Fly Out 2010

MDA families, clinicians and advocates met with lawmakers and staff in 27 states; more meetings planned throughout the year

posted on October 4, 2010 - 5:35pm
“Sometimes change starts with the little things, like sharing your story with a member of Congress.” These words, spoken by MDA Health Care Service Coordinator Carolyn McNutt after an August meeting with Arkansas Rep. Mike Ross, succinctly capture the purpose of the MDA Fly Out and make clear why the fledgling program is so successful.

Photos of MDA families, sponsors and advocates who met with policymakers to share stories and gather support in August & September 2010

posted on October 4, 2010 - 5:26pm
This year's Fly Out was a resounding success, with dozens of MDA families, sponsors and advocates meeting with members of Congress and their staffs in states and districts from coast to coast (and even in Hawaii). In all of these meetings, which took place in the home districts of more than 30 U.S. senators and representatives throughout August and September, families shared their stories...