|Updated: 3/18/2013 10:27 am
||Published: 3/16/2013 10:15 pm
You never know what you'll find at an MDA event until you meet the company.
Chances are you'll spot a bunch of smiles, plenty of fun and sometimes much more.
"It makes me feel so good that people care so much," said Jennifer Baker.
And it shows. About 400 people showed up and shelled out cash for the Tulsa’s Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Muscle Walk.
“MDA is a close knit family,” said Baker.
Doctors diagnosed Baker with MDA when she was three-years-old.
These days she controls movement with a remote on her wheelchair. Really, that's the only thing that separates her from most people it definitely doesn't slow her down.
Anyone who has the disease, or cares for someone with it will tell you it's not cheap.
"The Tulsa chapter of MDA, we cover about half of the state," said Becky Prine.
Prine organizes MDA events to raise cash for treatment, research and summer camps.
"It’s where I met all my friends," said Baker.
And it’s where Baker met Adrian 10 years ago at camp. The two kept in touch, and eventually married. Adrian suffers from MD too.
"We've been married almost a year," said Baker.
They don't deal with MD alone. Anymore, they don't have to.
"Hopefully they will find a cure and they won't have to have events like this,” said Baker.
MDA said it raised over $65, 000 at Saturdays walk. If your organization is interested in participating in our Charity Spotlight, email FOX23’s Sharon Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.