Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

FILL THE BOOT: Keep giving to fight muscular dystrophy

Letter by Bill Green, Allyn on Aug. 19, 2013 at 5:15 pm | No Comments »
August 20, 2013 2:44 pm

Some have asked why are there Firefighters on the street corner holding out a boot asking you for your donation.

I myself asked that questions 17 years ago, but when we found ourselvers at a Doctors’s appointment, and the Doctor told us that our daughter had a form of muscular dystrophy, I had the answer as to why Fill the Boot.

The International Association of Firefighters across the United States and Canada have donated over $450 million to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and 77 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to research, services and education. Without this support our daughter, who is now 17, would not have been able to have top-notch support and care at the many doctor appointments, clinic visits, surgeries, adaptive care and the best summer camp for kids with muscular dystrophy, all for free.

On top of all the physical and financial services provided to my daughter and those with muscular dystrophy, the family and siblings are supported as well. This organization is not just a business; it is a family that you can call upon at any time for anything. Who or what can you think of that does that for you?

This is why me and my family support and will always support the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Filling the Boot. My family and I thank You for your support

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.