There is a very cool author (who I’ve been reading for a very long time) who’s helping to raise awareness and money for Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and helping to make one very special boy’s dreams come true.
Catherine Connors, Her Bad Mother, and Feld Entertainment are doing a very awesome thing for DMD.
In the image below, you will see the code TANNER. When you use this code to purchase your tickets to any of the Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3 shows playing at the Rogers Centre from March 15 to 20th, $2 from each ticket will go to DMD. Pure awesome!
But let’s backtrack a bit….
What is DMD?
“Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, which is a condition in which the muscles – including the heart and lungs – gradually disintegrate. It almost exclusively affects boys. It always kills, usually before the child’s late teens. There is no cure.”
Over the last few year, I’ve been reading Catherine’s blog, Her Bad Mother. In September 2007, I read a post about Tanner entitled “The heart is a muscle. Use it.“
Tanner was 8 then and had only recently diagnosed with MDM. And a lot has happened over the last 4 years. And you can read all of Catherine’s posts about Tanner here: http://herbadmother.com/tanner/ I’ve never met Tanner but through her posts you can just feel how awesome this boy is and how much he is loved.
Go now. Read. I’ll wait here with the tissues when you get back.