incredibly strong. Our quote on the back of our Henry’s Heroes shirts states, ‘True strength is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.’ He is an amazing kid who has the best attitude that just draws people in. We are so incredibly lucky to be his parents.”
“My time with Team Momentum — I love it. It’s an all-year event for me,” Pat says. “The people you meet, the families you meet, the staff at the MDA — it’s all incredible. It’s the most inspiring thing I’ve ever been a part of. I explained to my wife after the first time I ran the Chicago Marathon that I feel like I have this cup of good feelings in my life, and that weekend, it overflows.”
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.”
Air Force Senior Airman Mike Hall, 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight and operation medical technician conquered the 2017 Boston Marathon with Team Momentum, running for his sister Danielle, in memory of his brother DJ and for all families impacted by neuromuscular diseases.
Matt wants a bright future for his son. That’s why he started the team Archer’s Way and ran with Team Momentum in the United Airlines NYC Half-Marathon in March. His efforts brought in $55,000 and counting for research that will help find treatments and cures for DMD.