I have to be completely honest, I cried when putting this post together. The Muscular Dystrophy Association has become like family to me. In fact, last year when I shot the Muscle Walk for the first time…I had JUST found out I was pregnant, I was sick as a dog and I couldn’t tell ANYONE, so I really feel like Camryn and I are part of the MDA family together!
It’s truly inspiring to see these heroes fighting for a cure, for some answers and to live their lives as best they can with various forms of Muscular Dystrophy. They REALLY get me choked up seeing how positive and happy they are while the rest of us complain about the littlest things all day when we need to be grateful for our health. I complain ALL the time about my knee that I hurt waiting tables (wow, that sounds SO wimpy haha!). This day is a reality check and it’s full of so much love and support! Everyone works so hard to raise money for research and I always get goosebumps when they announce how much each team raised, it’s incredible!
Most of all, I want to really give a shout out to the family members of these heroes. Okay, now I’m tearing up again! (I literally am crying when I type that I’m crying. No joking here.) These families are SOOOO dedicated to this cause and kiss, hug and hold their sons, daughters, mothers, brothers, etc who live with Muscular Dystrophy like nothing I’ve ever seen. It’s always a look I catch, or a sweet snuggle that speaks volumes..saying I AM HERE FOR YOU IN YOUR FIGHT.
THANK YOU for letting me be a part of your MDA family, especially you Ashley.