Kalynn Dibble's Fundraising Page

Pacific Northwest Friends of FSH Research

Kalynn Dibble's Fundraising Page

Kalynn Dibble's Fundraising Page

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

My name is Kalynn Dibble and I was diagnosed with FSH (facioscapulohumeral) Muscular Dystrophy 9 years ago. At the time doctors told me to curb all physical activity and find a desk job, because of the risk of accelerating muscle loss. I am pretty soft spoken, but also have tremendous drive when it comes to something I want to do. So I nodded and left the doctors office, knowing full well I wasn't going to listen to a word he said. 

Growing up I was always involved in athletics, but as my MD progresses the ability between me and my peers became apparent.  As time went on everyday activities became more difficult and I had increased muscle atrophy.  It was then that I discovered the Challenged Athletes Foundation and realized that there was still a place for me in athletics.  I began competing in triathlon and tackeled XTERRA.  I have since fallen in love with my road bike and focused more on cycling.

About the time that I discovered this great community of challenged athletes I discovered Terry Colella and her family, and their tireless efforts to fund FSH research through their non profit Friends of FSH Research (http://www.fshfriends.org/). I attended their annual gala dinner and auction and met an amazing group of people who also had FSH. It was at that moment I really realized how having FSH affected my life.

This year the anual Fishing for a Cure gala dinner and auction are coming up. I really wanted to do something to help support Terry's efforts as they mean so much to me. So I decided to take my two new found found passions and put them together. So I decided to put together a group to ride the Seattle to Portland bike race in order to raise money for FSH reserch.

If you would like to read more on my story, you can visit: http://www.kalynndibble.blogspot.com/
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

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