Westley has been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Archive for April, 2013

Muscle Walk 2013

Slaying the Dragon at the 2013 Muscle Walk was great fun!!! The weather kept some of you homebound but those who attended enjoyed the vendors and watching the kids have a blast.

Westley was asked to lead off the Muscle Walk and it was humorous to watch him crash through the finish line tape. (He later crashed into a concrete wall but all that was hurt was his pride.) I couldn’t believe the creativity of the kids when they made their Westley’s Warriors signs to display proudly on the 1 mile walk. We had some amazing little artists on our team.

With your support we raise as a team over $9,000 putting us in 1st place for a second year in a row!!!!! Impressive!!! Westley was awarded a beautiful plaque and a Nook HD. Since he won a Nook last year he decided to return it to the store and place the money in his savings account. Dallas and I were proud of his decision to save the money rather than spend it on something frivolous.

Dallas and I want to thank you for all the support you show our family all year around and during our fundraising efforts. We truly feel we are the luckiest family to be surrounded by you all. This year’s $9,000 is going to make a difference in the fight to cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I have been reading about some amazing strides in research that make me feel hopeful that there will be some help for Westley in his lifetime. Thank you for slaying this dragon along with us!

We don’t know how STRONG we are until being STONG is the only choice we have!

God Speed, Jessica, Dallas, Westley and Wyatt