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Heroes through and through

We at the Muscular Distrophy Association want to add our voices to the praises being sung to firefighters for their dedication and courage in fighting the recent spate of forest fires around the country, and especially in the West. Their work in the face of great odds is outstanding. It’s remarkable but true that firefighters not only put their lives on the line to save people and property from fires, but they also sacrifice their time fighting another killer – neuromuscular disease. When they could be resting between emergencies, they instead push themselves to “Fill-the-Boot” with donations for MDA’s vital research and service programs. When they could be taking a week off, many instead spend a week at an MDA summer camp and serve as a buddy to a child with a muscle-wasting illness. The selfless bravery, persistence and generosity of these men and women sets an example for all of us. Firefighters, for all you do and for who you are, we send up a heartfelt bravo! Robert Ross President & CEO

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