Nelson Machado

TriState | Team Mario

Dear Friend,

Thank you for visiting our "MG Walk" Team Mario and Team Machado fundraising page!

As many of you know, four years ago, my father, Mario Machado was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis (MG). Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune disease in which antibodies mistakenly attack and destroy neuromuscular connections, causing weakness in muscles that control basic movements that include walking, swallowing, blinking, breathing, and smiling. Many patients are unable to enjoy their daily lives, attend school, or work. While there are treatments, there is currently no cure for MG.

Much of my father’s progress is contributed to the continued research through the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA). MGFA is the only national volunteer health agency dedicated to MG, and is committed to finding a cure, improving treatment options, and providing information and support to MG patients through research, education, community programs, and advocacy. In an effort to raise awareness and funds, MGFA hosts walks from coast to coast.

In addition to raising funds, the MG Walk generates awareness, renews hope, and creates a community of caring and sharing. The MG Walk enables patients to talk about their illness – some for the first time, and experience an outpouring of support, concern, and a pledge from family, friends, and coworkers to do more.

On Saturday June 10, 2017, my family is joining the TriState MG Walk to help raise money for research, so people like my father, Mario Machado, can one day live without myasthenia gravis. Please help this year be just as great as last year.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Your support will be a great help, not only today, but for generations to come. If you can, please contribute to “Team Mario” at

Please give today and help me enable the MGFA to walk towards a world without myasthenia gravis.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours,

Nelson Machado

Raised: $8,675
Goal: $10,000
90 percent raised


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Thank you donors
Nelson Machado : $2,500
Robert McPheeters : $2,000
Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to a good cause! We are happy to support the effort and hope that ongoing research makes a positive difference to families affected by MG.
Helen Machado : $1,000
Thank you Nelson and everyone else for supporting Team Mario. This means so much to us and to all of those with MG.
For The Cure, Team Mario! - Your friends at Bluegrass Materials.
bob/ellen quinn : $400
Paul Fisher : $400
Chris Redding : $250
Al Free : $250
John Betts : $100
Let's find the cure!
Eric Snavely : $100
On behalf of PNC
Walt and Linda Fleischer : $100
Go Team Mario. Keep up the good fight for a great cause.
Teddy Keller : $100
What an awesome cause!!
Chelsea Aro : $100
Andy McDonald : $100
Johnanthony Fiorilli : $100
Anthony Figueiredo : $100
Norma Marques : $75
Good luck team Mario!!! Carlos & Norma
Team Mario
Maria Cardone - $570 raised
Candide Pinto - $0 raised
Ibrahim Elsammak - $200 raised
Megan Biancardi - $100 raised
Melanie Da Cruz - $100 raised
Nelson Machado - $8675 raised
Patrick Boggi - $100 raised

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