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Where On The Road Is Gwendolyn?

June 30, 2009 by Bill Strong

Big Bird on DeBard Street in Palestine, TX. DeBard is Gwendolyn's
middle name -- named after Victoria's mom, DeBard, who was named after
a family last name.
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Palestine Herald-Press: Journey For A Cure

June 30, 2009 by Bill Strong
Thank you Palestine Herald-Press and Cheril Vernon for running such a great story on Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Gwendolyn, Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, Sponsor-A-Mile To End SMA, and PetitionToCureSMA.com!

To read the story click here or click on the image below.

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Where On The Road Is Gwendolyn?

June 30, 2009 by Bill Strong

Palestine, TX. Well, Gwendolyn was sleeping when we arrived this afternoon so one of her best buddies, Elmo, had to stand in for her for her "Where On The Road..." candid. As you can tell, Elmo's having a blast as well!!!


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Trip stats:

* Mileage this segment: Childress, TX to Palestine,...
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Acts of Kindness: Rancho Sedona RV Park

June 29, 2009 by Bill Strong
These are the things that give me goosebumps - literally. And, over the last year since Gwendolyn's diagnosis, I've had the distinct pleasure of experiencing things of this nature many, many, many times. And it's not sympathy, as I really don't appreciate sympathy. It is just simple, gracious acts...
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Where On The Road Is Gwendolyn?

June 29, 2009 by Bill Strong

On the road through Bowie, TX. Headed for Palestine, TX.
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Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

June 29, 2009 by Bill Strong

Okay, so we are in a Walmart parking lot tonight in Childress,TX
(nearest stop between points A and B), but if you close the curtains
on the Walmart side and have the right frame of mind, you can find
beauty almost anywhere.


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* Mileage this segment: Santa Fe, NM to Childress,...
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Where On The Road Is Gwendolyn?

June 28, 2009 by Bill Strong

Texas border...
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Santa Fe, New Mexico

June 28, 2009 by Victoria Strong

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Trip stats:

* Mileage this segment: Sedona, AZ to Santa Fe, NM --- 412 miles
* Cumulative mileage: 1,055 miles
* Cumulative gallons of diesel gas: 168 gallons

Santa Fe is beautiful and definitely a place we'd like to return. It is much bigger than Sedona and we barely scratched the...
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Petrified National Forest and the Painted Desert

June 27, 2009 by Bill Strong
Yesterday, on our beautiful trek from Sedona, AZ to Santa Fe, NM we decided last minute to take a detour through the Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert. The petrified wood was interesting - especially when you consider that they are a few HUNDRED MILLION years old. They look...
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Hoover Dam by RV

June 26, 2009 by Bill Strong
On our way from Las Vegas, NV to Sedona, AZ yesterday we took the RV over the Hoover Dam. It was truly an experience! What an amazing architectural feat considering it was constructed in the 1930's. Although, I'm 99.999% certain they never, ever, ever, ever, ever imagined a 36-foot decal plastered...
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SB Independent: Strong Family Takes to the Road

June 25, 2009 by Bill Strong
Thank you so much Santa Barbara Independent and Ty Manning for running such a great story on SMA, PetitionToCureSMA.com, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, and SponsorAMile.com. We really appreciate your help in raising awareness about Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the #1 genetic killer of young...
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KVBC-3 (NBC-Las Vegas): Family brings awareness to a little-known

June 25, 2009 by Victoria Strong

Thank you KVBC-3 (NBC-Las Vegas) and Katherine Whaley for featuring SMA and helping us further our mission to raise awareness about SMA, which we believe will lead to a cure for future generations.

Thank you also to Heather for helping pull this all together for us. You are awesome!

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Leaving Las Vegas

June 24, 2009 by Bill Strong

We had so much fun with Heather and Wade these last few days in Las Vegas. They are such dear friends and we always love being with them whenever we can. And seeing Gwendolyn thoroughly enjoying herself with Reagan just melts our hearts.

Yesterday Heather and Wade graciously hosted a party in our...
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Noozhawk: Santa Barbara Family Hits the Road in Continued Quest for

June 23, 2009 by Bill Strong

Thank you Noozhawk for running a story on SMA and Gwendolyn's 5,000 mile cross country RV adventure to meet her 104-year-old great-grandfather, Harry Gillespie, and raise much needed awareness about SMA in the process.

Click here to read the Noozhawk story!
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Ahhhh, this is the life…

June 23, 2009 by Bill Strong

Gwendolyn spent the day playing with her new friend Reagan and
relaxing in the warm late afternoon shaded pool in Las Vegas. She especially loved putting her hands and feet in the waterfalls. This is the life!
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Pajama Party

June 22, 2009 by Bill Strong

Gwendolyn is having a blast with her new best buddy, Reagan, and so are we!!! This is the girls getting their jammies on together -- they did not want to be apart after their big evening dance party. So fun! And they both couldn't wait to see each other this morning.
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Enjoying The View

June 21, 2009 by Bill Strong

Gwendolyn enjoying the view of the Joshua trees while perched in her red chair on her way to Vegas.
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Associated Press (AP) Spreads Much Needed Awareness About SMA

June 21, 2009 by Bill Strong
Several publications picked up the story from the AP about Gwendolyn's 5,000 mile drive to meet her 104-year-old great-grandfather from the front page of The Vicksburg Post yesterday spreading much needed awareness about SMA. Click below to check them out:
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Open Road, Here We Come: First Stop—-> Las Vegas, NV

June 21, 2009 by Bill Strong
And we're off...

It has been a hectic week, but exciting as we prepared for today and the official Bon Voyage! Thank you for all the well wishes and safe travel messages and comments -- we love reading them and feel so encouraged by them.

Today, I went down to Aunt Kristen and Uncle Richard's house...
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Santa Barbara News-Press: STRONG BOND: Couple hits road to fight

June 20, 2009 by Bill Strong
Santa Barbara News-Press: STRONG BOND: Couple hits road to fight the disease that's killing their daughter, by Scott Steepleton, June 20, 2009

Thank you Santa Barbara News-Press and Scott Steepleton for running this story about SMA and Gwendolyn's drive to END SMA on the front page today. You guys...
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