The FSH Society is seeking a committed, experienced leader to serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO will lead the Society in meeting its important mission: to serve as a source of information and support for all patients and families with FSHD; to act as a driving force in the development of research directed towards treatment and cure of FSHD; and to act to bring support to patients and research for FSHD through effective engagement of governmental and private sector organizations and entities.
As we come up on the last days of 2016, we are taking one final look back on the incredible year it has been, and one last moment to recognize those who have shared their inspirational stories, strength, and commitment to continue to do the things that they love. As we mentioned in Part 1 and Part 2 on our blog, we are sharing stories we received throughout the year from fellow FSH Society members that demonstrate how they won’t let FSHD stand in their way.
Your support is life-changing to those in the Society – and with your continued dedication to finding a treatments and a cure.
Continue reading below to hear the stories of Ryan, Aditya, and Lynne on how they are raising awareness, doing what they love, and how the Society has helped them along the way!
Join us on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 as we participate in the fifth annual #GivingTuesday!
Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by social media and collaboration following the widely recognized shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Known as the unofficial kickoff to the giving season, every year philanthropies are celebrated and communities around the world join together with the common goal of encouraging giving to a worthy cause.
FSH Society Ambassador Carden Wyckoff and her brother Spencer are at it again! This time, they will be traveling 79-miles through the Georgia portion of the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and funds to cure FSHD.
Throughout the hike, sponsored by Vestigo, Spencer will be carrying his sister Carden on his back using a specially designed harness. Their father, Kurt, and sister, Virginia, are also set to join them on the adventure to spread the message that no matter what physical limitations are placed on you anyone can reach their goals.
“Being able to walk with someone on your back is an intrinsic reward,” says Spencer. “We are looking to prove that this journey, carrying someone on your back for 79 miles, is not impossible, and that Carden and others do amazing things themselves every day.”
Questions? Carden Wyckoff: 770-316-1900, or FSHDRSVP@gmail.com
Meredith’s home is wheelchair accessible with an accessible restroom. Though the driveway is fairly steep, the carport at the top of the driveway will remain open for drop-offs and pick-ups in front of the ramp entrance to the home. Parking is available on the street.