THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT THE 2016 SACRAMENTO MG WALK!
It was a great day of awareness, fundraising for important resources for those living with MG, and such great support in the MG Community. Keep the momentum going! All fundraising pages will remain open through December, so there is still time to reach all of our goals. Reach out to your family, friends, and coworkers and tell them all about your great experience at the walk (be sure to show them all the photos!), and encourage them to support you. Follow up and thank all those that did donate, and please contact the MG Walk Office for any tips on post-event fundraising.
Thank you all for an amazing day, a great event, and for coming together and doing all we can to reach the ultimate finish line…a world without myasthenia gravis!
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We are thrilled to announce that the 2016 Sacramento Local MG Walk Hero is…Amanda White!
Amanda and her family were on vacation in Hawaii when her parents started to notice that her eye was drooping. Couple this with the double vision and headaches she was experiencing, and there became a cause for concern. They went into the ER at midnight, and, after waiting for an hour and a half, they were finally brought in. They performed a cat scan, which showed no results, and had even suggested doing a spinal tap. At the end of it all, the doctors diagnosed her with a brain tumor, and so Amanda and her family went to see child neurologist Dr. Shailesh Asaikar. Upon seeing him, she was diagnosed, at the very young age of 6.5, with myasthenia gravis.
Amanda’s great grandmother had MG, so the family had heard of it before, but didn’t know much, or anything at all about a diagnosis for a child. So, her mom, Veronica, took to the Internet to gather as much information as she could about the disease. She called everywhere she could for information and to educate herself on MG as much as she possibly could. Veronica’s research brought her to the MGFA and she even wrote an article about her daughter’s diagnosis for the MGFA newsletter. It was through this very newsletter that they learned about the MG Walk. They participated in San Francisco and have been a part of the MG Walk for 4 years.
Amanda is honored to be the Local Walk Hero for the Sacramento Walk this year and excited to be a part of the Walk again. It’s a great chance for her to meet people who are going through a journey similar to hers and learn that she is not alone. It’s also a great chance to check in with those she meets every year at the Walk to see how they are doing. By being a part of the Walk, Amanda feels like she’s supporting those living with MG and those learning of their diagnosis. She feels she can raise important awareness about MG, as many, such as herself, never know about it and its effects.
She will be walking with her entire family as well as all of her high school friends who will be coming out to show their support for Amanda. Her entire cheer team at school is also coming together to bond and support the Walk, and have it on their team schedule. She wants those who are going through this to know that you are not the only one and can talk to others about all this. You don’t have to go it alone! You can still do the normal things you used to do, you just have to be cautious. For Amanda it was high school dance and cheer. She made captain of her varsity cheer squad, and she was invited to try out to be an All American Cheerleader and won! MG doesn’t slow Amanda down!
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On MG Walk Day, we gather to celebrate those we love who live with MG, commemorate the research we’ve helped to develop with funds raised!
Share your fundraising page and links to donate via email and on your social media accounts. If you have checks or cash funds to turn in, please let us know and we can help you add them to your fundraising page. Checks may be mailed to the address below. Please be sure you’ve written your team name in the memo field!
MG Walk Office
1707 N. Randall Rd, Suite 200
Elgin, IL 60123
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