I am walking so that others can!!

Myself (at left) and my cousin, Mike, when we were little.

I’ve made my lifetime health issues absolutely no secret within my blogs. But, if you happened to miss some of my posts, here is where you’ll find info on my Epidermolysis Bullosa.

On June 30, 2012, I will be participating in a 5K walk to help raise money for the PUCK fund (Pioneering Unique Cures for Kids). More specifically, it helps raise money for the world-recognized bone marrow transplant treatments that are happening at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital.

Obviously, this cause means a lot to me. It gives opportunities to kids that many of my peers never had. It could mean life or death for several children.

For every dollar that is donated for the walk, Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF) will match it.. dollar for dollar.

I’m beyond excited to participate and was thrilled to have the opportunity (I just happen to be in town that day!!)

 

Please feel free to visit my 5K walk link

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(A few articles about the transplants):

Jackson is on his way to Minnesota this week to start treatment

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080620213845.htm

http://www.news-medical.net/news/2007/11/05/32183.aspx

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mmf/news/children/2012/a-chance-for-a-better-life.html

 

 

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About gespurr

Emily was born in Southwestern Louisiana and has moved over 20 times in her life through nine different states. Most of her life was spent in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, where she met her husband and had her only child. Both she and her husband are also only children. She graduated from Stillwater (MN) High School in 1992 and from the University of Wisconsin in 1997 with a BS in Journalism. Three years later, she met her husband, George, and they married in 2002. Their daughter, Kathryn, was born early in 2004. She relocated with her family back to Arkansas in 2005 after being away for 30 years. She currently works as a customer service representative for a wireless company and lives in North Little Rock. When not taking care of her daughter she is either cooking, working, cleaning house, sewing, gardening, knitting, crocheting hiking, traveling or spending time with her husband.

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