Friday, September 25, 2009

Paula Hook is making a difference

Dear friends,

I have met a wonderful set of people on the Internet: the Hook family. I have been in contact with them for about 6 months now and the more I get to know them, the more I like them.

Paula Hook is making a difference. Two of her three daughters have been diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxia, not even that long ago. Carli and Kati are two gorgeous young women, who want to make the most of their lives. They have not chosen to get Friedreich's Ataxia and so far, there is no cure. FA is an inherited neuromuscular disease, that causes progressive damage to the nervous system. Some symptoms are gait disturbance, speech problems and heart disease. The Ataxia causes coordination problems such as clumsiness or awkward movements and unsteadiness. The nerve tissue in the spinal cord degenerates and muscle movement in arms and legs gets weaker. Many people with FA spend a lot of time in a wheel chair and some are wheelchair bound for the rest of their lives. A blurry speech is another symptom of FA. Please let us give these wonderful people a voice: your voice! Speak for them, convince people to donate in finding a cure..

Please help Paula find a cure for FA, so she can help her daughters and so many others in their struggle against Friedreich's Ataxia. Make a donation on her homepage.

Supporting Paula means supporting the MDA - Muscular Dystrophy Association. With the help of friends like you, MDA continues to be able to provide comprehensive services through local MDA clinics and advance its research efforts to find treatments and cures for over 40 neuromuscular diseases. Friedreich's Ataxia is one of them.

On behalf of the children and adults that will profit from your donation, we extend deep appreciation for your generous support.

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