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From MDA camp to promising drug trials, summer brings reasons to be hopeful
Can you hear it? It’s the sound of children’s laughter at nearly 80 MDA summer camps across the country. At MDA camp, thousands of kids with muscle disease discover a world where barriers don’t exist, and they meet many other kids sharing the same needs and experiences. It’s a place where kids can just be kids, as they build lifelong friendships and gain increased self-confidence.
Through their partnership with MDA, our nation’s heroic fire fighters save lives even off the clock
The year was 1954. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the White House home, a gallon of gas averaged 22 cents, and the TV show “Father Knows Best” kept Americans captivated with Hollywood’s version of the perfect family. But, as explained in a 1954 article published in The Press-Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio), no one knew best when it came to treating the estimated 200,000 Americans diagnosed with a “strange...
MDA’s critical support for people with ALS
For many, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fast disease. Once diagnosed, the average life expectancy for a person with ALS can be as few as three to five years. When Ben Thomas received his ALS diagnosis at the age of 29 — just three months after the birth of his only daughter, Emmerson — his world was turned upside down.
MDA vs. ALS
MDA is the world leader in funding ALS research and...
Fighting the good fight: Celebrating IAFF and all who help us battle muscle disease
As I meet and work with more and more people in the MDA community — families, staff, volunteers, donors and national partners — I’m amazed at the tenacity that drives our lifesaving mission. We are an army mobilized in the fight against muscle disease.