Welcome to Jake's Fundraising Page for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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Thank you to our donors!

46 percent of goal achieved.

Goal: $50,000.00
Achieved: $23,195.00

Help us raise funds for researching a cure for DMD!

Thank you for visiting our muscular dystrophy fundraising page, created in honor of our four-year-old son, Jake.

Jake has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood. A progressive, neuromuscular disease, DMD affects one in 3,500 boys worldwide.

Boys with DMD usually lose the ability to walk between the ages of 8 and 12. By their late teens those diagnosed with DMD have lost most of their upper body strength, including the ability to move their arms. DMD affects all muscles in the body, including the heart and lungs, and therefore most children do not live past their early twenties due to heart or respiratory failure.

Please help us raise funds for researching a cure for DMD. Donate to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization formed by parents of children with DMD and a leader in funding DMD research.

To make a contribution, click on the "make a gift" link under the thermometer to the left. Donating through this fundraising page is simple, fast and totally secure.

Your donation will help fulfill the critical need for DMD research funding. To learn more about this need, read the following article, "A Wake Up Call," by Dr. Timothy Cripe. Here is the link: http://www.parentprojectmd.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nws_res_cripe060702

No donation is too small or large. Every contribution counts and is 100% tax deductible. Please send this to all your friends and family who might understand our desire to help our son and countless other boys with DMD!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support, prayers and compassion. It is the support from friends like you, coupled with our faith, that gives us comfort during this challenging time in our life.

With hope,

Emily & Michael Pritchard

Visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/jakepritchard for periodic updates on Jake. Feel free to sign up to receive journal update notifications.

Please e-mail us at emilypritchard@earthlink.net or michael@michaelpritchard.net if you have any questions or comments.

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