Nick Olson

Telethon 2007 promises a spectacular show

posted on September 1, 2007 - 10:09am
"Back in Vegas!" was MDA National Chairman Jerry Lewis' elated cry last year when the MDA Labor Day Telethon returned to its earlier broadcast site in the "Entertainment Capital of the World." Now, once again, the legendary show will reach out to millions of viewers around the world from the ballroom of the dazzling South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa.
posted on February 1, 1998 - 3:10pm
After half a year of tests, the Olsons suspected their younger two children had a neuromuscular disorder. Friedreich's seemed the most serious possibility, but it usually strikes people in their teens. The disease affects the peripheral nerves, causing weakness, loss of feeling, and coordination problems in the arms and legs. Eventually, it causes heart weakness.