Westley has been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Archive for March, 2012

MDA Muscle Walk -Channel 8 interview

I want to thank everyone who helped Westley’s Warriors surpass our goal at this year’s MDA Muscle Walk. We raised a phenomenal $15,642 and the total is still rising.  J You all made one little boy feel very loved. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your kindness and friendships.


Channel 8 covered the event and both Westley and I made the clip –


Huge Success

What a beautiful snowy morning here in Powhatan, VA. You would never know that yesterday’s Muscle Walk weather was in the 50’s and partly sunny. We had about 55 Warriors show up in white, pink and orange Ninja shirts. The colors looked great together and everyone loved the ninjas. Who knew!

The children had a blast playing in the gym, making posters and dancing to the music.  Westley and I were even interviewed for the local evening news. A huge Thank You to April Ford for helping me run our registration table. I couldn’t have done it without her! In the end the event raised over $120, 000 all for research!!!! We Warriors raised a phenomenal $15, 342 putting us in 1st place!!!!! (and a few hundred more to come) For all our efforts Westley won a NOOK Tablet!!!! He is now enjoying a Netflix moving with Wyatt while we wait to see if school is cancelled. As wonderful as the Nook is so many have won here today; the money raised will help to find a cure for Westley and many others. Everyone wins! He’s only 8 but even Westley gets that our 15k means he is very loved and folks want him healed of this muscle wasting disease.

Dallas and I want to say how amazing you all are for everything you do for Westley and our family. We say it all the time; we don’t know where we would be without the love and support of the MDA and our phenomenal warriors behind us. I swell with tears and pride to think of all the love we receive from you all. (Thank God for waterproof mascara!) Please know we love you all back and appreciate your generosity. You all helped make a little boys feel extremely loved yesterday.

I hope you all enjoy this beautiful white day ahead of us!


Westley's Warriors posted signed by all our Warriors


God Speed,

Muscle Walk – Sunday 1pm

Sunday’s weather couldn’t be better so come out and enjoy it with Westley’s Warriors!

Muscle Walk 2012

March 4th 1-4pm @ University of Richmond Weinstein Gym

Please arrive at 1pm so I can register our team

Come join this fantastic family get together to celebrate fundraising efforts made by our MDA families.

Look for the Westley’s Warriors table set up outdoors. You can sign your walk waivers, pick up Warrior and event t-shirts and mingle with man himself (if I can keep him still long enough).

Donate to find a cure http://www2.mda.org/site/TR/Walk/22-B1-379-RichmondDistrict?px=1004571&pg=personal&fr_id=1408