Through the eyes of young artists
In our print magazine, we didn't have room to feature the many wonderful examples of summer camp-related artwork from the MDA Art Collection. So we offer you this special Quest Extra slideshow, "Images of MDA Summer Camp," showcasing selected paintings, drawings, and pottery from a wide range of young artists from across the country.
Spring has sprung in varying degrees around the country, a sure sign that summer’s not far behind. For many kids with neuromuscular diseases, summer can only mean one thing: “The Best Week of the Year!” — also known as MDA summer camp.
Featured in this article: Three times is a charm for Ambassador Abbey * MDA's phone call routing system has changed * Famed neurologist receives top MDA honor * MDA summer camp is just around the corner
Abbey returns, part III
The delightful young lady who has served MDA so well as its National Goodwill Ambassador for two terms is returning to represent the Association again in 2010.
Letters to Quest: A former MDA summer camper shares her memories ** Readers respond to articles about exercise, public transit, travel problems, caring touch ** Selfless fire fighters help a Virginia man ** A reader asks about overusing hand muscles while playing video games, and MDA Medical Director Valerie Cwik responds.
Winter may not have given way yet to spring, but it’s already time to begin making plans for summer. If you’ve heard about MDA summer camp but just aren’t sure you can take that step — or worse, the idea scares you half to death — read on for some words of support, advice and encouragement by a number of folks who’ve been on all sides of the equation.
Campers say ...
Letters to Quest: Thanks to Quest & MDA ** MMD and the brain ** Study raises concerns for two with SBMA, ALS ** Thanks for summer camp support ** Go gaming!
Ask any 10 people what they’d save if their houses were burning down, and at least nine will answer “my photographs.”
The ability to capture moments like lightning bugs in a jar, to be pulled out and examined at leisure, is more than just a pastime. Photos anchor us in history, reminding us of the foundations upon which we’ve built our lives and values.