My name is Jake Freedman and I first heard about Jamesy through Manalapan Football. My coach, Pat Marzo introduced my team to him and shared his story. James Raffone has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.This disease is a muscle disease that affects children. It affects mostly boys. Most boys who have it do not survive beyond their mid-twenties and those that do are wheelchair bound by age 12. Duchenne affects about 300,000 boys worldwide; 20,000 kids in the US. There is no cure.
As I was thinking about my Bar Mitzvah and a special project that I could do, I immediately thought of Jamesy. I couldn't imagine not being able to run and play football. In order to raise awareness for Duchenne Disease. I am inviting all of you to do 10 pushups for $10.00. I also will be doing 10 pushups. In addition, at my Bar Mitzvah I will donate $250.00 and invite all my guests to do push ups as well. It is a small gesture but anything helps to find a cure!
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