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One of our BRBS owners, Larry Oder, is participating to get “locked up” in order to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
He is supporting a girl named Lizzie who was diagnosed with SMA type 3 when she was two-years-old, a muscle-debilitating disease that can steal abilities many of us take for granted.
Muscular Dystrophy is a broad term for a group of serious genetic illnesses that attack the muscles causing weakness and degeneration of skeletal muscles that control movement. Most diagnoses occur in childhood, and MD is a lifelong progressive illness. Most forms of MD progress to the point that the patient will be wheelchair-bound and often have trouble with certain body movements such as breathing, swallowing, grabbing, and more. MD also causes chronic pain as the muscles deteriorate. Learn more at www.mda.org.
Larry’s personal donation goal is $3,200, and he is a member of the Charlottesville/Richmond district, which, at the time of this article, has raised a total of $14,458.
You can help out by donating to Larry’s page or share this post on social media with the hashtag #MDALockUp. We are very proud as a business to support this great cause!
The MDA Lock Up event ends November 17th–however, you may still donate to the cause through December 17th.