Milda is an established artist and designer whose work has been used on greeting cards. She's published two books of humorous drawings and illustrates children's books. Milda has taught art for 16 years.
Haleigh served as the MDA National Goodwill Ambassador in 1968-69. Her mother was an artist and encouraged Haleigh in art as a child. When the effects of the CMT caused a loss of dexterity in her hands, she was inspired to create artwork using computer programs. Haleigh has exhibited works in galleries in the Royal Oak area.
Since Abbey became MDA National Goodwill Ambassador in 2007, she has created numerous pieces of artwork for the Association’s national sponsors. One of her works is displayed at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wis. This artwork was created in 2010 when Abbey and her parents traveled to Washington, D.C. to tour our nation’s Capitol and visit legislators as well as the headquarters of the IAFF and NALC.
Respondents to MDA’s Transitions Survey — in other words, people with a neuromuscular disease who are in their teens through late 30s — made it clear they had questions about the genetics of their disease, as well as questions about family planning and the value of diagnostic testing.