Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is known to be the most common muscle disease in children, mainly because the symptoms of the condition usually become obvious between the ages of 7 and 13 years, with death in the teen years or early 20’s. Studies are now showing that individuals with DMD are living into adulthood, as a direct result of public health interventions that support the patients and their families.
Deborah Y. Powell Anderson of Fair Deal Grocery “The Spot 47” said that “fundraising efforts need to continue in order to support finding a cure for all forms of Muscular Dystrophy, while also celebrating the fact that positive differences are currently being made.” She shared that her brother, Paul Jerome Powell, passed away at the age of 17 as a direct result having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and that the Powell Family fully remembers the joy of having Rommie’s vibrant, happy, and loving presence in their life.
As a result, and in honor of the memory of Paul Jerome Powell, Fair Deal Grocery “The Spot 47” (The Powell Family) has decided to host A Wing & A Prayer For A Cure Meal – to benefit MDA.
The event takes place on Monday, April 2, 2018 (which happens to be Deborah Y. Powell Anderson Day – by Proclamation, in The City Of Charleston), 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, at Fair Deal Grocery (47 Cooper Street) in downtown Charleston. The meal includes a choice of Lemon Pepper, Hot, Garlic, Honey Mustard, Tequila Lime, Ranch, or Fried Wings with Fries for $10, with $2 from each meal purchased being donated to MDA.