Paula McGinnis

Virtual | Hawaii - Garden Isle Walkers

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2018 Hawaii MG Walk is Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Place: Kapaa Beach Park, Kauai, HI

Check in at 9am and walk at 10am

As I viewed the clouds outside of the airplane window, after attending the 2017 National Myasthenia Gravis of America Conference, I had “I AM MG STRONG,” come into my thoughts. My thoughts were filled with the positive, not negative, impact that MG has had on my life and what has actually made me MG Strong.The primary conclusion is all about awareness.

I thought that I had my life all planned out, WRONG!Life can change in an instant from what we had planned or even dreamed about. Life can change drastically with the rare autoimmune disease, Myasthenia Gravis. I have learned that I AM MG STRONG, because when I am weak, I am strengthened by keeping my faith, perseverance and positive attitude through the adversities.

Yes, I walk the shoes of Myasthenia Gravis, but it is not the end of the world. Through my persevering personality I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to make a difference by becoming an advocate for MG in my region in 2014, where there had not been any awareness, and I began the Southern IL Walk. Now as an Ambassador I take bringing awareness anywhere my journey leads me, even on vacation.It is because I am MG strong that I brought awareness with me to Hawaii on vacation and began the first MG walk in the state of Hawaii in February 2017.

I am a person about the principle of things, and I never did like change, but the change made by having MG has made my mind MG Strong, even when my body is weak. I have learned to stand firm as my own advocate, persevere, and most of all continue the journey as an Ambassador for Myasthenia Gravis wherever my journey may lead me.

I am MG Strong because I have a very supportive family, friends, acquaintances, and a very supportive husband.

I continue to stay MG Strong because as an Ambassador it allows me to share awareness with others, which do not know about MG, and gives me the opportunity to let other MG patients know that they are not alone in the world with the rare neuromuscular disease.

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.

Together We Can Make A Difference!

Paula McGinnis

Ambassador for MG in Southern IL and Hawaii



Raised: $540
Goal: $500
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Rank:  
#144  National 
#2  Local

Thank you donors
Paula McGinnis : $45
Donation from Marionette Taboniar
Anonymous : $160
Ann Teruya : $200
Paula McGinnis : $85
Paula McGinnis : $50
Hawaii - Garden Isle Walkers
Paula McGinnis - $540 raised
Ann Teruya - $0 raised
Brenda Martin - $0 raised
Cleo Kanai - $0 raised
Dorothy Spangler - $0 raised
Drane Drake - $0 raised
Emmsley Drake - $0 raised
Gary McGinnis - $0 raised
Howard Kanai - $0 raised
James Drake - $0 raised
Joey Drake - $0 raised
Johm Martin - $100 raised
John Tengan - $0 raised
Kathy Strombeck - $100 raised
Kaylynn Drake - $0 raised
Lyah Drake - $0 raised
Michael Drake - $0 raised
Richard Spangler - $0 raised
Rita Houck - $0 raised
Robert Houck - $0 raised

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