Steven M. Derks
As I travel and have the privilege of visiting families, our researchers and clinic leaders, children and volunteers at summer camps and our sponsors, I often hear fond memories of watching MDA’s Labor Day weekend telethon.
In my first six months in my new role, I’ve traveled the country meeting with MDA families, supporters, researchers, staff and others who care passionately about our mission. As a result, I’ve come to view the word HOPE in a new way. HOPE is not only the powerful intention to discover lifesaving treatments and cures. HOPE is a commodity that can be measured — in progress.