Tiffany Shultz

Connecticut | Jakes Journey

Thank you for visiting my "MG Walk" personal fundraising page!

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

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic neuromuscular autoimmune disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles, which are responsible for breathing and moving parts of the body, including the arms and legs.  There is currently no cure.

Some individuals with MG have MG that only impacts their eye muscles.
This is called Ocular MG.
Most with ocular MG go on to develop generalized (body-wide) MG.

This can impact virtually any muscle in the body. It is common to have problems with vision, speech, chewing, swallowing, movement of the arms and legs, and breathing.

Jake's experience started in 2015 with drooping eyelids and double vision.  When in crisis, he can lose the ability to see all together.  He takes prescription medication every 3 hours every single day.  His family, friends and school staff have to be constantly aware of signs of worsening symptoms that could lead to breathing trouble.

Throughout all the doctors appointments and new medications, Jake remains positive and upbeat.  He is an artist who enjoys spending time with his friends and family.  To know him is to truly love him.  He never looks for sympathy or pity.  Instead, he is usually the one offering help to others.  This experience has made him stronger and he lives everyday with purpose and appreciation.

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!

Together We Can Make A Difference!  Thank You!

Raised: $1,390
Goal: $1,000
100 percent raised


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Thank you donors
Dorothy Kardel : $150
Rita Kliminski : $125
Tonya Kloiber : $25
Jacquelyn Batte : $20
Sara Johnson and Luke Shultz : $100
Missy Schafranski-Broadbent
Larry Keating
Thank you Captain Keating for your donation!
Judi Cox : $30
Goss Family : $100
New London Municipal ECU
Emma Punsalan
Jeremiah Lamont
Phyllis Schwarze : $50
Praying for a cure Love Gammie
Dustin Adkins
Mike Mariano
Candelario Jennifer
Jordan Salas
Kurt Lavomniere : $15
Chris Valerio
Anthony Nolan
Jamie Degunia
Kristina Paradis : $30
I hope they find a cure soon!
Karen Merva : $25
I wish I could be there to walk with you keep fighting Jake ??
Deborah Roddy : $100
Love you Jake we are so proud of you and Mom . Love Uncle Chris and Aunt Deb
Corinne Wurzbacher : $25
Love you guys!
Robin Schwarze : $100
Grandma loves you Jake!!! Praying for a cure.
Ryan Linderson : $50
Jakes Journey
Tiffany Shultz - $1390 raised
Acea Hillard - $0 raised
Gracyn Barnhill - $0 raised
Jacob Shultz - $10 raised
Karen Schwarze - $425.65 raised
Kerry Lynch - $0 raised
Luke Shultz - $0 raised
Marcel Loahisdon - $0 raised
Matthew Elci - $0 raised
Robin Schwarze - $0 raised
Sarah Shultz - $0 raised
Shelby Schwarze - $600 raised
Sueua Brown - $0 raised
Taleicia Barnhill - $0 raised
Tina Brown - $0 raised

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