Exciting News From Children’s House International

Meisyn Ellison named So. Utah MDA Goodwill Ambassador for 2014


Kuulei Amado ▌Pediatric Health Care Services Coordinator
Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.
849 W. LeVoy Drive, Suite #210 ▌Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Office 801-278-6200 ▌Fax 801-278-2499
lamado@mdausa.org ▌ mda.org


Southern Utah, January 6, 2014 — Meisyn Ellison, an energetic 8-year-old from Cedar City, Utah has been named a Local Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Meisyn at pond

As the new Local Goodwill Ambassador, Meisyn will make public appearances throughout the community to encourage volunteers in the Association’s year-round educational and fundraising campaigns and will also take part in a number of the special events.

Meisyn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Stephen Ellison. Her condition was diagnosed as Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the age of 6. Spinal Muscular Atrophy is one of the muscle diseases covered by MDA’s research and care programs.

Meisyn is in the 2th grade. Her favorite part of school is doing art, reading, spelling and math. She also loves anything princesses and fairies. She enjoys going shopping and traveling. Meisyn attends the MDA summer camp.

About MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at: facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews.