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Team JD hopes to bring awareness to Menkes disease
Jun 06, 2012 | 1256 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
 Both JD teams are pictured above, top row (l-r) Alleasha Smith, Taylor Atkinson, Lance Smith, Ashleigh Feuerbacher, Garrett Tindol, and Hannah Valadez; bottom row: Katlyn Atkinson, Brittany Holder, Arlin Smith, Stacy Gottschalk, Sterling Martin, David Ferron, and Sadie Ferron, after the Corpus Christi Beach to Bay run for Menkes disease awareness.
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Teams JD participated in another run, Beach to Bay Corpus Christi, Saturday, May 19 in support of JD “Bubba” Ferron, born April 1, 2010 in Austin. (4/1/2010-2/3/2012). JD “Bubba” is the son of David Ferron; brother of Sadie Ferron; grandson of Lisa and Scott Atkinson of Kenedy, David Ferron Sr. and Sarah Ferron of Bergman, AR; nephew of Alleasha and Lance Smith, Katlyn, Taylor, and Jake Atkinson. JD recently passed in February from Menkes disease. A big purpose for this run is to “know more”, not many people have heard of this disease, it’s a copper deficiency in the body that begins during infancy.

Local charities in the Coastal Bend area depend on “Beach to Bay” to remain vital in the community. Charities including Special Olympics, the Naval Relief Society and other local school groups participate. The Relay Marathon takes place on Armed Forces day. Our relay consisted of 2 teams of 6. Again, the main reason for Team JD was to inform people of the Menkes disease.
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