|YOU can be part of the cure..
||[Mar. 11th, 2007|04:41 pm]
Hey everyone.. I am writing this note in hopes of catching the attention of anyone and everyone.. I (along with several of my friends) are trying to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's (MDA) annual Stride & Ride event.. I know most of you that read this are college students and probably don't have extra money laying around to give to a cause that you may know noothing about but EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!!! Seriously.. if it is merely a dollar it ALL ADDS UP! Give up ONE candy bar or a bottle of gatorade and help fight a disease that is in great need of finding a cure..|
MDA is the largest reasearcher of neuromuscular diseases that IS NOT FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED BY THE GOVERNMENT.. Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disease that affects one's muscles.. There are over fourty different types of this disease, each one varying greatly from another.. Basically, in all forms there is some form of a mutation that does not allow the muscles to grow and function properly.. The extent of affects depends on which type it is..
MDA not only does research to help find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy, but also things like MS, SMA, and numerous others dibilitating diseases..
As many of you know I, Ally Bruener, was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy when I was two years old.. My disability has progressed over the years from being able to walk, to using a walker and wearing leg braces, to a manual wheelchair, to now not having the strength to push a manual chair and having to use a motorized wheelchair and having to use a breathing machine when I sleep because my lungs have weakened over time.. I am not asking for pity, I am simply asking for help with finding a cure so that we can put an end to this and many other diseases.. On a near annual basis I am informed of a friend of mine passing away from complications due to MD.. I want to stop this not only for me but for all the people around the world that are in some way affected by it.. Whether they have a friend, family member, or they themself have this disease millions are in some way affected.. So, please, help us find a cure...
If you are interested in finding out more about this disease or how you can help please don't hessitate to contact me either via LJ, myspace, facebook or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org...Any contribution, no matter how small or large, will play a large part in finding a cure.. PLEASE, HELP US FIND A CURE...