When you donate today, you transform lives. Meet some of the incredible people living with neuromuscular disease:

I will live in the moment and enjoy the journey.

The hardest thing I’ve ever done is accepting my fate in a wheelchair and learning how to adapt. I was walking until I was 12, and now at 16 I am using a wheelchair. I had to adapt my life to my diagnosis — I had to embrace it. - Dawson S., who lives with Friedreich’s Ataxia

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I will cure my own disease.

My strength comes from my family who I consider to be my greatest support team. Without them and the lessons they taught me, I wouldn’t be able to take on and accomplish my goals. - Justin M., who lives with congenital muscular dystrophy

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I will dance with my husband.

The hardest thing I’ve ever done was marrying my husband, realizing I could have a happy, healthy relationship despite my disability. I realized that I was worthy of being loved and that the “right person” would see past any perceived physical difficulties and love me for the wonderful person I am! - Leticia T., who lives with spinal muscular atrophy

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By donating or fundraising for MDA, you’re delivering hope to families affected by neuromuscular disease.

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Ready to empower this community and change lives? Here’s how you can set up your own fundraiser:

Set your fundraising goal

Every dollar you raise helps fund critical research and care for people living with neuromuscular disease, so don’t be afraid to be ambitious! Once you’ve set your goal, create your fundraiser on DonorDrive.

Spread the word

Share your challenge with your family and friends — be sure to post on social media! Make sure they know that their gift could change someone’s life.

Keep up the momentum

Post weekly progress updates on how much you’ve raised, and encourage your loved ones to donate to help you reach your goal!

Together, we are stronger

Together, we can transform more lives and deliver hope to people living with neuromuscular disease.

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