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Sponsor-A-Mile to End SMA!

June 01, 2009 by Victoria Strong
Well...are you ready...the big summer reveal...

Did someone say cross country RV ROAD TRIP!!!

That's right. We are packing our bags, loading the machines, and hitting the road towards M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I! For months now, we have been trying to find a way to introduce Gwendolyn to my extended family, including my amazing 104-year-old grandfather, Harry. Harry lives in Mississippi and is sharp as a tack, but no longer travels. Gwendolyn does not fly commercially and though we tried, no one is lending us their Learjet smile. We applied to multiple wish foundations, but our situation is very unique and none of them worked out. So, Bill's sister and brother-in law (Aunt Kristen and Uncle Richard) came to the rescue by giving up some of their planned vacation time and loaning us their 36-foot RV to make the trip. And now we've got mega wheels in motion! Not only are we getting to introduce Gwendolyn to Harry, we are also heading to South Padre Island, Texas on our way home to be with my Aunt and Uncle and cousins and have all of them meet and spend time with Gwendolyn. My Aunt and Uncle and cousins in Texas literally whooped and shouted when I told them. And Harry burst into tears; I think we both feared we may never see each other again. And he can't wait to meet his youngest great-grandchild or "Baby Kitten" as he calls Gwendolyn.

But, no Strong plan would be complete without SMA at the top of our minds. So, in an effort to create more national awareness about SMA and raise funds to cure this disease, we are launching the campaign "Sponsor-A-Mile to End SMA!" through the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation to go along with Gwendolyn's drive across the U.S. We hope to have each of our 5,000 miles sponsored at $10 per mile. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation to further research, awareness, and support of SMA focused programs. So, please join our drive to End SMA! Sponsor a mile (or several) to help find a cure!


Visit SponsorAMile.com for more information
and to sponsor a mile (or several)
in support of Gwendolyn's drive to END SMA!

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[...] and Harry could meet. ?A year since we borrowed an RV, plastered it with signs and created Sponsor-A-Mile. A year since we did things we never thought we’d get to do with our daughter and saw family [...]
Posted by Visiting Grandpa Harry � Gwendolyn Strong | Gwendolyn Strong on 2010-07-10 14:13:33

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