Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jory's Hope For A Cure


This is Jory & my son Luis. Jory and Luis met when they were 3 years old. They are 12 now. They met at daycare while we were stationed at McChord AFB, WA 9 years ago. Luis and Jory became best friends instantly. At the age of 5 Jory was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. It was hard for my son 5 at that time to understand why Jory was in a wheelchair and could no longer walk. It was hard at the time to explain to him what was wrong with his friend. Jory and his family are our family they mean so much to us and they are such a grateful family. Jory is such a strong kid and I admire that he doesn't let his disease get him down. Never does he feel sorry for himself. Now that my son is older he understands and still questions why Jory has such a disease. Luis prays for Jory often. Then we moved to San Antonio, TX stationed at Lackland, AFB. Then we found out that Jory and his family followed us! They moved there shortly after we did and both boys were so excited to be able to hang out and have sleep overs. While we were stationed in San Antonio the MDA held yearly walks to raise money for MDA at one of the local malls. We walked with Jory and his family and raised money. Every February is the walk and usually in January is when we start to raise money. So I'm sending out a post in case anyone is interested in donating even if it's only $5. Every little bit helps to get these kids the help that they need. I can't put into words how much we love to do this every year for Jory and his family. We hold the MDA very near and dear to our hearts. You can find the link to our homepage for donations here: Jory's Hope For a Cure

6 comments:

Karen Sullivan said...

It's great that the family moved to the same AFB afterwards and the boys could continue their friendship. So many times friendships go astray with military families. I have been to your base before and really like it down there.

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

Oh Felicia...I will definately donate. Such a strong boy...and your son is wonderful for being there for him.

Ashley said...

Thank you for sharing this! I wish we could donate but I will definitely spread the word for you.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

tfs, such a sweet story....where can we send money, I did not see a address. thanks **

Leigh said...

Wonderful that the boys are such great mates and that both your families have managed to keep together despite being transferred.

Janet Bagnall said...

Felicia - thank you so much for sharing this with us. It is so wonderful to hear stories such as this and that God has found a way to keep your families together. We had a fund raiser here in South Carolina recently for MDA and I was arrested (in fun, of course) and had to raise money for bail), so reading this story makes me feel great about doing something like that to help out.