Thank you for visiting my "MG Walk" fundraising page!
I am excited to once again be supporting the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) through the "MG Walk"! We began participating in the walk 4 years ago after receiving the news that our precious 1 year old girl had MG.
For those who don't know much about Myasthenia Gravis it is an autoimmune disease where there is a breakdown in communication between the nerves and muscles, causing involuntary weakness and rapid fatigue in muscles. It can affect your ability to keep your eyelids open, it can affect your use of arms and legs, and it has the potential to impair chewing, swallowing, even breathing.
For Harper it was drooping eyelids that first prompted us to see a doctor. After a month of pure panic, phone calls, doctors appointments and tests, we were give the diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis. Harps was one of the youngest cases they had ever seen in our area. Fortunately, for our lil' miracle her symptom cleared up with only a month of eye-patch training, and we have not seen another symptom since. Still, we watch her extra close every day, and help her make healthy choices to fight the onset of any future symptoms. We also stay committed to supporting our local MG community and the MGFA, by participating in Portland's "MG Walk"!
Each year our team of walkers grows and grows! We are so very thankful for the family and friends who have joined Team Harper; and we cannot thank those who have donated to our fundraising efforts on their behalf!!! We would love to see even more folks at the walk this September, so please join us at the beautiful Summerlake Park, Saturday the 30th @ 10am.
Register with Team Harper, and if you cannot walk with us, please make a pledge to help me, Harper or any of our amazing teammates reach our fundraising goals!
Thank you truly, for all your love and support!