Friends and Families Muscular Disorders Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to increases the quality of life and independence of children and adults with any type of neuromuscular disorders, MD, CP, Lupus, MS, ALS,Parkinson plus over 100 other disorders/diseases well as empowers their families, through advocacy, education, and medical financial assistance through out New York State.

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We are very excited to announce our 2020 -2021 Ambassador.

Her name is Carly Waddington from North Syracuse she's 6years old . The daughter of Mark and Kim Waddington.

After birth, Carly was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, which is accompanied by low muscle tone.  Carly had received physical therapy along with occupational therapy, speech therapy, and a special education teacher through early intervention from 6 weeks old until 3 years old. 

Once Carly was in preschool, the North Syracuse Central School District continued her therapies for another 2 years. Carly was then enrolled in kindergarten, where she was in a full inclusion classroom. 


Carly has flourished striving to keep up with her peers, and is loved by every person that she interacts with everyday.  At 5, Carly began therapeutic horseback riding through ARISE.  She will ride in different positions, making different movements or doing activities (all guided) which are all directed at increasing core muscle strength.  She absolutely loves riding. Her family could not be any happier with the progress that Carly has achieved over the past 6 years, and she continues to amaze us all!

Photo by Blessed Reflections Photography, LLC


Friends and Families Muscular Disorders would like to take the time to give our sincerest thanks to those who have supported our cause!

(click here to see a full listing of our sponsors websites)

Dougherty Funeral Home 





Latham Tupperware

Nana's Novelty Nook 

US books

Kneading Vitality

Tastefully Simple 

Matilda Jane Clothes 

Rector Hicks 


Rada Cutlery 


Mascots United



Enflated Creations 

Lu La Roe 

Animantha Creations 



Price Chopper 


KB White Farm 

Ruby Ribbon

Chasey's Metal Decor

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