Spread the Word

Please help to spread the word about Sam’s Day at NorthPark.

A few ways you can do that include:

  • Sending an email about Sam’s Day at NorthPark to all your friends inviting them to come to the event and also to donate. Be sure to include a link to the Sam’s Day website (http://www.SamsDayTexas.org) and also to the Sam’s Day 2014 donation page (http://www.ParentProjectMD.org/SamsDay2014).
  • Sign up as an ambassador at http://www.SamsDayTexas.org/ambassador-signup and invite all your friends, family and coworkers you know to donate through your ambassador page.
  • Ask local merchants, business owners, service providers, companies that you do business with if they would be willing to donate an item for the Sam’s Day Silent Auction to help raise money. Be sure to take the Auction Donor Form with you so we know who to thank.
  • Ask any one with memorabilia or connects to a sports team, famous person, etc if they’d be willing to donate a signed item to be auctioned off.
  • Contact your local newspaper, tv, radio, favorite blogs or other news outlet to see if they’d run a piece about Sam’s Day at NorthPark.

Thanks for helping to spread the word!

Texans With Character – Sam’s Interview 2011

One of Sam’s best interviews yet. Watch Sam & John Killin being interviewed on CBS DFW.com’s Channel 11 Texans With Character.

Good Morning Texas Interview with Sam & John Killian

See Sam & John Killian’s interview with Chris Flanagan on Good Morning Texas (Channel 8 – WFAA.com)

Interview with Sam Killian at MDA Annual Summer Camp on Channel 11 and 21

Check out Sam Killian at the MDA Annual Summer Camp for Kids at Camp John Marc in Meridian. His interview starts at minute 1:31. This video segment was created to promote the MDA Labor Day telethon sponsored by Channel 11 and Channel 21.

To see the full article and video go to: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/06/24/cbs-11txa-21-at-mda-summer-camp-before-annual-telethon/

To see the other video from this event with more footage of Sam, check out http://www.samsdaytexas.org/2011/09/17/interview-with-sam-at-mda-summer-camp/

Radio Interview with Sam and John on 98.7 KLUV

Sam and John will be interviewed on the Jody Dean and the Morning Team on 98.7 KLUV on Friday, October 29, 2010.  Be sure to listen in or listen live online at KLUV.com

Update: You can now see a picture of Sam and family and listen to the audio at KLUV by going to http://kluv.radio.com/2010/10/29/sams-day/

Click the link to the right to listen to Sam’s Day – Interview with Sam and John Killian on KLUV

Miracle Man

Here’s an update on the Miracle Man, John Killian, after his accident on I-30. Channel 8’s George Riba interviewed the Killians. Below is the video. To see the original post, go to http://www.wfaa.com/sports/Marathon-runner-recovers-from-head-on-colision-98766824.html

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Teens ask Congress for support in battling brother’s disease

Making_A_DifferenceDawn Redig with Neighborsgo.com recently wrote an article about Nick and Abbie Killian (Sam’s brother & sister) who meet with Congressman Ralph Hall in Washington DC.   To read the full article, click here.

Important Message from PPMD Board Chairman… Kinda

Did you see the YouTube video with John & Sam Killian?  Check it out:

About Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by parents of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common lethal genetic disorder diagnosed during early childhood, affecting approximately 1 out of every 3,500 boys and 20,000 babies born each year.  The organization’s mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy through research, advocacy, education and compassion.  PPMD is the largest grassroots organization in the U.S. entirely focused on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  It is headquartered in Midddletown, Ohio with offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Typical Progression of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Many parents do not recognize early signs of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) because their son’s movements only appear slower or a bit more labored than those of other children.  Typically boys diagnosed with DMD lose their ability to walk between the ages of 10 and 14.  These boys will lose most of their upper body strength, including the ability to move their arms, by their late teens.  Also during their teenage years, young men with DMD will need respiratory support at night.  Over time, their respiratory systems will weaken and they will require more constant support.  Medical data suggest that young men with DMD survive only into their 20s.

For more information, please visit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy: Stages of Duchenne.