Jesse Benjamin

Georgia | Team Benjamin Strong

Thank you for visiting my "MG Walk" personal fundraising page!  I am excited to be able to spread awareness again this year

For those who do not know, here is a little of my story:  I have been battling this disease since 2014. Before my first symptom appeared I was a strong, healthy man pursuing my goal of becoming a firefighter. My body declined quickly after my diagnosis was made at Grady Hospital. I lost the ability to eat, talk, even walk. Eventually in August 2014 my immune system had attacked my body so much that it shut down my ability to breath on my own. This is called a Crisis. It lead to a 3 week stay in Kennestone Hospital. I was on a ventilator for 2 1/2 weeks. It was a scary situation. 

This disease is life threatening as at anytime a person can go into crisis and. We lost dear a few dear people to this disease in 2017. 

I am thankful to have great doctors and medical support. Yet many still do not. That is why we need the support of the community. We are working hard to spread awareness and to raise funds to aid in more research. These donations go to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. We need your help! $1 or $100, it doesn't matter.  Join our fight!

I am excited to be supporting the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) through the MG Walk. The MGFA is the only national volunteer health agency in the United States dedicated solely to the fight against myasthenia gravis.

MGFA is committed to finding a cure for myasthenia gravis and closely related disorders, improving treatment options, and providing information and support to people with myasthenia gravis through research, education, community programs, and advocacy.

Please register to walk with me OR make a pledge to help me reach my goal! My fight with Myasthenia Gravis and that of thousands more like me is ongoing and it is difficult,  yet we are hopeful. We need your help!

Together We Can Make A Difference!

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Brook Run Park, Dunwoody, GA
Check-In begins at 9:00 AM; Walk Ceremony begins at 10:00 AM

Raised: $1,165
Goal: $1,000
100 percent raised


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Thank you donors
Jason Benjamin : $30
Marat Reyzelman : $100
Sarah Saracco : $100
Go Team Benjamin Strong!
Alesia Hobbs : $10
I love you dad! Your strength, endurance, and live for Jehovah keeps me going:) thank you for all you do everyday ????
Richard Russo : $250
Keep up the great work! Your friends at PatientsLikeMe
Jesse Benjamin : $50
This is from my friend Sabrina Barrow. We graduated from Troup High School together. She was always so kind to me and still is!
Debbie Johnson : $50
I can't be there to walk with Team BenjaminStrong, but I will be sending good thoughts your way. Go Jesse!
Jesse Benjamin : $100
This is from Aunt Sandra and Uncle Dave. Thank you both so much for your donation
Jill Ketchum : $25
You got this. Your strength and will are an inspiration!
Rohit Avula : $100
Batman's superpower is his indomitable will.
Andrea Barnett
Douglas Edman
Thanks for getting the word about MG out so we can support the cause to raise awareness and funds.
We can't walk with you but do want to help! We love you guys! You truly do inspire us by your perseverance and attitude.
Team Benjamin Strong
Jesse Benjamin - $1165 raised
Alesia Hobbs - $0 raised
Amanda Lecander - $0 raised
Andrew Hobbs - $10 raised
Candice Lightfoot - $0 raised
Carlton Williams - $20 raised
Chasity Ponder - $0 raised
Cheyanne Saracco - $0 raised
Donavan Lightfoot - $0 raised
Jason Browder - $0 raised
Jay Campbell - $0 raised
Josh Lecander - $0 raised
Nicole Campbell - $0 raised
Pamela Wiggins - $100 raised
Sarah Saracco - $0 raised
Shannon Benjamin - $0 raised
Timmothy Ponder - $0 raised

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