CommUNITY Champion: Third grader uses hobby to help friend with muscular dystrophy

CommUNITY Champion: Third grader uses hobby to help friend with muscular dystrophy


PAIR.>>AND THEN YOU PUT ANOTHER
RUBBER BAND ON. ANNE: AINSLEY AND SAMMY HAVE
BEEN FRIENDS FOR YEARS.>>AND THEN YOU BRING THAT ONE
TO THE TOP. ANNE: THIS WEEKEND, AINSLEY PUT
THAT FIENDSHIP INTO ACTION. DOZENS OF RUBBER BAND BRACELETS
AND SELL THEM IN HER
NEIGHBORHOOD. AINSLEY: I SAID, I’M MAKING
BRACELETS FOR MY FRIEND SAMMY
WHO HAS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY. SAMMY: I’VE HAD IT SINCE I WAS
BORN, BUT WE FOUND OUT I HAD IT
WHEN I WAS 2. ANNE: SAMMY HAS A RARE AND
PROGRESSIVE FORM OF LIMB GIRDLE
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY KNOWN AS
LGMD2I. SAMMY: IT’S HARD TO DO THE BASIC
THINGS LIKE I GET, MY MUSCLES
GET MORE TIRED THAN THE REGULAR
11-YEAR-OLD KID. ANNE: AINSLEY WANTED TO HELP HER
FRIEND SO SHE MADE SIGNS AND PUT
HER BRACELETS ON DISPLAY
TEACHERS, NEIGHBORS, AND FARAWAY
FRIENDS CAME TO HEP. AINSLEY: I RAISED ABOUT ONE
THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.>>IT’S JUST SO HUMBLING AND SO
SWEET AND SEFLESS OF AN ADORABLE
GIRL WHO SPENT ALL SUMMER MAKING
BRACELETS. ANNE: THE MONEY WILL GO TO THE
FOUNDATION SAMMY’S FAMILY
CREATED TO HELP RAISE MONEY AND
AWARENESS FOR LGMD2I. THEY HAVE FAITH IT’LL MAKE A
DIFFERENCE.>>WE ALWAYS SAY, LISTEN, WHEN
YOUR CURE COMES, YOU CAN DO
ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO,

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