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Let's find a cure for SMA!

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BENEFITING: Gwendolyn Strong Foundation

EVENT: New England

EVENT DATE: Oct 03, 2015

Monica Orellana

THE STORY:

My fabulous friends and colleagues from Crossfit Resilience at Boston Scientific have inspired and encouraged me to participate in Mudderella New England this coming October. Our ultimate goal is to have FUN! When registering, I was given the option help raise funds for a charity that impacts lives.

I chose the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (theGSF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing global awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the #1 genetic killer of young children, accelerating research focused on ending this cruel disease, and supporting families impacted by SMA and other life-altering conditions. theGSF is an all volunteer organization, meaning 100% of your donation goes toward fulfilling their mission.

My husband and I are each carriers of a copy of an abnormal gene, which means that there is a 25% chance that we pass the abnormal genes on to our babies. If the baby inherits two copies of the abnormal gene, the baby will have the disease. SMA destroys the nerves responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement, but does not affect intelligence. Muscles that control breathing, swallowing, head and neck control, walking, and crawling are the most severely affected. Symptoms most often appear before a baby is two years old, but can start before birth or not until adulthood. Over 60% of individuals who are diagnosed with SMA are severely affected. There is currently no cure or treatment for SMA.

With your support (nothing is too small!) I hope we can support theGSF's mission in finding a cure for this terrible disease. Let's find a cure for SMA!

-Monica

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  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Diego Jimenez

    $50

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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • MIOG

    $25

  • Claudia Orellana

    $50

  • Lu y Jose

    $45

  • T & J

    $25

  • Angela & Manuel

    $20

  • Brennan/Shimizu-Brennan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Diego y Rosita. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In memory of Diego Fleitas 2 years ago

Brennan/Shimizu-Brennan

Brennan/Shimizu-Brennan

DONATION: $50

Happy to help! Good luck with the event! 2 years ago

Angela & Manuel

Angela & Manuel

DONATION: $20

Great Initiative, my friend! 2 years ago

T & J

T & J

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lu y Jose

Lu y Jose

DONATION: $45

2 years ago

Claudia Orellana

Claudia Orellana

DONATION: $50

In memory of Diego Fleitas 2 years ago

MIOG

MIOG

DONATION: $25

Siempre en nuestras oraciones. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In honor of Monica & Luis 2 years ago

Anonymous

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DONATION: $20

Good Luck Monica! 2 years ago