Thirty-one-year-old Jenny Read suffers from a disease most of us have never heard of – mitrochondrial cytopathy leukodystrophy, a progressive neurological disorder. Jenny is only one of 10 people worldwide with the disease, and few live as long as she has.
Ever since she was a child, Jenny has tried to deal with the tremors, the pain and the nausea, all of which are getting worse. Fortunately for Jenny, she has met caregiver and now good friend Becca Hollandsworth, co-owner of C.A. of Okemos, who has been able to find a variety of medical marijuana treatments to help ease Jenny’s pain. One medication even allowed her to sleep through the night for the first time in years.
Becca is also organizing a fund-raiser for Jenny, so that she can travel to Arizona and then California to meet with doctors there who may be able to provide additional help.
Jenny’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Fundraiser is Saturday, March 10, at Holiday Lanes/Spare Times Entertainment, 3101 E Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48912, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. It’s too late to enter a team, but you can still come to watch and to donate.
Those who cannot make the bowling fundraiser but who would like to help can send a donation to:
C/O C.A. of Okemos
5668 N. Okemos Road.
East Lansing, MI 48823