Good morning, good afternoon, and goodnight, let me start off by introducing myself. My name is Jeff Poirier and I am so honored to be the 2018 muscular dystrophy Canada's walk ambassador to represent this beautiful province of PEI. I was born in Calgary but raised here on this wonderful Island that I am proud to call HOME.
At the age of 16, I was diagnosed with Friedreich's ataxia a form of muscular dystrophy. At the age of 18, I was confined to a wheelchair due to the progression of the disease.
I struggled and had to overcome many different obstacles through my life but I always try to come out on top with a smile on my face. As of right now there is no treatment or cure but went to all this new technology they're so close to find a treatment or maybe even the cure my fingers are crossed.
There is no greater feeling then knowing you helped others, I know this is a time of struggle but if we all come together to give a donation even if it is just a $1 it all counts towards equipment that people likes me to not afford and research for treatment.
This year we have changed up the location of the Walk it will be held in Summerside June 9th at green shores Boardwalk registration will be starting at 11 if you care to start a team up you are more than welcome just go on down to the website and register or you can leave a donation on my page if you rather choose.
Thank you for all your help and support.
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