Former Westporter Dave Stalling is a tireless advocate for his son Cory, and other youngsters with Duchenne — a genetically inherited, fatal disease for which there is currently no cure. Dave raises funds, public awareness — and hope.
Now, he’s got his own hopes for Christmas.
Cory wants a new fishing rod for Christmas. I will be getting him a nice one, of course, and likely lots of other stuff. He is, after all, my son; I love him — and I can’t help but want to spoil him a wee bit! But here’s what I really wish I could get Cory for Christmas: A chance at a full, happy life! You can help! Give a gift of HOPE!
All the money raised will go to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, the largest nonprofit organization in the United States focused entirely on Duchenne — funding research, raising awareness, promoting advocacy, connecting the community, and broadening treatment options.
Last summer I took Cory backpacking and trout fishing in the wilds of Montana, something we’ve been doing together most of his life. He had a bit of difficulty, but could walk up to 2 miles a day. Next summer, I plan to take him trout fishing with the new fishing rod I am giving him for Christmas.
I hope he will be able to hike, fish for trout, and do all the things he loves to do far, far into the future.
To help Dave, Cory and many others afflicted with Duchenne, click here.