The Myasthenia Gravis Walk is a 1.5 mile walk to raise awareness for this horrible disease. This disease causes muscle weakness, including those used to swallow, speak, see and breathe and there is no known cure for it. In the past, many doctors had never even heard about this disease, so they gave their patients a wrong diagnosis. A wrong diagnosis equals wrong treatment, and when you receive wrong treatment, you are not getting better, and it’s a waste of time, energy, money, and for an honest term, life.
The leaders of this event host walks all over the country. Their 7th annual walk was held in Charleston, SC on April the 8th. That very walk raised over $42,000! Now with over seven walks held and numerous meetings across the U.S, they have raised an astounding amount of money at over $4.3 million. Over 200,000 people have been diagnosed with MG, and tens of thousands of people have MG but either aren’t diagnosed, or diagnosed with the wrong disease and receiving wrong treatment.
On April 22, from 10 A.M. to 2:30 P.M, my mom, Stephanie McCall, is having a blood drive in memory of my grandmother, Kay Powers, who passed away last year from this disease. If you are near New Prospect Baptist Church on April 22, and are seventeen years of age or older, please stop by to donate blood in memory of my grandmother and to honor the brave fight she fought.