Philip Aitken-Cade

Virginia | Tom's Rockets - Blast Off For The Cure!

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. The MGFA is the only national volunteer health agency in the United States dedicated solely to the fight against myasthenia gravis.

I was diagnosed with MG in 2010 after I went into crisis and ended up in Mary Washington Hospital. I had symptoms prior to this incident such as slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and fatigue but my GP found no cause for the problem.  After spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with feeding tubes and other indignities, it was determined that I had Bulbar MG that affects my tongue and throat, and my diaphragm loses strength when I am  breathing. General muscle strength is not degraded but stamina is so when walking around the farm I carry a cane that has a seat attached so I can take rests when necessary. Because heat really saps my energy I have an air conditioner in the tractor to combat hot days while cutting and baling hay. Despite anything that myasthenia gravis throws at me, I do not let it become debilitating, and I and my family maintain a positive attitude and support the entire time. Hazel my wife is my caregiver and biggest advocate.

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!

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Raised: $4,350
Goal: $4,000
100 percent raised

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#8  National 
#2  Local

Thank you donors
Philip Aitken-Cade
Start slow and ease up but never stop!!
Mark & Kathleen Aitken-Cade
James Kuykendall : $325
Robert Yarrow : $300
We are honored to support Phil as he takes care of everyone else before himself.
David Olson : $300
One of exceptional quality. As he reads this, he will laugh and I get two benefits: the laugh and knowing him.
Stewart Aitken-Cade : $300
Ken & Lora Dotson : $250
Ginny and Jim Purvis : $200
Philip Aitken-Cade : $200
Donation by Valley Timber Sales,
Carolyn Holland & Bruce Kay : $200
Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. : $200
Pete Schwager : $100
Joseph Coulbourne : $100
James & Christine Herrick : $100
John & Judith Curnow : $100
Deanna Schwalb : $100
Robert Forsyth : $100
Hazel Aitken-Cade : $100
Joyce Engel : $50
Gavin Dock
Go Phil!
Pamela Rogers : $50
Love your spirit and positive attitude!! As I struggle with the smallest of problems, I'll always refer back to you and your cherry tree... love!
Louisa Rucker : $50
John and Helen Widner : $50
Bob & Janice Matthews : $50
Philip Aitken-Cade : $50
Donated by Ed and Roxanne Kessler
Eugene Triplett Jr. : $25
Tom's Rockets - Blast Off For The Cure!
Thomas Larsen - $14716 raised
Anita Steele - $0 raised
carla jaranson - $0 raised
Catherine Coley - $0 raised
deborah morris - $0 raised
Frances Larsen - $0 raised
George Sachs - $100 raised
Hazel Aitken-Cade - $0 raised
kim carpenter - $0 raised
Kristin Larsen - $0 raised
linda landau - $0 raised
Lou Major - $100 raised
mark landau - $0 raised
Mary Loren - $0 raised
michael metrick - $0 raised
Philip Aitken-Cade - $4350 raised
robert forsythe - $0 raised
Steve Rathmanner - $250 raised
Suzer Sachs - $100 raised
William Coley - $0 raised

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