There are many ways to give to a charity and for me, giving back to Jesse’s Journey was easy.
My nephew Tyler has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and after reading John Davidson’s book “The Right Road”, I was inspired to do whatever I could to support Jesse’s Journey and help John to fulfill his goal of finding a cure. John Davidson is an incredible man and an inspiration and while I know that I can’t walk across Canada like he did, I can leave money to a charity and Jesse’s Journey is my charity of choice.
In November 2013, I made the choice to leave a gift in my will to Jesse’s Journey. I had turned 50 that September and I knew I needed to update my will. This was an opportunity for me to think about the legacy I want to leave, and I want there to be a cure.
Every year, I help organize Brian Connor’s Rice Lake Challenge and Tyler’s Walk to Defeat Duchenne in Cobourg, Ontario. These events have raised more than $265,000 for research through Jesse’s Journey. It is important to me to know that I’m doing everything I can for research today and in the future.
– Sharon Lynn-Weese