Testimonials

Regaining Confidence and Independence

John was diagnosed with Myotonic MD at the age of 53 in 2012, and began to quickly lose his mobility.  After exhausting savings to purchase mobility equipment and aids, he and his wife were discouraged as they faced a costly expense to make a bathroom handicap accessible after several falls and fractures.  MDFF was able …

Van Lift Repair Keeps Jake Rocking

Jake’s van lift needed new cylinders, but it was something he just couldn’t afford. The lift provides Jake the ability to stay gainfully employed, get to medical visits and to keep in touch with family and  friends. With help from MDFF donors, the lift was repaired and Jake was able to maintain his active lifestyle of …

Raelyn Races Down her New Ramp!

6 year old Raelyn has Pompe disease and has never walked. Partnering with SAWS (Servants at Work), MDFF helped build this ramp for Raelyn and her family. Her mother Sara said “Our Our family struggles everyday with the diagnosis of not only my daughter but my mother also being in a wheelchair. This assistance has helped …

Freedom for JD

JD contacted MDFF in January when he was facing job loss and his wife Anita was looking for a new job. JD was diagnosed with FSHD at the age of 18, a form of MD that mostly affects that impacts the face, shoulder blades and upper arms the most. After nearly 20 years of hard …

Seeing Family & Friends Again

James has Limb Girdle MD and retired recently from a career in Accounting. He recently got stuck outside in the cold when he returned home and their garage door wouldn’t open, which was the only entry into their home with a ramp. While most people dream of visiting family once they retire, James was unable …

Courage Gained through Dignity

Barbara has a very rare form of MD known as McCardles MD.   While Barbara is still able to walk with a cane or walker, she couldn’t clear the tub ledger to shower without help from her husband Kenny of 39 years.  With Kenny’s health problems amplifying the challenges, it was becoming hard on both of …

Bathroom Provided by People Who Care

Bill and his adult daughter Christy, both have Myotonic MD. Debby, Bill’s wife and Christy’s mom, is the primary care giver for both of them and she works full-time outside of the home as the only income provider. Debby keeps doing what she can, encountering physical challenges of her own to help her husband simply …