Tonight I sit and watch the MDA show of Strength Telethon. For the past 46 years, the MDA telethon has been held on Labor Day weekend to raise money and bring awareness to muscle diseases because of the support and help of Jerry Lewis.
We all have seen the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, and last week I even took the challenge, but the Muscular Dystrophy Association research for treatments and cures for other diseases such as muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. There is actually a list ranging from A to Z. Check out the full list at MDA Disease Directory. Symptoms range from mild muscle weakness to complete paralysis to include those used for breathing and swallowing. These diseases can occur at birth or at anytime over a person’s life span. It can also have a short duration or be life long depending on the specific disease. To get a first look at life living with a muscular disease meet Kate.
MDA.org is currently funding over 250 research projects around the world. They also provide support to patients and families, provides summer camps for children with muscular diseases, provide education, advocate for the cause, and sponsor community programs.
I have watched the MDA telethon all my life and I remember as a little girl thinking how brave the children were and wanting to help. I am now able to help. Join me in donating to MDA at DONATE!