This charity hits particularly close to home for me, as my friend's son is living with Duchenne. Allison and I were pregnant with our second children at the same time. Her son Matthew was born just a few weeks before my daughter. As he started to grow, his parents noticed some delay in his gross motor skills. Testing revealed the devastating diagnosis - a fatal form of Muscular Dystrophy.
While Matthew may look like a normal, newly minted 5 year old, his future will not be normal. He will likely be wheel chair bound by age 12 and later become a quadriplegic. His life expectancy is less than 30 years. His parents Allison and Bobby made an instant decision; they are fighting for their son's life with all the tools in their arsenal. They work tirelessly with Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy to raise funds to educate, find a ways to lessen symptoms, and ultimately find a cure.
These amazing warrior parents have enlisted the help of their friends to help raise funds by hosting events in Matthews honor. In fact, there is an event coming up this weekend, and I am thrilled that TMC Travel is able to donate a trip to be raffled off by the Imagine How chapter of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. Our goal is to raise over $10,000 by selling only 100 raffle tickets for $100 each.
If a 5 Night Disney Vacation at a Deluxe resort including 5 day tickets for a family of 4 sounds like fun to you please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. You have great odds of actually winning this trip - 1 in 100! Again, tickets are $100 each and ALL PROCEEDS WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT PARENT PROJECT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY. The drawing will be held on Saturday, May 14. Please contact me prior to that time so that I can make sure you have a chance to buy a ticket. Ticket sales are capped at 100, so don't wait to long and miss you chance!
If you are the lucky winner, you have a year to complete your travel and I will personally assist you with all of your travel plans, from picking the perfect Deluxe resort to making your ADR's. Even if you don't win the trip...you are still a winner by helping this family and others fight the good fight! Imagine How you can help save the lives of the children suffering from this disease. Good luck!!!
If you would like to learn more about sweet little Matthew and his amazing parents, please visit http://www.imaginehow.org/ or check out this video: