Every day, kids and adults with muscular dystrophy lose the ability to walk, run, talk, dress themselves and even breathe. Yet every day, these individuals are defying their limits.
Because life is for living unlimited.WILL YOU JOIN US?
Each day these freedoms are taken away from kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that weaken muscle strength and limit mobility. Together we can change that.
MDA is funding
more than 150 current research projects in 11 countries
Kids and adults make
visits to MDA Care Centers each year
More than 3,800 kids receive their “best week of the year” at MDA Summer Camp, free of charge
You’ve helped make
this progress and more possible
Michelle Murphy is an avid runner. She routinely pounds the pavement through the neighborhoods of Albany, NY.
MDA Amplify is a new mobile app that revolutionizes the way you — an MDA supporter, partner or family — can share MDA news on your own social media channels.
Ray Spooner, a certified nurse midwife, who has ushered thousands of babies into the world, was diagnosed with ALS just a few months after dousing himself in the Ice Bucket Challenge of Summer 2014.
Although I would later come to associate MDA Summer Camp with the words joy, freedom and independence, that’s not how I felt in the beginning. In fact, I was terrified to go.
Kim Staats, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, was awarded an MDA development grant totaling $180,000 over a period of three years to study potential causes for sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The Informed Consent Authorization Form is 12 pages long. My husband, Allen Carney, reads it carefully, initials in several places and signs at the end. And that’s the easiest part of participating in a research project.
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