BENEFITING: Transverse Myelitis Association
EVENT DATE: Aug 22, 2015
Twelve years ago my family and I had never heard of Transverse Myelitis. Since my dad was diagnosed with this disease we have had opportunity to learn firsthand what this disease is about. It is heart-wrenching watching what it does to the body and it changes everything. Since there is no hair loss as with chemo, no scars as with organ or joint replacements, those with TM can suffer in silence and/or be misunderstood since they appear to look fairly healthy. They are not. Parts of their body are "at war" with the rest of them and it is day in and day out.
Since the diagnosis there have been heart-warming times as well. I have met and learned of those who are stronger and more courageous than any athlete I see on TV. From a little two-year old who is a giant in spirit, to an early elementary boy and his family who keep on keeping on with courage and faith, to my dad who is eighty-nine years old and has struggled with this life-altering condition twelve years as of August 22.
If you can come to Wayland for a few hours, please sign up with my team and come! If you can give to Transverse Myelitis Association, please give what you can! ANY amount is appreciated and will be used directly for the cause. (You can use the dropdown when you get to the amount to donate and delete the processing fee).
Thank you so much!