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Kim Friday's Fundraiser:

Dystonia Project

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July 10, 2010

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Kim Friday

THE STORY:

My mother was diagnosed with Dystonia, a neurological movement disorder in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures, about 6 years ago. I'd like to help find a cure!

In her case, she has a focal Dystonia, meaning the muscle contractions are in her neck, causing it to twist and tilt. It's uncomfortable but overall we feel very blessed that she is able to live a normal life.
She comes into NYC every three months for botox injections into the muscle which helps relieve the pressure and pain the spasms cause.

But each time she's there she meets other patients who are far worse off. One young girl for example has Dystonia in her left eye, causing it to blink constantly, she's is essentially blind in that eye, she can barely sleep, she has trouble walking and can't drive - can you imagine? Another patient has the spasms in his back, causing him to bend over nearly touching his toes at all times.

There is not a cure and only moderate help thus far so every little bit helps!

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Kim Friday

Kim Friday

DONATION: $20

6 years ago