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Eastern Kentucky Kappa Alpha Order Donates $1,500 to Child with Muscular Dystrophy

EKU MDA LongThe Delta Mu chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at Eastern Kentucky University recently donated $1,500 to help a young boy with Muscular Dystrophy. Members of the chapter recently volunteered at a fundraising event, Biking for Brayden, on Saturday, October 3rd at Kentucky Motorsports and Outdoors. The event, which included a silent auction, cake-walk and indoor carnival, was held to raise money for medical expenses for Brayden Long. 

Brayden, who is nine years old, is currently fighting a battle with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by muscle degeneration and weakness. While it is a deadly disease, Brayden’s mother says that, “he is a fighter and never complains about the treatments.”

The support from the community has helped with medical and travel expenses for treatments that are forestalling the advance of the disease and important equipment for his safety and therapy. 

Colin Pinkston, Number I (chapter president) of Delta Mu chapter, surprised Brayden and his mother, Tammy, with the $1,500 check during the event. 

“I wasn’t expecting it at all,” she said about KA’s gift. “They have already done so much this week. They donated soft drinks and helped carry in everything for the indoor games. It was such as surprise.”

When asked about their donation, Pinkston said, “It’s always nice when we get to do something that benefits someone right here in the community.”

Read more on the story by the Richmond Register HERE.

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